Annual Day celebrations at Kāsiga School

Thursday 27th October 2016

Kasiga celebrated the Annual Day on the 27th of  October with pomp and splendour. 

The day began with a grand fete organised by the staff members. Several delightful stalls were put up: Hoopla, Race ‘n’ Roll, Feed the Joker, Song Request, The Girls’ Stall,  to name a few. The students immensely enjoyed taking part in the different games and activities and won wonderful prizes. Food stalls were also arranged and the students as well as their parents evidently had a wonderful time walking around and feasting on the delicious items. At the same time the career counselling session that began last day, continued to attract the attention of eager parents who wanted to clear doubts and gain information regarding their wards’ academic future. Sushma Singh, a renowned counsellor, was instrumental in providing the parents with the much needed ‘know-how’.

The cultural programme in the evening was off to a glorious beginning with the welcoming of the chief guest, Shri Deep Kumar Upadhayay,  who along with the Chairman, Mr. Ramesh Batta and the Head of School, Dr Neeta Bali lit the ceremonial lamp. Shri Upadhayay, who is the ambassador designate of the Federal Republic of Nepal to the Government of India, was overwhelmed by the warm hospitality showered on him by the institution. Many other eminent guests graced the occasion.

The magnificent invocation dance set the tone for the evening and it was followed by a stellar performance by a grade XII student, Akash Gupta, who created an optical illusion on the stage using the movement of wheels and sand. The enchanting performance of the choir captivated the people present.  Their rendition of We are the World and Wanderer’s Night Song was immaculate and enticing.

The Head of School read out the Annual Report in which she appreciated the incredible efforts of the students both in the field of sports and academics. She highlighted the fact that the staff members receive pertinent training and they have been requested by some institutions in India and abroad to provide training to their faculty. She also elaborately demonstrated how the school has effectively helped its students in choosing the appropriate career options by organising innumerable university fairs and arranging career counselling sessions. Her speech showcased the awards and golden moments of Kasiga through spectacular slides which brought those cherished achievements alive on the LED screen. International programmes like IAYP, visit of students from Wasatch Academy, Utah, USA and Little Angels School, Tokyo proved that Kasiga was truly becoming an international school. 

The students who were awarded academic scholarships were Hamza Shahzeb and Rishabh  Rajgharia in the CBSE category while Akshay Gupta, Sparsh Garg and Sadhika R Thapa won in the IGCSE category. Sports scholarships were bagged by Kunal Goyal and Manish Singh. The other prestigious awards which were given away by the Chief Guest and the Head of school were the Academic Cup and the Cock house Trophy both of which were achieved by the Everest House. The Yearbook was also released by the Head of School and the Chief Guest.

In his speech the Chief Guest, Shri Upadhayay, expressed his immense happiness at being part of the programme and stated that he was amazed by the achievements of the students of Kasiga. He opined that Kasiga was truly a centre for excellence where a holistic education is provided and asked the school to consider him a part of the family. He also stressed on the need for world peace.

The highlight of the evening was the spectacular dramatic production of Ramayana(Purushottam Ram), written and directed by Mrs. Sharmila Bhartari, who has been a student of the famous Odissi dancer Late Protima Bedi. The play delivered the universal message of the triumph of Good over Evil, which is extremely relevant in the contemporary world. It also categorically stated the duties of an ideal man and how transgression of ethical norms leads to grave consequences. The acting, direction, use of props and music enthralled the audience who used superlatives to voice their appreciation of the production.  All in all the dance drama was a grand success and Mrs Bhartari and her troupe received a standing ovation.

The vote of thanks was presented and the charming evening concluded with the National Anthem.