On January 13, 2018, Indus Valley World School celebrated the Annual Concert performed by the Pre-Primary section with Ms. Ananya Banerjee, Councillor of Ward No. 109 Borough 12 as the Chief Guest. The same programme was repeated on January 14, 2018 and Srimat Swami Suparna Nandaji Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark kindly graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
The programme commenced with a warm welcome speech by the Director of the school, Mr. Joseph Mathew followed by the inauguration of the celebration by the honourable Chief Guest Ms. Ananya Banerjee and members of the managing committee. After the felicitation of the guests and the inspiring speech by the Chief Guest, the children of Grades 3, 4 and 5 filled the auditorium with their melodious welcome song. The Principal, Ms. Anita George proudly read out the achievements of the school reflecting the perseverance and sincerity of both students and teachers.
The much-awaited segment of the evening, Ramayana, opened with a profusion of colours, rhyme and rhythm. The bubbling tiny tots, well organized and deftly trained by their dedicated teachers, took the stage with confidence and enacted their parts with diligence. The narration and dialogues in immaculate Hindi with appropriate stage decoration created an aura of brilliance, transporting the audience to the world of the epic. The poise and dignity of every tiny actor, particularly that of little Sita need special mention. The dancers in their splendid costumes brought a riot of colours and grace on the stage especially those of the forest scenes. The mellifluous songs, the background music, the pictures on the giant screen and the detailed props prepared by the teachers, blended perfectly with the sublime theme. The grand Diwali celebration at the end by a joyous group well-established the message of victory of good over evil.
A vote of thanks was delivered by the Vice Principal, Ms. Reshma Bhattacharya and the programme ended with the national anthem sung by all present.