Celebration at Deepalaya School, Kalkaji Extension
Annual day is certainly one of the eagerly awaited events of the year in any school, as it provides a rare opportunity to leave a mark for the students and staff, and celebrate glory in a fun and entertaining way. This year, Deepalaya School, Kalkaji Extension celebrated its Annual Day on 17th November 2018 at the school auditorium with great zeal.
The special highlight of this year’s programme was a biological ensemble on the “noble values of Mother Teresa”. On the day, the stage was decorated beautifully and aptly showcasing the memorable quotes on “compassion” and “love” for humanity as preached by Mother Teresa. Notably, one of the school houses at DSKE is also named after her. The air was excitement-filled as the parents assembled in the auditorium and took seats to witness the special acts by their wards. On the other hand, the backstage was abuzz with last-minute preparations and rehearsals.
The function commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp and a prayer song. Mr. A J Philip, Secretary and Chief Executive, Deepalaya and Manager of the School welcomed the dignitaries and informed everyone about the upcoming NCC unit in the school. Mr. CP Davis, Principal, Deepalaya School, Kalkaji Extension presented the annual report of the school for the year 2017-18.
Mr. Gourab Banerjee, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court (who is also an all-weather patron of Deepalaya), was present as the chief guest on the occasion. He lauded the noteworthy efforts of the students of the school and spoke high about the credibility and inspirational community service of Deepalaya. Mr. Subu Rahman, Commissioner (Land), Delhi Development Authority, who graced the occasion as the guest of honour, advised the students to embrace the two great virtues of “love” and “compassion, in an attempt to become dignified and reputed citizens of the country. A few board members, well-wishers and supporters of Deepalaya were also present on the occasion.
A wonderful dance-cum-musical drama, portraying the different life phases of the revered St. Teresa of Kolkata was presented by students from various classes. The 40-minute-long skit was filled with songs, group dance, voice-overs and brilliant stage acting by the students of the school. In a spectacular act, the students effectively portrayed an inspiring message for the society–‘each one, serve one”.
Towards the end, a concert by the students of Deepalaya choir enthralled the audience. The day ended with a vote of thanks by the head girl of the school, followed by the national anthem.
Here are some glimpses of this extraordinary function.