Expressions are the reflection of the physical and intellectual progress of an individual. Hence it becomes essential to provide a platform for each and every child, so that he/she can expose himself/herself to the extremity of the innermost. Staford School involves its children in all round curricular activities from sports and academics to music and dance. These all efforts get prolific in the display of their thriving persona. In order to actualize the motive, Stafordians enlivened its 3rd Expressions (Annual function 2019) on 30th of November in its campus.
Parents could feel proud and witness the innate but latent talents of their wards through their colorful and mesmerizing performances on the stage. By embodying “the Vedic Culture” the Function spread its wings to its heights of excitement by lighting the lamp by our Chief Guest Prof. Alok Dhawan (Director, CSIR – Indian Institute of Toxicology Research), Guest of honour, Shri Sarvendra Vikram Bahadur Singh (Director, Basic Education), Director, Staford School, Shri Ambrish Bansal, Asst. Director, Staford School, Ms. Anjali Bansal and the other dignitaries.
Expressions 2019 commenced with the blessings of Goddess Saraswati followed by Welcome dance and the address to the gathering by the Principal, Staford School, Ms. Ratna Khanna highlighting the achievements of Stafordians in the academics and extra- curricular activities.
The tableau of assorted folk dances, representing different states mesmerized the audience along with the conveying of a strong message of unity in diversity. The words of Guest of Honour, Mr. Sarvendra Vikram Bahadur Singh, enlightened the minds of students, specially to their parents to build a responsible society by giving importance to their children and accepting their interests and calibers rather than impose the own desires. He also focused to have an intimate dialogue with the children so that they can be saved from going astray in the digital world. He invoked every individual to keep the curiosity for knowledge alive instead of bogging down in the quagmire of internet.
Rabindranath Tagore got alive once again through the presentation of his masterpiece ‘Chandalika- a Dance Drama’, conveying the message of equality and fraternity without discrimination while ‘Tenalirama- A comedy’ tickled the audience and transported them straight to the kingdom of Krishna Deva Raya, by restoring the element of fun and laughter in the ambience.
The Chief Guest, Prof. Alok Dhawan gave an inspiring speech by emphasizing on the cultural importance that must be at the utmost priority in the nurturing of the children. He gave an heartfelt gratitude to the Staford School for arranging the program as the tableau of the folk culture of different states. He also encouraged the students for saving the environment and join the campaign of ‘saving the nature’. In order to actualize the motive he distributed the books on the environment and health.
On one hand where the mime act left everyone spell bound by presenting the glimpse of martyrdom of our soldiers on the other hand Medley of evergreen songs, presented by the students of class IV B restored the Bollywood legends and their iconic songs.
The program concluded with the Vote of Thanks on the behalf of entire Staford family, extending the heartfelt gratitude to all the dignitaries and parents for their auspicious presence and cooperation, to make the evening a memorable success.