“They’re the ones who'll laugh, and go laughing with you all through; the ones who'll help you, Help you with all their might”
On a cold winter morning of 2 December, 2011, Deepalaya School Kalkaji Extension celebrated their Annual Day, in the presence of the Chief Guest, Mr. Dushyant Kumar, DGM, Gail India Limited. The students enthralled everyone with their various performances.
A Similar celebration took place on a misty morning of 23rd December at Deepalaya School Sanjay Colony. It was indeed a great moment for the Principal, Ms Renu Loomba who shared the Annual Report of the School with the audience. It was a sight to remember when the audience could not stop clapping during the performances of the children on different dances and songs. The dance by the Tiny-tots was the most adorable act.
Witnessing the performance of the children, the Chief Guest-Ms Mamta Rani, social worker and an investor advisor, said ““I am really happy to be present here on this occasion. Looking at these presentations by the students made me recall my childhood when I also participated in school functions. It is truly our responsibility to provide overall development to our children by educating them and finding out their latent talents. This can help us get a bright future”.
The function included an award ceremony where students were awarded for their commendable performance in different areas across the previous academic session. Speaking with pride and exuberance on this occasion, Mr A.J.Philip, President Deepalaya recalled, “Whenever I think of Deepalaya the picture of Deepalya School Sanjay Colony comes to my mind as this is the school I first visited when I associated with the organization. It is a great pride to see how the school has grown over the years.”
The cherry on the cake was the performance by students of Special Unit who presented a musical skit portraying the warmth and love of Christmas and the feeling of giving and sharing.
The day concluded with the National Anthem and a vote of thanks
“You can never have enough of music for it brings happiness to heart and peace to soul”
The above lines hold true for all those who were present at the British School, Chanakyapuri on 10 December, 2011 as the young humming birds of Deepalaya infused the atmosphere with their harmonious voices performing on the occasion of ‘World Human Rights Day’.
All the 200 students of the Choral Group looked magnificent in their snow-white coloured dresses, carrying themselves with grace throughout the evening. The sweetness of their voices matched the glow on their faces, while singing songs like“We are the World’, ‘Khwaja Mere Khwaja’ and ‘Ek Tu Hi Bharosa’.
Mr.Yngve Traedel- Country Manager India, SN Power, was highly pleased by the students and encouraged them to carry on with their singing. He further added, ““We are the world, years back I sang the same song spreading the message of peace, and today, I retrospect my own journey with these kids performing here. I am happy to be here”.
“It is so enthralling to see these young ones perform in front of such a large audience without any hesitation,” added Mr.Vinod Khanna (Principal Consultant, Tech Mahindra Foundation.
On the occasion, the members of Deepalaya Parivaar shared their poignant experiences and the change the organization has brought into their lives. “I would have been a journalist and be writing for some newspaper. Deepalaya has revamped me into a person who works for NGO” said Rishi- an ex employee.
“It is indeed a pleasure for me to be a part of today’s program. The alumni were actually able to recreate the essence of India. Through their songs, the choral group was able to present the true colours of India” is what Mr. A.J. Philip had to say about the Deepalaya Old Students Team (DOST) who made their debut performance at the event in form of a splendid musical. The Annual Report 2010-2011 was also released on the occasion.
The occasion was graced by Mr.Vinod Khanna and Mr. Yngve Traedel among others.The choir along with their mentor Mr Sunny Varghese proved that Music washes away from the soul the negativities of everyday life.
The choir also gave a scintillating performance at the Youth Festival at Central Park, Connaught Place on 17th December. The festival was organised by the Delhi Government, the Festival is a platform for the youth to highlight their spirit, creativity and talents.