After successfully conducting a book drive, the learners of the Educate and Empower team from grade VII set up a library for the deserving children of the RBANC School at Pudupet. They also performed a role play at the host school emphasizing the importance of cultivating reading habits.

Pongal Celebration

The learners across all levels in the Senior Campus celebrated Pongal with an array of events. The event commenced with the reciting of the Aditya Hridayam as a salutation to Sun God. This was followed by a synchronized set of Surya Namaskars from the Primary. Sakkarai Pongal was prepared with all traditional fervour in the courtyard. The learners participated with love and care in the offerings to the sacred animal and farmer’s friend, the cow and its calf. They also captivated the audience with a mesmerizing Silambam performance. Later, all the learners got to enjoy juicy sugarcane, setting the tone for the special day.

Creative Expression Presentation Grade IX

Grade IX learners demonstrated skills learnt in their Creative Expressions classes during their presentation. The learners of visual arts proudly showcased their sketches on the theme of ‘Pongal’. The Silambam participants displayed techniques like striking, blocking and footwork with a bamboo stick. The program began with a prayer followed by a play. The theatre artists of Hari Shree enacted a play on the mysterious disappearance of the Royal Pongal Pot. The musicians of the grade captivated the audience with a Tamizh number on Pongal. The theatre artists performed another play on customs, tradition and the importance of family. Finally, the dance performance was a fusion of various dance styles of India.

– Malavika Thiaga Rajan, Grade IX

Creative Expression Presentation Grade VIII

The Creative Expressions presentation of grade VIII was based on the theme of ‘Margazhi’. The talented artists of grade VIII intricately wove the essence of Margazhi onto various mediums infusing the stage with vibrant shades of cultural symbolism. They began with a captivating visual art display followed by an energetic Silambam performance. The young actors took centre stage for a theatrical presentation, ‘Art for Art’s Sake’. In this play some important characters from the Mahabharata travelled in time to resolve interesting disputes faced by budding artists. The musicians of classical music sang Pasurams from the Thiruppavai. The dynamic western dancers concluded with a fusion performance.

– Shivani Sreehari, Grade VIII