Indus Valley World School, one of the leaders in premier new-age educational institutes in the city, celebrated this wonderful winter month through a two phased Carnival aptly titled VERVE – FETE ‘N’ FIESTA 2018. It was a celebration of festivity, spirituality and philosophy. What initiated on the 19th of December in the school premises as the marquee event for Grades 6 & 7 through a myriad of fun events, culminated on the 21st with a memorable evening of cultural bonanza by and for Grades 8, 9 and 11. Throughout its entire span, the festivities enchanted the attendees with its playfulness, spontaneity and chromatic exuberance.
The programme on 19th, specifically designed for Grades 6 and 7, had eleven different thematic variations woven around a colourful tapestry of offerings. The eminent Tabla Maestro Pandit Sanjay Mukherjee graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and illuminated the audience with his words of wisdom. Pandit Mukherjee also expressed his contentment and nod of approval towards the importance and prominence of co-curricular activities at IVWS. The day was filled with exciting shows and performances by the students who had prepared themselves under the guidance and supervision of the teachers, and their hard work paid rich dividends. The reverberations of music in the air and the fragrance of delicious eat-bits emanating out of the food kiosks set up for the occasion, created a unique blend of feel-good happiness all around. The children and their parents enjoyed themselves till the clock struck seven and then it was the time to bid farewell to the first phase of Verve 2018.
After a day’s gap, however, the festivity returned in its full vigour on the 21st. It was Carnival time, and the students of Grades 8, 9 and 11 were more than raring to go and have a blast. The well respected and National Award winning Film Director Shri Sanjoy Nag was the Chief Guest of the day and spoke eloquently, before Grade 8 mesmerized all with their soulful show on the life of Jesus Christ and on the essence of what He thrived to teach humanity. The theme of Grade 9 was “dreams” and they did not hesitate to use every shade in the colour palette to represent theirs’ on the canvas. Their mastery over the craft of painting impressed one and all and their artistic expressions were both bold and beautiful in equal parts. The stage was then set for Grade 11 to make the audience laugh out loud with their perfectly enacted comedy depicting a clueless and confused 21st Santa Claus struggling to make sense of today’s technology driven consumer market products. The script was nicely woven, the dialogues and situations were uniquely funny and the acting was enthusiastic and spontaneous. Overall, the Santa show turned out to be a blockbuster. The Christmas Carol by the school Band, that followed shortly, lifted the Christmas spirits high and soaring.
Music, painting and comedy, though, were not the only buffet that the Carnival served. There was sumptuous and mouth watering delicacies on the food kiosks waiting to be devoured, and devoured they were. The students, the parents, the staff and the management — everyone enjoyed the day to their hearts’ content. The evening came to an end at seven, but for those who attended it, it continued to leave its cheerfulness far beyond the clock.