The Annual Concert and Prize Day of the Junior School (Class II to VI) of Boys’ High School and College was held in beautifully decorated Middle School Hall on Saturday. Mr. V. S. Datta, Resident Editor, Northern India Patrika was the chief guest on this occasion.
The hard work of the talented students of all sections from class II to VI was given its due recognition. The prize winners portrayed the characteristics of true gentlemen and the parents with their heads held high cheered their wards as they walked up to receive the prizes. Akshat Srivastava (class V C) with 95 per cent marks of the Green House bagged the prestigious Mrs. Margaret Anthony running trophy for the Best Boy of the Junior School.
The function began with an opening prayer by Mrs. D. Jonathan followed by the welcome address by Mrs. A. Bajpai.
It is rightly said, ‘dance’, ‘drama’ and ‘music’ add a special essence to the all round development of the child. The children of the Junior school set the stage aglow with their incredible talents. To entertain the audience, the boys of class II presented a song and dance titled ‘Give me a bell to ring’. This was followed by a dance drama titled ‘Unity is Strength’ by class II. The children of class III presented a skit ‘Superheroes’. These little superheroes with their powers and invincibility provided the fictional space to the children to explore and navigate. Next event was a dance performance ‘A Treat from China’ by the boys of class III. This was followed by a play titled ‘Andher Nagri Chaupat Raja’. The play presented by the class V and VI students was a delightful blend of didacticism and entertainment. It gave the message that good and wise leadership is the key for the development and progress of a country and its subjects. ‘Once a Dancer, Always a Dancer’ by the children of class IV proved that if you dance with your heart, your body will flow. The last event of the day was a mime ‘From Conflict to Harmony’ by the boys of class V and VI.
Through the mime, the children showcased the journey of Indian freedom struggle with a message that the hard-earned freedom needs to be preserved through harmony.
In his brief address, the Chief Guest, Mr. V. S. Datta congratulated the Principal, Academic Supervisor, teachers and the children for the hard work in putting up such a wonderful show. He appreciated the efforts of the teachers in nurturing a child’s talent.
The function came to an end with a vote of thanks by the BHS Principal, Mr. D. A. Luke. In his brief speech, he congratulated the prize winners and asked the parents to spend some of your valuable time with their wards. In a meaningful advice to the parents, he reminded them to be the partners of their wards for they need your presence and not your presents. Your presence and guidance will help them to become responsible citizens of the country.