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A confluence of art, music and dance at Apeejay, Noida

The school organised an annual inter-school event for students to explore their creative side



Smt. Rajeshwari Paul Kala Sangam, the art, music and dance festival of Apeejay School, Noida was recently held virtually. Named after Smt. Rajeshwari Paul ji, the wife of Apeejay Education Society’s Founder-Chairman, Dr. Stya Paul, the event was a unique opportunity for students to come forward to display their talent.

The programme witnessed a plethora of creative and engaging activities for students from classes II-XI. Participants from 23 prominent schools across Delhi-NCR converged at this mega event to engage in an expressive outlet of artistry, talent and skill.

Graced by pioneers in the field of visual arts who added tremendous value to the programme with their insightful inputs, the valedictory ceremony commenced with a floral tribute to Smt Rajeshwari Paul ji, followed by a graceful invocation dance by students.  

Principal of the school, Mr. AK Sharma accorded a formal welcome to the gathering, reiterating that the event is a manifestation of the creative talent, craftsmanship and artistry for all the participants. “It is aimed at unleashing their latent talent and aesthetic sensibility,” he said.

The ‘Drawing and Colouring’ event conducted for students of classes II and III, witnessed a spectacular display of creativity and imagination. It was judged by Ms. Dolly Aggarwal, and the 1st position was awarded to Ridhima Aarya from Somerville School, Noida, followed by Aadya Jaitly from DPS, Noida and Syon Saigal from Lotus Valley International School, Noida who received the 2nd and 3rd position respectively.

The event ‘Photo-frame’ for students of classes IV and V was also judged by Ms. Dolly Aggarwal, teacher at Fevicryil. The first position was bagged by Hunar Juneja from Apeejay School, Faridabad, and Anshuman Dutta from Somerville School, Noida got the 2nd position and Prisha Gupta from Apeejay School, Pitampura stood at the 3rd position.  

To lend a creative platform to the budding artists, two events ‘Bottle Art with Shilpkar Clay’ and ‘Relief on Canvas with Shilpkar Clay’ were held for classes VI-VIII and class IX respectively. The participants demonstrated originality of ideas, brilliant designs and creativity. Ms. Kriti Sinha, Founder at an art venture, ANUCOOLIT, was the esteemed judge for both the events.

The 1st position in ‘Bottle Art with Shilpkar Clay’ was a tie between Ricky from Jaypee Public School and Chhavi Verma from Apeejay School, Noida. The 2nd and 3rd position was bagged by Noor Arora of Apeejay School, Pitampura and Anika Ghai of Somerville School, Noida.

In ‘Relief on Canvas with Shilpkar Clay’ , the 1st position was awarded to Anshika Singh from Somerville School, Noida followed by a tie between Abha Deshpande of Lotus Valley International School and Manaya Singh of Apeejay School, Noida in the 2nd position. The 3rd position was secured by Souptik Bannerjee of Ryan International School, Mayur Vihar.

The event ‘Portrait (pencil shading)’ held for the students of class XI, provided a stage to the budding artists to showcase their ingenuity, creativity and incredible artistic techniques. The event was judged by Ms Sonali Gupta, Associate Interior Designer at Cadence Architects and the 1st prize was awarded to Shashwati Mazumdar from Somerville School, Noida, followed by Vrinda Garg from DPS, Noida and Eden Dawson from The Millennium School in the 2nd and 3rd position respectively.

In a bid to provide an opportunity to the young participants to showcase their prowess in music and dance three events, ‘Clef in Nature’, a western singing competition, ‘Deepotsav’, a dance competition and ‘Shrutiranjini’, a classical singing competition were for classes III-V and VI-IX respectively.

The event ‘Clef in Nature’ was judged by Mr. Anmol Rai, Director, Noida School of Rock and an associate of Trinity College of Music, London. The 1st position was bagged by Anakshi Ghosh from Sarla Chopra of DAV Public School, followed by Athar Nazeer Ahmed From DPS, Noida in the 2nd position. The 3rd position was a tie between Kisha Yadav of Somerville School, Noida and Mahika Saini of Apeejay School, Noida.

‘Deepotsav’ was judged by Ms. Aparna Shandheep, an internationally recognised Bharatanatyam dancer. The 1st position was a tie between Saanvi Mishra from DPS Indirapuram and Khyati Malhotra from Apeejay School, Noida. The 2nd prize was secured by Kimaya Aggarwal from ASN Senior Secondary School while the 3rd position was a tie between Dishita Bagoria from Bal Bharti Public School, Noida and Virika Jain from Apeejay School, Pitampura.

Mrs. Lata Bhushan, well-known All India Radio Garhwali folk artist, was the esteemed judge for the event ‘Shrutiranjini’ and awarded the first position to Divyanshi Madaan from Apeejay School, Pitampura, followed by Kripaa Bhardwaj from Somerville School, Noida and Paavni Sethia from Lotus Valley International School in the second and third position respectively.

The highly coveted Rolling E-Trophy for the ‘Best Team’ was received by Somerville School, Noida, closely followed by Apeejay School, Pitampura and DPS Noida in the 2nd and 3rd position.

Judges, Ms Aparna Shandeep and Ms Sonali Gupta, both alumni of Apeejay School, Noida commended the budding talents for their zealous participation and efforts. The event concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by the Head of the Music Department at the school, Ms. Mamta Sharma.

“Smt Rajeshwari Paul Kala Sangam is an effort of Apeejay Noida to provide the students a platform to appreciate art and get appreciation for their art. Creativity makes one search for themselves and lose negativity to divinity.”

-Mr. AK Sharma, Principal, Apeejay School, Noida 

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