20 August :The tile mural ‘Freedom to Wisdom’ was unveiled by Air Marshal JN Burma, Air Officer in-charge Administration, Air Headquarters in an impressive ceremony at Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute, Subroto Park, here today. The tile mural was created on the School façade by Mr Swapan Bhandary, an art teacher of the School. The mural includes 300 tiles of vivid colours and made on 90 Sq feet wall of school entrance.
‘Freedom to Wisdom’ is theme of the Mural. ‘Freedom to Wisdom’ symbolizes the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom with freedom. The mural contains certain depictions. The apple represents Newton’s famous discovery whereas the ? mark is symbolic of the child’s young and inquisitive mind which needs nurturing and encouragement. The Paper Boat and the Paper Planes against an open window are symbolic of a child’s desire to be close to the nature and not remain within the confines of a class room. The very act of making and launching a paper plane in the class is the child’s protest against the rigid academic format. The Bird keen to soar high in the limitless sky depicts peace and freedom, where as the Flower symbolizes the fresh and innocent face of child. The steps denote various stages of development in the life of a child.
Mr Swapan Bhandary, an alumnus of ‘Santiniketan’, has been faculty member of AFGIS since 1995. Besides imparting art lessons to his students, he has been holding Art Exhibitions in many prestigious art galleries in India and abroad. His latest art exhibition was a part of commonwealth week festival of Art and cultural in UK during Mar 08.
On arrival Air Marshal JN Buarma was received by Mrs Shipra Sarcar, Principal and Gp Capt BCS Bharathi, Chairman Managing Committee. A large number of school children, teachers and staff were also present on the occasion.