-By Suchitra Potnis
Shishuvan celebrates Anuraag- the festival of love every year to mark the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and remember his philosophy and value. This is also the time, when we connect with our alumni and invite them to organised the inter school competitions.
This year, the festival was celebrated on Friday, 30th September 2016. The inter school competition saw great fervour among the participating teams. Around 200 students from 14 schools participated in this event from all over Mumbai including Children’s Academy (Ashok Nagar), Children’s Academy (Thakur complex), Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidyamadir, Auxilium School, Balmohan Vidyamandir and others.
The inter-school competitions were held in the fields of Literary arts and Performing arts on the theme of “Tolerance”.
Happy Feet (Dance competition), Sur Sangam (Music competition), Artistica (Art competition), Spin a Yarn (Story telling competition) and Who am I?(Monologue competition) were the competitions conducted during this event.
The Shishuvan alumni and high school students were actively involved in various aspects of the event right from conceptualization of the theme/competitions, follow up with schools, school registrations, certificate writing, introduction of judges, till the felicitation of winners.
Each competition was judged by the experts in the field. Some of our alumni’s were also invited as Judges. The judges gave a valuable feedback, declared the winners and felicitated them towards the end of the competitions.
Participating students came up with interesting stories, drawings, dance and music pieces. We also witnessed some thought provoking monologue acts in the “Who am I” competitions. The event concluded with felicitations of the winning schools across categories.
We look forward to celebrate the festival every year, as an opportunity to connect with our alumni and fellow participants.