DPS Durg celebrated its Fourteenth Annual Day on Tuesday, the 24th January, 2017 amidst great zest, vibrancy and elation. Shri Gaurishankar Agrawal, Hon’ble Speaker, Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha, was the esteemed Chief Guest. Among other dignitaries present were Dr. HimanshiDwivedi, Managing Editor, Haribhoomi and Member, Managing Committee, DPS Durg, Shri Vivek Varma, Pro-Vice Chairman, DPS Durg, Shri H. S. Batra, Member, Managing Committee, DPS Durg, other Government Officials, Principal, Mr. Jaya Prakash, Principals of various schools, members of the PTA, press, parents and students.
The programme commenced with the lighting of the Ceremonial lamp by the Hon’ble Chief Guest ShriGaurishankarAgrawal, Hon’ble speaker of Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha, escorted by the other dignitaries and the Principal. This entailed the bouquet presentation and pinning of badges. Next, the Principal, Mr. Jaya Prakash formally welcomed the eminent guests and introduced the Hon’ble Chief Guest to the gathering and read the School’s Annual report of the past session. This was followed by the Prize Distribution Ceremony, where the Hon’ble Chief Guest gave away prizes to the academically meritorious pupils of the school.
The Cultural programme based on the theme ‘From Darkness to Light’ commenced with a scintillating ‘Welcome Dance.’ ‘Hum Kyun Nahin Gaate’ was a Hindi Tableau depicting the hope for education for the socially deprived children of the society devoid of even basic education facilities. Next, the Chhattisgarhi Folk Dance was a depiction of the rich radiant and vibrant culture and eminence, and the mark that Chhattisgarh has made over the country and the world. The ebullient students of the school presented a message oriented Radio Show. Thereafter, a Group Song based on the theme ‘Unity in diversity’ was a soul stirring depiction of the fact that all good deeds in this world signify that righteous actions can make a human come out of darkness and take him closer to the divine creator. The English Play projected the idea that selfless, love, care and kindness can transform a human without hope, struck with pessimism, darkening his life to the light of awareness of goodness, hope and faith in humanity. This entailed the Orchestra where students played a fusion of classical instruments reviving its fading glory followed by the Western Dance performed by students with exuberance and unmatched zeal and rhythm. DPS Durg’s budding music talents Silas Britto played a melodious number on the keyboard and AnushkaPandey sang a mellifluous song as gap fillers.
The Chief Guest stated that he was very happy to note that DPS Durg motivates its students by felicitating them with prizes as this serves as an impetus to their stellar performance, consistently. He urged students to hone and sharpen their talents and potentials to not only carve a niche for themselves or bring laurels to school but also aim to bring glory to their state as well as their nation. Education or success, he opined, was incomplete or futile without keeping in view the goal of serving one’s country never being oblivious of the fact that ‘Our motherland is better than heaven.’ He advised students never to forget their school, which makes them what they are and their parents who make relentless efforts for them to be educated and groomed in a school like DPS Durg and feel proud on their children’s achievements. He invited the school to the Vidhan Sabha to observe its deliberations in the forthcoming session which would start from 27.01.2017.
The Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. K. S. Bisht, the Headmaster of the Senior Wing. The programme was compered by Mrs. Zohra Ali Husain, Activity In-charge. The smart anchors of the Cultural Programme were T. Ravindra, Hrishika Chaturvedi, Abhishek Tiwari, Noyonika Banik, Rachit Jain, Himanshu Agrawal and Ishika Jain. The programme culminated with the National Anthem.