GIIS Ahmedabad Pre-primary students celebrate 2nd Annual Day in newly launched MPH
When the curtains of the newly launched Dr. M.G.K. Menon Memorial Hall; a state-of-the-art Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) were raised, the Pre-Primary brave hearts were welcomed with a thunderous applause and glint in the eyes of the spectators. The 7000sqft Hall was packed to the corners and with eyes locked on the giant stage where the little students were to perform for the first time. The grand Annual Day celebration for the Pre-Primary segment kicked off with performances which were a concoction of humour, emotions, relations and values with a topping of our Indian culture.
The celebration started with lighting of the lamp by the chief guest Mr. Shailesh Sutaria, a renowned MD and physician, and, guests of honour Dr. Hetal Vadiwala, surgeon; Ms. Kalyani Dave, educationist and Montessori expert and trainer; and Sarla Pandey, principal of a well-known pre-primary school.
Justifying the theme of the annual day ‘Smiles Across Miles’, the dance-drama performances were inter-twined classically to bring out the message that Smile is the abstract power which bridges the gap between grief and happiness. The story-based performance started with two children fulfilling their mother’s long time wish to visit entire India by gifting her a vacation! The family travels to various states of our vibrant country and exhibit before the audience a panorama of India’s diverse culture, rich heritage and loving people.
The essence of Punjab, Rajasthan, Kerala, Gujarat, Goa, Assam, and Maharashtra manifested before the awestruck audience through skits and dances. Parents and guests were enthralled by the little ones’ flawless performances and the entire Hall echoed with the sounds of euphoric claps! Even the emotions ran high backstage as the pre-primary students awaited their turn to perform.
Caesar D’Silva, principal, said, “It is a pleasure to watch such young kids perform so confidently before such a huge audience. We are proud of our teachers who instil this confidence in our children and that is very much visible today. The children have put in tremendous effort and they are very excited to perform in their Multi-Purpose Hall.”
The two-hour program ended on a happy note and a strong message that ‘Smile’ is the first step to be happy and spread happiness!