REPORT OF ‘SHANTIPATH-THE SAGA OF LIFE’
Coming together is beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success.
K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II celebrated its Annual Fiesta ‘Shantipath-The Saga of Life’ on Friday, December 21, 2018. The programme commenced with the inauguration and unveiling of the statue of the noble laureate Shri Rabindra Nath Tagore by the Chief Guest of the day Shri Pranab Mukherjee, hon’ble former President of India, along with the rendition of the national anthem. The school’s NCC contingent marched to the beats of the drum of the inexorable school band as they escorted the Chief Guest and other dignitaries, showcasing the true essence of leadership. The occasion was graced by the benign presence of the Shri Yash Dev Gupta, Chairman, K.R. Mangalam Group of Schools, Shri Jai Dev Gupta, Vice Chairman, K.R. Mangalam Group of Schools, Dr. Dinesh Singh, Chancellor, K.R. Mangalam University, Shri S.L. Bansal, Director, K.R. Mangalam Group of Schools, Members of the Management Committee Educational Advisors, principals of the sister schools and parents.
The endowed chorales set the tone of the event as they presented the musical encomium- a prelude to the magical composition of Ashoka , ‘Tarana’. This was followed by the ceremonial lighting of the lamp and cutting of the cake by the esteemed dignitaries. The talented dancers enthralled the audience with their graceful movements as they performed the ‘Swan Dance’ spreading the message of peace and harmony. The vision, passionate enthusiasm, cooperation and hard work of the principal Dr. Sangeeta Arora culminated to the success of Shantipath- The Saga of Life. Extending a warm welcome to all the distinguished guests, Dr. Sangeeta Arora applauded the earnest efforts made by the students and teachers to make the event a grand success. The report presented by the principal spoke volumes about the school’s endeavours in refining the students to face challenges in every sphere of life and adding more feathers of achievements to their cap.
Next to follow was the much-awaited award ceremony wherein the worthy Chief Guest of the day, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, hon’ble former President of India bestowed the prizes to the most deserving students for their aptitude and acumen. He addressed the gathering with his inspiring words of wisdom and appreciated the hard work of the students to put up such a spell-binding show. He further emphasised on the need to be well-informed with the change in order to become a global citizen. This was followed by the spectacular action-packed theatrical performance of a musical dance drama ‘Shantipath-The Saga of Life’, by the students of the Senior School. It was an endeavour to mirror the hidden talents of children and to spread the message of brotherhood and victory of good over evil. The presentation was a memorable journey into the Ashokan Era. From Dig Vijaya to Dharma Vijaya, the history of Ashoka and Kalinga reverberated on the grounds of K.R. Mangalam G.K-II. Be it the character portrayal, triumph, mesmerising, well-coordinated and chivalric dance performances, the action-packed war scenes or the redemption, each and every moment was so perfectly staged. The vibrant and colourful costumes, stunning props took creativity to its zenith.
The most riveting performance was the grand finale, a confluence of emotions of success, happiness, confidence and strength won unceasing applause from the audience. The grand finale ‘Arise’ indeed was a spectacle to watch.