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“Kalamanthan 2017”

 

G G International Schoolcelebrated its Annual Day on 7 December 2017 on the theme “Kalamanthan A Divine Synthesis of Performing Arts”.

 

On the occasion, Ms Mahrukh Bharucha, a renowned speech and Drama expert was the esteemed Chief Guest for the program presented by Pre-Primary students. Among other dignitaries present were Mr Siddharth Shirole, author and entrepreneur, Ms Sonu Gupta Chief Mentor GGIS, Ms Bharti Bhagwani, Principal GGIS.

 

The chief guest for the program showcased by Primary students wasMs Vinita Deshmukh, Consulting Editor of Corporate Citizen.

The program commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Honourable Chief Guest escorted by other dignitaries and Principal.

 

The cultural programme based on the theme –Kalamanthan , a concept to appreciate five art forms of human existence began by staging of the two phases of evolution of  kala  where emphasis was given to ‘balyavastha’ and ‘kumar-avastha’ of the art forms. Different acts showcased, different art forms and their significance.

 

Art forms showcased in Balyavastha by Pre- Primary students were a beautiful   depiction of Krishna Leela which symbolized the infancy of the art forms. Towards the end, different acts staged highlighted the fact that these art forms touch human lives and are an integral part of our existence.

 

The stage of Kumar-Avastha was a fine amalgamation of different art forms showcased by the students of primary level, through various acts of music, dance, drama, poetry and painting which were enthralling and a treat to the eyes. Drama on Merchant of Mapusa and yet another one highlighting the values of faith and wisdom by showcasing a skit on Buddhism.  The dances presented were well synchronized and blended well with the theme of the annual day.

 

Chief Guest, Vinita Deshmukh quoted few lines from Khalil Gibran and related it to her own experiences. She also emphasized on children’s creativity.

 

Mharukh Baruch stressed on emphasized on creativity in an individual and its role in personal development.

 

The Guest, Siddharth Shirole stated, “One must follow the passion. He narrated his own story and at the age of 32 he realized that he is better writer than an engineer”.

 

GGIS believes that “Celebration is an occasion not for enjoyment but a mode to learn  moral values, intellectual creativity, social skills and respect for the fellow beings”. Standing by these values all the acts presented on stage reflected values and also added life and colour to the evening. The program culminated by proposing vote of thanks followed by National Anthem.