IES HOSTS ABHINANDAN TO FLAUNT THE FLAIRS OF BHAVANITES
‘ABHINANDAN’, an epoch-making celebration of the brilliant talents of Bhavanites showcased their finest flairs at various venues of vibrancy, leaving the audience flabbergasted. Abhinandan, an interhouse cultural and literary fest, was organized at the Indian Educational School, Kuwait on April 25, 2019. Abhinandan stood unique as the income generated from the food kiosks would be given away for charity.
Abhinandan – 2019 was inaugurated by Mrs. Nitya Balagopal, a well-known playback singer from the Malayalam film industry and Dr. Meera Rajeev, an assistant professor of Madras Christian College in Chennai and an eminent classical dancer who founded ‘Sankara Narayana Nrityalaya’ in Chennai. The duo lit the lamp of knowledge and unveiled the rainbow-colored backdrop of the fiesta amid jubilation.
There was an array of events for the children to prove their mettle such as story writing, storytelling, poetry writing, poetry recitation, ‘doha’ recitation, hashtag, debate, fancy-dress, action song, mime, spell bee, advertisement making, character portrayal, patriotic song, bharatanatyam, cinematic dance, Indian folk dance, beat boxing and band performance. The students under the able guidance of the four housemasters representing the four houses of the school viz. Satya, Seva, Tapas, and Sanskriti were on their toes to motivate the students under their care.
The four houses raced for the coveted trophy. The performance art competitions won plaudits from the onlookers. All the venues were abuzz with vibrant participants, their parents, and the spectators.
The food stalls with a variety of cuisine in parent-teacher partnership served mouth-watering delicacies. The gourmets among the audience jostled to relish the savories and sweets alike.
Mr. T. Premkumar, the Principal of IES declared Seva House the overall champion of Abhinandan-2019. Excited clapping nearly brought the roof down. The champions were bestowed upon the championship trophy by the chief guests, Mrs. Nitya Balagopal and Mrs. Meera Rajeev.
The list of the winners of Abhinandan is as follows.
|9&10||Lakshmi Sahiti Vallabhaneni|
|11&12||Aaliya Yasirah Sageer|
The valedictory ceremony was held in the school auditorium. Mr. Ramachandran Menon, the chairman, Bhavans Middle East, addressed the august gathering. He said that he was astounded to see the children full of beans throughout the day and appreciated the enormous efforts and unstinting support of the teacher-parent-student community. An eventful day that witnessed unparalleled camaraderie, and the culmination of competitive spirit eventually came to an end leaving behind memories that will be cherished for a very long time by the Bhavan’s family.