November 14 is celebrated as Children’s Day every year in India. The special day is celebrated in remembrance of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Lal Nehru, born on November 14, 1889. This day marks Nehru’s devotion to education, student welfare and development of children and young people – the future of the country.
To make this day memorable for our little ones, Cultural Department and English Department of Vidyadaan School organized Children’s Day with great enthusiasm on 15 November 2021 in the school premises. The program was conducted in the Lunch Hall which was decorated with the art & crafts made by students during the competitions held for this occasion. The program was also live streamed on YouTube for the primary classes.
The day started with a welcome speech by our principal, Anu ma’am, who emphasized on the importance of planning for their future. Going forward, the students were shown a wonderful video compiled by Chetan Sir which included a small skit by our school teachers and wishes from higher officials which brought a smile to their faces.
The tiny tots of our school – students of LKG, presented a fancy dress show and a rhyme narration. Their enthusiasm and their cute outfits spread cheer across the hall among students and teachers alike. This was their first in-school event after the pandemic and the efforts put in by the Kindergarten teachers was commendable.
A fun guess game was organized for the students where they were shown childhood pictures of teachers and were asked to recognize them. This game brought a lot of excitement among the students as they were trying hard to identify their teachers which kept them standing and screaming throughout the session.
The next part of the event was a surprise for the students from the teachers – a group dance. The energetic teachers of our school put up a mind-blowing dance performance that included various regional dance forms such as Bhangra, Garbha, Kolata, classical and south Indian mass beats. The students were thrilled to watch their teachers dance and kept encouraging them throughout the performance with their claps and cheers.
The final act for the day was a dance performance cum workshop by professional Hip-Hop artists Raju Sir & Nanditha Ma’am. This performance/workshop was conducted in the basketball court as students would get more space to dance. Post their energetic dance performance, the dancers taught our students some basic hip-hop moves which each child learnt with complete concentration. The highlight of this workshop was that, some of the teachers also joined in to shake a leg with the students. The excitement and happiness of the students was beyond words.
The day ended with lunch for the students and teachers and the students were sent off with a snack box each as a token of love from their teachers. It was completely a fun filled day for the children.
- Cultural & English Department