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Apeejay, Saket students beat pandemic blues with artistic flair at Annual Cultural Fest, Chunauti



Creativity is intelligence, having fun, and students at Apeejay School, Saket know how to do that right. In atwo-day virtual Annual Cultural Fest, Chunauti filled with colour and vigour, students presented a range of their best dance, music, art and literary performances. The 34-year-old institution witnessed participation from 49 national and international schools this year, bringing out an expression of students’ creative potential.

On the first day of the event, Principal, Dr. Sujeet Eric Masih welcomed the Chief Guest of the day, Ms. Rashmi Malik, Director, Spic Macay, The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth. Malik is a well-known name promoting the intangible aspects of the Indian cultural heritage though classical music, craft and dance. Dr. Masih further enlightened the students about the importance of nishkam sewa, a value that puts service before self. Ms. Malik congratulated the participants, mentioning how “each student is a winner in their own right.”  

The fest was marked by a series of inventive events spread out across two days such as Yarn Spinner (Story-telling competition), Sustainability Timeline (line-up for sustainable products), Juggling Challenge, Tale O Minute (a story in minute), Poetic combat (monologue poetry with props), Hasya (comic representation of literature), Lok Geet (Folk Song competition), Spotlight (dance competition), Milestone Change (quest to solve global challenges), and Om Bliss (Yoga session), to cite a few.

The Chief Guest of the second day was Dr. Rita Dev, a renowned Hindustani classical vocalist from the Banaras gharana. She announced the winners of the overall trophy which was awarded to Apeejay School, Noida. The Omag trophy was bagged by Venkateshwara International School, Dwarka. She additionally congratulated all the students and commended their efforts to brighten up the virtual event during the pandemic. She said, “Art is a way of expression especially in trying times like these as it provides mental peace and eases out stress.”

The event concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by the school academic coordinator, Ms. Ritesh Sharma. 

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