60th Kannada Rajyotsava and Deepavali celebrations – 2016

60th Kannada Rajyotsava and Deepavali celebrations – 2016

The 60th Kannada Rajotsava and Deepavali was celebrated with great vigor and grandeur in our school on November 1, 2016.

Miss Vaishali, Kannada Teacher was the Chief Guest for the programme of classes IV – X. The programme began by invoking God’s blessing through a meaningful prayer service. A group of girls welcomed the gathering by dancing in melody to the kannnada musical beats. Clarisa D’Souza welcomed the gathering. The students put up a short skit depicting the true value on the feast of Deepavali as well as cultivating love and patriotic spirit towards one’s own State. Paying tribute to their Kannada Nadu, Master Rishith and Miss Nikita spoke on the significance and celebrations of both Rajyothsava and Deepavali. There was a Power Point presentation showing the historical features of Karnataka and the persons who were awarded with Jnanapita Prashasti.

In appreciation to our Kannada Nadu, the students depicted the culture of our land through Kolata dance and expressed the significance of the day in our State language Kannada, so as to cherish the wealth of our land by them and for the generations to come. The dance added to the festive mood and the originality of Kannada culture which was worth appreciative.

Speaking on the occasion, Miss Vaishali gave a meaningful message on how to cultivate love for kannada language and culture, as well as to make Deepavali more meaningful in our day to day life. The vice-principal Sr. Snehal encouraged the students by appreciating their effort in putting up this short programme. Master Puneet proposed the vote of thanks on behalf of his companions.

For classes I – III, it was celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy by class II A and B who spoke only in Kannada to show respect and love for their State. The programme began by invoking God’s blessing through a prayer dance. The audience enjoyed as the children danced to the tune of “Jai Bharatha Jananiya Tanujathe”, our popular Nadageethe upholding the dignity of Karnataka.

The children brought out the significance of Diwali, as it depicts the victory of good over evil. A dance by the students showing their happiness and joy among themselves enthralled the audience. Karnataka was called as Mysore earlier and under the administration of our Chief Minister Mr. Devraj Urs was re- named as Karnataka. The former system of education was compared by the present and the message highlighted by the children for the day was the importance of Kannada language in our life.

The Chief Guest, Ms. Anupama in her message urged the students to uphold the language, culture and rich heritage of our State. The programme concluded by a message from our Administrator Sr.Carissima. She congratulated the efforts of the students to put up the entire programme in kannada and appreciated the teachers for training them. The presence of the parents in large number showed how great fans of Kannada they are. The celebration truly captured the spirit of the day.