Jammu Tawi, November 24
The varied hues of Jammu & Kashmir dominated Carmel Convent School, Jammu as it celebrated the annual day with its trademark flamboyance and grace at the school campus today. Based on the thematic presentation “Exploring Jammu & Kashmir” the event comprised of a colourful cultural event that enthralled the audience and an exhibition that celebrated the rich natural, cultural and religious heritages of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
The day’s proceedings began with invocation to the Almighty through a beautifully choreographed prayer dance by the students, which was preceded by lighting of the traditional lamp by the dignitaries.
The School Management, by inviting Sheena Sahni KAS (2015) as the Chief Guest sent out a powerful message of appreciation to all the students that the school holds its alumni in high esteem. Pertinently, Sahni is an alumna who passed out of the first batch of Class X in 2005. Without hiding her emotions Sahni gratefully acknowledged the contributions of the school in shaping her life,” she recalled.
Spectacular performances by the students showcased the cultural heritage of the state starting with the depiction of the Dogra marriage rituals and dances in Jammu. The plot then quietly shifted to the elegant valleys of Kashmir and to the tunes of bhoomrobhoomro and roshwalameyandilbaro in full grace and elegance, which later culminated in a soothing Ladakhi dance that portrayed the sublime nature of the region and its people.
Rt. Rev. Ivan Pereira, the President of the Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar Education Society was all praise for the students for their flawless performances. He noted that it is hard to find an annual day such as this where cultural performances on stage are followed up with a neatly crafted exhibition.
Parents present at the function expressed immense happiness at the annual function and exhibition and hoped that programs such as this would help their wards express themselves effectively. Ridhima Pragal and Ritika Choudhary skillfully conducted the ceremonies. Shivani Rasgotra, the School Pupil Leader proposed the vote of thanks. The exhibition is open on November 25 for parents and students from other school to visit.