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Mumbai school hosts carnival to fuel students’ talent and skills

From tattoo-making, gamer’s alley to an electrifying talent show and more, the cultural fiesta had it all



Gaming, reward, accomplishment and fun go hand-in-hand with education at Apeejay. The much-anticipated carnival, Le Flâneur, was held recently at Apeejay School, Nerul. With the spirit of celebration, fun and frolic, the all-inclusive event spanned over the day. It was filled with merry-making activities and provided an exhilarating experience to more than 7,500 attendees. Exciting games and rides, fun-filled competitions and food varieties were the major attractions of the event.

The fest was managed by Valedra Education that offers value-added activities and services inclusive of extra-curriculars for school and college students. The idea was to provide each attendee a platform to display their skills and capabilities. The school’s management kept in mind the quality of food, space for stalls along with safety and security to ensure a wholesome experience for all the visitors.

The event commenced at 10:30 am with a soulful prayer sung by the school band. The chief guest of the day was Mr. Sandeep Sangave, Deputy Director, Education, Mumbai. He was welcomed by Mr. Rakesh Joshi, Regional Director – Academics at Apeejay Education who presented a potted plant and shawl to him. Mr. Sangave appreciated the efforts of the school in putting up a great show and mentioned how such occasions provide young learners an opportunity to connect with the society.

A class 9 student of the school, Aryan Gehlot, who was one of the comperes of the event says, “I had an outstanding experience! Our school’s team also put up a couple of power-packed performances such as a fusion dance of Bharatanatyam, Odissi etc. It showcased the rich diversity of India. Apart from this, what attracted my attention was the Karaoke at the event.”

Besides, the live music by the school’s band and orchestra mesmerised the audience. Student Subhronil Chattoraj who sang at the carnival says, “I managed my time between the performances to explore the stalls. At the carnival, I sang Rock songs and got massive applause from the audience. It was simply exhilarating! Many paid us compliments and mentioned how the music lifted their spirits. Also, I loved the ‘misal pav’ in one of the stalls. It was absolutely delicious!”

Several children along with their parents swarmed all over the main arena. They also tried their luck at various stalls such as ‘Tattoo-making’, ‘Frisbee Challenge’, ‘Scoop and Joy Lounge’, ‘Da Vinci code’, ‘Lucky Seven’, ‘Pick, Flip and Win’, ‘Gamer’s Alley’, ‘Fun with marbles’ and ‘Geet Gata Chal’. In addition to this, the school’s stage buzzed with many interesting games like Tambola and One Minute Game Show.

Student of class 8, Anika Anand who attended the fest with her parents says, “I came in the evening and saw a part of the orchestra. Then, I visited most of the stalls. It was refreshing! The rides drew me towards it and I must have gone twice to experience the Ferris wheel.” Another student, Devanshi Singhania from class 11, shared that she danced the day out with her friends. She says, “Usually, I would have never tried any of the rides but this occasion was different. I had my friends who encouraged, supported and comforted me. In no time, I found myself enjoying the rides! The event was very well-organised and everything was beautifully lit up.”

A talent show named ‘Thrills ‘n’ chills’ grabbed everyone’s attention. Through it, tiny-tots showcased their talent with one of their parents. Their flair and confidence won everyone’s hearts. Further, the DJ got children grooving to their favourite numbers and fun rides cheered up the young and old.

Ms. Sarwat Jahangir, mother of Zara and Maira says, “The teachers and students did a great job at the stalls. The tattoo-making and photo-booth was our favourite. During the carnival, Zara learned how to manage a stall and handle the crowd. I would like to express my gratitude to the school for organising such a great event. I look forward to attending the carnival next year as well.”

Another parent, Ms. Munnira Ahamed whose children Nadaa, Imaad and Hiba Ahamed are part of the school says, “The ground was beautifully decked up with a variety of stalls and attractions. The performances were extremely entertaining and the entire atmosphere was joyful. In addition to this, the rides and games were the most thrilling part of the carnival. The stalls sold delicious food and my children loved it. It provided the much needed enjoyment for them after almost two years of online schooling. The event was well-managed and the staff made sure that everyone’s evening was well spent. My kids and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.”

At the closing of the day, the school announced the ‘Lucky Draw’ prizes. The event concluded at 8:00 pm and the crowd took home some souvenirs and beautiful memories of the day. 

“My congratulations to everyone who participated in the carnival and made it the most memorable and happening place! The enthusiasm of our teachers was awesome supplied by the warm participation of our parents, alumni and guests.  Needless to say, the school premises became an island of entertainment ”

-Mr. Rakesh Joshi, Regional Director – Academics, Apeejay Education 

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