DRS International School concluded it’s 15th Annual Celebrations with a grand cultural evening on Saturday. The event was graced by Mr Santosh Mehra (IPS), the Additional DG of Police, Mr Anand Kumar (IRS), Additional Commissioner, GST, Mr C.N. Gopinath Reddy (IPS), Retd. Additional DG of Police as well as DRS group Chairman Dayanand Agarwal.
‘Salaam Jaadugar’, a whole-school dance-drama production, revolving around the life of the hockey legend Dhyan Chand, was the highlight of the evening. Set in the 1930s, when colonialist and fascist forces were in power, ‘Salaam Jaadugar’ poignantly explored the power of sports and games in transcending the narrow limits of race, nation and divisive politics. Through mime and beautifully choreographed dances from across the world, the production portrayed the transformative potential of passion for sports by mirroring Chand’s journey through the world of sport.
‘Divergence’, a visual journey created and curated by the students, also took viewers through the landscape of contemporary sculptures, fine watercolor paintings, and thought-provoking installations, making the evening a treat for art connoisseurs and parents alike.
As a culmination of the Sports’ Fiesta, the evening also saw impressive Yoga, Zumba, Karate and Archery displays by the students. The prestigious Edi-awards, as well as awards for student achievers, were given away by the distinguished guests of honour. Student recipients included academic toppers as well as students who had won accolades at the national & international level in various sports and games.
‘Mindscape’ the school’s annual report was a retrospective of the school’s journey over the last academic year, and celebrated its achievements by taking the guests through its most memorable events. The Live Band, as well as the Student Press, and the gala dinner with which the evening ended also made the annual celebrations one of the school’s annual report most unique witnessed in the city thus far.