Patriotic Singing & Dance Competition

It is the policy of The Montessori School to keep organising cultural and co curricular activities throughout the year along with its academic pursuits. So, just like the government, which has planned a plethora of events to commemorate the 75th year of our Independence, The Montessori School too had charted out various activities to celebrate the landmark of India’s history. On 13th August, an Inter House Song and Dance competition was organised on the theme of patriotism. The dance competition was held for students from class III – V while the song competition was set for students from classes VI- XII. It was a monumental task for the music and dance teachers as well as the house teachers to make these children fair well in the competition as the time for preparation was quite less yet the children surprised everyone by their zeal, enthusiasm and passion.
All the four houses, the Nilgiri House, the Shivalik House, the Aravali House and the Vindhyachal House selected the best of the teams for the final showdown. All the students gathered in the school compound and the stage was set for the performances. The students of each houses cheered their teams as they came to sing and dance. Mrs. Manorama Negi of Jhankar Dance Academy (retired folk dance teacher from The Welhams Girls School) and Mr. Vinod Kaparwaan, Aayog member were the esteemed judges for the occasion. They were mighty impressed by the various performances and judged each act with minute detail.

Then came the most awaited moment when the results were to be announced. Expectations running high. Tensions and prayers on every lip. Each house believed that their team sung the best and danced the best. Ms. Shashi Gulati, Principal, The Montessori School announced the results which proved to be an anti-climax for many. The Shivalik House bagged the first position in both song and dance competition while the Neelgiri House got the second position in both categories. Some lost some won but all was in fair spirit. In the end it was the nationalist feeling that prevailed.

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