Bhavans Smart Indian School integrated this year’s theme – Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, the Sanskrit phrase which means‘‘the world is one family’’ and its cultural performances with an intriguing message by tracing back history, the roots of each race’s existence and creation of a new era of unity in its 3rd Annual Day which was conducted on 7th December 2019 in the school Auditorium. The spectacle of cultural performances showed signs of a wild blue yonder initially but astonishingly spread colourful feathers of deep understanding and resonated marvelous plaudit from the viewers who witnessed the performances speaking louder than words. The coruscating auditorium that barreled exuberant and relentless proceedings and shows invited to have the celebration to the fullest.

The gorgeous Annual Day was graced by the chief Guest – Dr. K. S. Radhakrishnan, Former Vice Chancellor of Sree Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit and Former Chairman of Kerala Public Service Commission, Chairman of Bhavans Middle East – Mr. N.K. Ramachandran Menon and his wife Mrs. Sudha Ramachandran, Director of Bhavans Middle East – Mrs. Divya Rajesh, Principal of IES – Mr. T. Premkumar, Principal of Jack and Jill –Mrs. Rathi Raveendran, Principal of Indian Integrated School – Mr. Arul Dharmaraj, Principal of SIS – Mr. Mahesh Iyer, Administrative Manager – Mrs. Shaimaa Zaki, Vice Principals of IES and SIS, KG Supervisors, Heads of the Department, teachers, parents and the dear students.

This grand day was kicked off with the Kuwait National Anthem followed by the recital of the verses from the Holy Quran. The SIS choir rendered National song of India – ‘Vante Mataram’ with school prayer, Bhavans Anthem and SIS Anthem. The scintillating music of SIS band with their dexterous skill on instruments sent shivers down the spines for the vibrant radiation of pulsating numbers. The amazing students demonstrated the colours of nations by performing an incredible invocative dance. A sweet verbal tribute was rendered by master Jasim, the Head Boy of the school in his welcome address.

The venerable Chief Guest of the day along with the Director of Bhavans Middle East delivered powerful speeches which drizzled showers of inspiration. The much-awaited award ceremony beautified the awardees with their due recognition. The students with the title of ‘All Rounder’ for the academic year 2018 – 2019 were awarded by the dignitaries of the day. The time rightly turned a moment of great pride and motivation for all the victors. A special award was also given away to the inspiring student of class 4 – Bhavya Basanth who donated her piggy bank saving that amounted to Rs. 10,000 for the flood victims in Kerala, India. This act of generosity paved way to examine humane spirit in each one of us. A proud moment was also inscribed in the chronicle of the school by having Irene Kishore of grade 6 for having reached National Level in Swimming in CBSE clusters.

The coveted cultural performances which spiraled up from the awe-striking enactment and dance moves of the students were a flamboyant crowd-pleaser. The best traits of each character in students’ performance fleshed out the whole aroma of this year’s Annual Day theme. Seeing all the people around the world as one and humane love-inducing shows promulgated the thoughts of gold dust in the minds of viewers. The message of this year that centered on showing the world as ‘One Big Family’ was an awesome amalgamation of love-inducing shows and emotion fuelled crusade. Bhavans SIS feels proud for accepting and amassing different nationalities under its palatial roof. It was indeed proud to take this year’s theme which projected what it had experienced in school – ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ – the WORLD is one FAMILY.

The innovative way of presenting the School Annual Report in the form of SIS NEWS by the student news readers was applauded by many. This year’s motto had emerged as a celebratory sequence which created positive ripples in the connection of all the performances that were magnificently shown from the original and pure love among humans which prevailed in the past and then dived into the conflict that occurred in the language which stood as the root cause of all other conflicts and ended up again to become one race which is a human race which could only be attained by regaining the long lost original love in the mankind.

The most engaging entertainment started off with the backdrop that showcased verdant pines that surrounds the rich African mountains and the furious dance moves of the students that resembled the gallant and freedom-loving people of the nation. The dance was followed by the beautiful skit on the African tribal. The bubbling students who performed Slow Indian Tribal dance took over the stage with their effective performance and unraveled the mysterious ecstasy in the nature that called for peace and the unison in the cosmic spirit. Arabic dance and Ballet which received admiration for its meticulous arrangement spoke on the art that was effortlessly performed by the amazing troupe. The thought to praise nature and to be one with the selfless love was not just cited from Middle East and European culture but also in the Eastern side where the children spread their infectious energy by dancing for the harvest dance. The significant part of the show in being one with nature coupled with pure love were also shown through the intelligent choreography at the backdrop of serene atmosphere through yoga dance.

The show gradually moved into the maiden confusion which started in the name of language. The students in rich primitive costumes with gripping dialogues shook the time to impart strife and contention which led to many such conflicts in the name of caste, creed, race and religion. The skit on ‘Greedy Farmer’ and ‘Abduction of Helen’ manifested a familiar tale of betrayal, ambition and revenge by the well-performed enactment of students. The dramas on ‘Family Conflict’ and ‘Water Conflict’ touched on the subject of universal sensibility. The unstoppable show was beaming so high that it brought out the sinister schemes of human in an astounding way. The theme was well-structured with strong emphasis on the scaring tones of issues in the form of water which turns a rudimentary necessity for living and family which builds a basic formation for a person’s survival. The calamity caused due to the divided opinions of humans in the world which ultimately ends up in protracted bloodbath was well brought out by students who dragged the audience in the situation of real war through their ‘War Dance’, ‘Water Video’ and ‘Paradise Lost’.

As dawn clears the settlement of stars, so is the performance on ‘Paradise Regained’ gained momentum on the phrase ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’. The sheer inventiveness of the least expected twist in the cultural performance was a dazzling visual conclusion. The love which was once lost must be regained to have one human race, irrespective of diverse cultures and beliefs, was beautifully recounted and made akin to the phrase ‘World is one big family’. The children with the beautiful globes representing the wondrous creation of mother earth along with the four different pieces of earth which were fixed as one turned a dizzying blend of spectacular visuals and thought-provoking message. The end had exceeded expectation that the magnificent message showcased the enormous emotive side of love after the paradise’s restoration.

The dignitaries were awarded with the mementos which were made by the student artists. The future plans of our spectacular Director’s development were shown in the video which also added the true vision and mission of implementing educational empire in the Middle East by the phenomenal Menon. The video on ‘world is one family’ which was taken by having teachers from all places as one was a beautiful feel to experience. The Head Girl of the school Essa Manoj proposed the vote of thanks.

The anticipated 3rd Annual Day of Bhavans Smart Indian School came to its close by embracing the noble thoughts which pour from all sides and showed its solidarity for the theme ‘One World, One Family’.


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