Barinder Saluja, Chandigarh,Dec. 21 : ‘Spotlite’, The Annual Function at Saupin’s School, Sector 32, Chandigarh was marked by an enthralling extravaganza. The show witnessed a rich fusion of symphony, images, visual arts and mesmerizing performances by students in various colorful dances, dramas, songs and elocutions. The two day dazzling cultural show was inaugurated by the chief guest, Mr. Pradip Mehra, IAS, Advisor to the administrator, U.T., Chandigarh.
Mr. Mehra delivered a very inspirational speech not only for the teachers but also for the students. Mr. Mehra appealed to the teachers to make school atmosphere tension free and congenial. He said, “Teachers should change the methods of teaching according to the needs and aspiration of the society.” He laid stress that the need of the hour is that teachers become more imaginative in their approach towards teaching. He said that today’s age is the age of computers and technology and teachers have access to various methods of teaching and they must make the best use of it.
Mr. Mehra requested the parents that even if the education is extremely important aspect of the life but the parents should also let children explore different fields like sports. They should push them to participate in the sports that would help them to attain team spirit. He also appreciated the centeral government for implementing the Right to Education.
The parents were left spellbound to see their dear ones performing at their best.The function began with a Ganesh Vandana closely followed by a colorful and mesmerizing dance performance by class 5 depicting the union of Rajasthani and Haryanvi folk culture. ‘Colours’, a tableau presentation by students of Class 7 showed life as a kaleidoscope of colours.
Saupin’s ‘ Dance Crew’ gave a scintillating dance performance bringing out a peppy blend of pop and hip pop. The tiny tots of class 1 fascinated the audience as they moved and swayed in a musical presentation of the bollywood world of music, dance and style. The senior students aimed a blow at corruption through the play; ‘Beggars Bowl’ and best showcased their acting histrionics in ‘The Bear’. Students of Class 3 in a dance drama, ‘Jeevan Sangeet’ with their striking performance took an initiative to raise awareness on Global Warming. The evocative and uplifting poetry, the life-sketch of Marie Curie, the hindi skits, ‘Swapanlok’ and ‘Mangta Hindustan’ all reflected the hard work put in by the students to make the show a success. The final performance of the evening, the energetic bhangra brought out the rustic charm of Punjabi dance and the show ended on a high note.
The Day Two of ‘Spotlite’, The Annual Function at Saupin’s school, Sector 32, Chandigarh concluded with a rich display of music, colour and light. This spectacular event was inaugurated by the chief guest, Mr.Pawan K. Sharma, HCS , DPI(Schools), Chandigarh. The show started with a Ganesh Vandana followed by a striking performance by the senior students in a Punjabi play, ‘15th August’ depicting the meaning of freedom in the present scenario. ‘Pir Manawan’, a folk dance by Class 4 showcased the marriage scene in a muslim home. A ‘contemporary dance’ by class 6 brought out the carnival spirit as they thumped energetically on the beats of bollywood music. Where ‘Gidda’ by the senior students depicted the Punjabi flavor; ‘Fusion’, a contemporary dance exposed the Indian and western style of dancing highlighting the merger of tradition with modern ways. Rapturous performance of the tiny tots of Class 2 in the play, ‘Ali Baba and the Chaalis Chor’, the touching story on Mother Earth in the dance drama ‘Totta Rishta’, the hilarious play ‘ The Ransom of the Red Chief’, the evocative poetry ‘Buddhi Badi Hai’ and ‘Circus’ all captivated the audience with it’s splendor. The melody of the songs, ‘Let’s try to be loving’, ‘When you give you will receive’ and the Qawali ‘ Hame to marr diya’ worked it’s magic to create a soulful ambiance.
ABS Sidhu, Principal of the School, congratulated and thanked the whole staff & Students of the school to have put up a memorable show. He also thanked the class IV employees of the school who worked day & night for the success of the Annual Function. He also showed his gratitude towards the neighbourhood who co-operated & tolerated the function very peacefully for two days.
The curtain of the show fell on the final performance of the day by the school band ‘Defaulters’ who set the stage on fire with their rocking and memorable performance.