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Viraasat 2011

hereCelebrating the art of dance

The celebrations of the World Dance day were commenced on 29th March in the school. Keeping the ideas of development of love for our culture and heritage among the youth, Shrimati Vanashree Rao and Guru Jaya Rama Rao were cordially invited to enlighten us about the passion and the ecstasy that various dance forms gift to the human soul.

The artists complemented each other as if they would be able to perform the dance blindly, and still know the position of the partner. The exquisite dance form of Kuchipudi-which is known to it’s graceful movements and it’s strong narrative and dramatic character was flawlessly delivered for a period of an hour and a half. It was indeed a delight.

hereRaghu Rai's Visit

20TH july was a treat for the budding photographers of the school since India’s ace photographer Mr. Raghu Rai visited the school. The session was attended by the students of class XII and budding photographers. Mr. Raghu Rai took up photography in 1965 and joined “The Statesman” the following year as the Chief photographer.

Mr. Rai spoke about spirituality and his experiences with it and how in his opinion life should be lived. Mr. rai went on to say that geniuses are not born. Dedication, from early on in life, is what matters.

we need to channelize our energy and move towards achieving our goal.

The budding photographers of our school felt previlidged to be able to meet and interact one of the most respected photographers in the country.

hereInter House Music Competition

On the 18th of july, Monday, SPIC MACAY organized an inter-house Music Competition for the S2s of our school. There were a total of 13 participants with around 100 more children cheering for them.

Our school was graced with the presence of the renowned musician Mr. valentine Shipley.

Mr. Shipley initiated to the world of music at the tender age of four, gave his first concert in Lucknow. He released his debut instrumental album called “SHARARAT”, featuring hit songs from classic Hindi movies played for the first time on Acoustic, Nylon and Slide Guitar. It is the no. 1 selling album in India in instrumental Category. He was awestruck at the talent being showcased by the students at the HLL auditorium and shared with us his years of experience as a musician and having lived life to the fullest.

herePresentation with Arjun Pandey

Mr. Arjun Pandey showed a presentation to the senior students on the Kurumba tribve of South India.

The presentation revolved around the tribe, whose total population is only 4000 people who are spread across 80 villages. They are known to have existed for over a thousand years now but their numbers have significantly decreased during the last decade. They collect the honey produced by a rather poisonous and giant honey bee called the Apis dorsita that can kill with a minuscule number of only six stings.

They walk around uncovered, but miraculously do not get stung by the bees.
The children who attended his presentation were truly awestruck and mesmerized by the lifestyle of this unique tribe and the beauty that surrounds them. The students, after watching the presentation and interacting with Mr. Pandey realized how diverse our country is.

hereInter-House Cultural Quiz

The morning of the 21st of July, 2011 was rather really exciting. SPIC MACAY conducted it’s 2nd annual inter-house Cultural Quiz. The 6 rounds of quiz included questions on Indian art, Classical Music and other aspects of our culture.

The beautiful setting of the amphitheatre and the cool monsoon breeze created a perfect atmosphere for the cultural quiz. A very enthusiastic response was received from all the participants. The quiz was a wonderful learning experience for all present.

Despite the tough competition, Shastri house bagged the first prize.

herePhotography workshop

SPIC MACAY, the society for protection and promotion of Indian Classical Music, Arty and Cultureb Amongst Youth Celebrated the annual SPIC MACAY Week from 18th-22nd of July. It organized an ater-school photography workshop for students of classes 8th-12th. For 5 days, students were taught by big names like AdityaArya, FahadMoti Khan, Satish Singh, Dinesh Khanna and Amitabh Bhattacharya. They covered every single aspect of photography, be it close-up shots, full-on macros, street snaps, or timing for each shot etc. It was indeed a true learning experience for the school’s budding talent.