Bhavans Indian Education School, Kuwait, virtually hosted ‘Litera 2021’, a literary festival featuring diverse online and offline literary competitions, under the aegis of the Departments of English, French, Hindi and Sanskrit, on June 12, 2021. The Chief Guest for the day was Dr. Navniit Gandhi, a freelance writer, counsellor and trainer based in Kuwait. Mr. N.K. Ramachandran Menon, Chairman, Bhavans Middle East, Mr. T. Premkumar, Principal, Indian Education School, Ms. Anselma Tessy Judeson, Vice Principal, Senior Wing, Ms. Meenakshi Nayyar, Vice Principal, Middle Wing, Ms. Lalitha Premkumar, Vice Principal Primary and KG, the teachers and the contestants were a part of the inaugural ceremony.
Ms. Hima Nirmal, Coordinator, Litera 2021, welcomed the virtual gathering. This was followed by the briefing on Litera 2021 by Ms. Seema Menon, Subject Coordinator French, Middle and Senior Wings. A video titled ‘Down the Memory Lane’ reminiscing the marvelous moments of Litera 2020 was played for the virtual viewers. Dr. Gandhi in her speech emphasized that literary competitions offered an opportunity for students to redefine their boundaries of language acquisition. Mr. T. Premkumar, Principal, IES, in his closing thoughts, extended his gratitude to the Chief Guest and applauded the efforts of the entire team behind LITERA 2021. The inaugural function came to an end with a vote of thanks proposed by Mr. Nithin V.M, Head of Department, Hindi, Middle Wing.
A host of online and offline events such as recitation, declamation, extempore speech, debate, advertisement making, question to question, lingua persona, tell a tale, newscast, pen, and paint, click and quote, visualize a verse, essay writing, versification, story writing and turncoat was organized by the Department of English. The Department of French organized events such as recitation and quiz. The Department of Hindi organized recitation, show and tell, character portrayal, storytelling, advertisement enactment and comedy show. The shloka recitation and character portrayal competition were conducted by the Department of Sanskrit. The results of the competitions held in various categories were announced at the respective virtual venues. The e-certificates of excellence were awarded to the winners.