Global Indian International School (GIIS), Noida celebrated its 11th Annual Day - OORJA over two days and five presentations. The celebrations were categorized into four themes which were carried out segment wise for the parent community of the school.
Day 1 was dedicated to the pre-primary and the lower primary students who put up an exhilarating display of finesse for the parents to enjoy and cherish for years.
The Pre-primary wing presented the story of "The Wizard of AquOz “which is a tale of a young girl named Dorothy and her pet Toto, who get transported into the magical world when their boat is swallowed by the spinning tornado of water. During this journey into the unknown, she meets two new friends – Goldfish and Tinman. Together, they set out on the quest for the wonderful wizard of Aquoz, who they believe will help Dorothy get back to her father.
Along the way, they face challenges and obstacles including encounter with witches, but eventually reach the Wizard. With the help of her friends, Dorothy learns the true meaning of courage, heart, and home and that one's own journey is the most important of all.
Students of Grades 1-2 presented their take on the story of Moana – Restorer of the Earth. The story revolved around a little girl Moana from Motunui Island who takes up the baton of restoring the ailing mother earth - Tefiti.
Moana goes on an adventurous journey with Maui, a demigod who guides her in her quest to become a master way finder. She ends up saving her family, the island, Mother Earth Tefiti, and promises to keep the mother earth green and clean. Moana proves that the young blood has what it takes to lead their people.
Day 2 was power packed with scintillating performances by the students from grades 3-8.
Grades 3-5 presented - Revisiting the Malgudi Days. The play took the audience onto a journey of their parents' childhood and values towards the family members. It also showcased how gadgets in today's time are serving as a tool of distraction for the kids, and how their proper use through the guidance of elders, can be beneficial for them.
The play taught children to value time and importance of relationships, be it family or friends. The play also covered the changes that the people have seen with the onset of technology in their daily lives.
Grades 6-8 on the other hand presented a remarkable theatre performance on “Bharat Ek Khoj’ that showcased the rich cultural heritage of India through the historical periods of the Indus Valley Civilization, Maurya Dynasty, Gupta Dynasty, and others. The play provided insights into the life, customs, and traditions of ancient Bharat to modern India.
The two-day event organised at the MPH showcased a spectacle of talents and fostered a sense of community among the students. We had the honour of hosting some well-known personalities from different walks of life.
Ms. Simmi Srivastava – Founder and Master Story Teller, Kathashala, Mr. Rakesh Khatri – Nest Man of India, Ms. Deepali Rana – Anchor, Cnbc , Mr. PKD Nambiar – Political Analyst and Marketing Strategist, and Mr. RP Singh – Joint Sect. Skill Education, CBSE graced the occasion as Chief Guests respectively.
As many as 1200 students participated in the event to present a breath taking amalgamation of dance, music, and drama. It was a feast for the eyes to watch the students delivering some of the finest performances of their lives. The acts staged ranged from instrumental music to traditional and contemporary dance, to regional music and theatre performances.
This years’ annual day celebrations were a glimpse of the hard work done by the teachers, staff and management of the school in giving students holistic growth through an integrated framework for learning.
The celebrations concluded with a Vote of thanks by the respective coordinators followed by the national anthem.
This year’s annual day celebrations will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable shows ever hosted by GIIS Noida. The magnificent stage setup, light and sound decor, the applause of our parents, and the breath-taking performances by the students is sure to remembered and cherished by all.