India’s vastness and rich heritage is impossible to understand in a single lifetime. But at Delhi Public School Greater Faridabad, it is believed that the impossible is just a word. To prove this true yet again, DPS GF presented in the sylvan grounds of the school, India on the move, a research-based exhibition on India. 24th November 2019 will remain in the collective psyche of the entire DPS GF family as a day to cherish the mystery and beauty that is India and the sheer exuberance that only the youth can carry.
This exhibition, ‘India on the Move’ is an attempt at exploring India as a progressive nation after 73rd year of freedom to recognize and reaffirm our pride as Indians. ‘India on the Move’ is closely linked with our ongoing program of ‘Know your Roots’. An added charm to this bright winter morning was the presence of the chief guest, Padma Shri Professor Biman Bihari Dass, an Indian sculptor par excellence and a former Principal of the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata. Also making their presence felt were the ever graceful Madam Shailbala Jain and the charming Monika Jain, Mr B N Aryan, Director, Home of Folk Art (Museum of Folk, Tribal & Neglected Arts), Mr Krishna Ahuja, Vice President, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, Mr Praveen Mehto, Mr Morita San, Ms Devina Sharma Lecturer, GSSS, Tilpat, Mr Vishal Gupta, Director of Mindbox, and the student delegation from Denmark who are a part of the Indo-Danish Student Exchange Program, among other eminent dignitaries. The real stars of the day were the wonderful and ever growing DPS Greater Faridabad, a veritable tree of life, so as to say.
India is a conglomeration of myriad cultures. It is fervently believed that if everyone moves forward together, then success takes care of itself. People grow intellectually when they share their ideas, thoughts, cultures and knowledge with others. This entire annual production was made possible with the joined efforts of 1800 students of grades V to IX and XI and their creative and vibrant teachers. The visitors could be seen learning from the students how maths can be fun and entertaining. The stall exhibiting the giant strides made by India in the field of technology had the parents in awe. Their motto: From Digital Revolution to Evolution. Indeed, even GST made its presence felt via models that depict the complexity into simple concepts.
The whole school together presented a scintillating day that showcased all of India in one single day, be it the rich culture and heritage, the growing economy, the progress made in science and technology, India’s gift to mankind – Mindfulness – not to mention the colourful dance forms and mouth watering cuisines. In her welcome address, the school’s Principal Mrs Surjeet Khanna extolled the efforts of the students who had worked for over weeks to bring to fruition the beauty of India in all its glory. She thanked the parents whose support and encouragement added grandeur to this mega event.
The colourful dances by the students of classes were a visual extravaganza, and the choir was as soulful as it was harmonious. Indeed, the entire event was a symphony in sound and colour. Each of the dances had a minimum of 85-90 dancers, and the synchronization was a result of hours of rehearsals and practices. The chief guest was fulsome in his praise appreciating the art installations, the visual depictions, the knowledge of the students in ‘making history come alive’. As a former educationist himself, he noted and warmly congratulated the efforts of the teachers who were vigilant and alert at the background, ready to step in whenever needed.
The main school ground had come alive with reverberating music, informative conversations and the enormous display of knowledge and talent. On this day, it was the child who was the teacher and the adult an avid pupil. What a sight it was to see young and bright faces speaking confidently to groups of adults, who were of the age of their parents and even grandparents. Indeed, it was India at is progressive and collaborative best!!