Staford School organised their 4th Annual event in the form of Expressions 2016. It was an event which showcased not just the talents and capabilities of Stafordians but the function also witnessed extreme enthusiasm and finesse.
The programme began with the lighting of the lamp as an offering and invocation to ‘The Goddess of Knowledge. The event was graced by the presence of honourable chief guest Ms Parveen Talha who is the first Indian Revenue Service Officer to serve in Narcotics Department of India.
The programme began by seeking the blessings of Goddess Saraswati with a dance performance on the song ‘Maa Saraswati’. The tiny tots of Staford won the hearts of the audience with their colourful performance on different seasons, which was followed by dance performance of class 2B on five elements of nature. The audience was enthralled to watch the children of classes 1 & 2 presenting a glimpse of various dance forms of different states. To showcase the extra ordinary work and the legendary vision of Late Dr APJ Kalam, the students of class 3 paid tribute to him by their dance performance on ‘Where the mind is without fear’. Further, the programme also witnessed the young students of 4A giving the message of selfless service to mankind which was followed by a twist in the tale version of the famous fairy tale ‘Snow White’ whose protagonist was a 21st century woman celebrating her independence and empowerment. The students created a spiritual aura through a devotional song ‘Suraj Ki Garmi se’ which was followed by an instrumental performance by the students of the music club. The comedy of the skit “Kavi ki Vyatha” had the audience in splits of laughter. While the musical performances of the school choir and school band had the audience tapping their toes and humming along with the musical notes of the lilting old time melodies. Keeping in mind the sacrifice of the freedom fighters, the school paid homage to a fearless martyr ‘Mangal Pandey’ who added a new spark to the freedom struggle in a scintillating performance by the students of class 8. The dance drama ‘Anguli Maal’ enacted by the students of classes 6, 7, 8 and 9 underscoring the theme of the event ‘Tamsoma Jyotirgamaya’ was the final offering of the evening which showed how knowledge leads mankind from darkness to light.
The school’s Principal ,Ms Vijaya Kumar, concluded the programme by giving a vote of thanks to all the audience, guests and the Team Staford for their commendable team spirit. She acknowledged the hard work put in by the students of Staford in making the programme successful and promised her audience many more such events.