Heera Int’l School Annual Day- ‘Symphony’, a Harmony of Varied Colors & Talents
Mangaluru: “Each of us has different talents, different dreams and different destinations, Yet we have the power to make a new tomorrow”- that’s true and for that matter, the tiny and the young students of Heera International School, Shaktinagar-Mangaluru unleashed their hidden talents and mesmerized the audience predominately comprising of management, teachers, parents and well-wishers with their performances. “-Symphony 2017-18” -the Annual School Day held on Friday, 22 December at the School auditorium was vibrant and buoyant as it brought to life the blended learning experiences of the school kids on the stage to the audience with Mohammed Farhaad Yenepoya- Finance Director-Yenepoya Group as the Chief Guest and guest of honour- Dr Bhasker Shetty-President, Nandavan Education Trust, which runs Heera International School; along with other dignitaries on the dais namely Dr A Roshan Shetty- Trustee and Correspondent; Ms Janet Thomas- Administrator; Ms Shailaja Prabhu-Principal In-charge, and Ms Susheela D’souza- Vice Principal of the occasion.
The children through their prayer dance filled the minds of the audience with heavenly light and their lively body coordination to the music welcomed the gathering with their dance. The children were simply the star attractions of the evening where they unleashed their hidden talents and enthralled the audience. The programme was inaugurated by lighting of the traditional lamp by the chief guests and other dignitaries. The presentation of the annual report gave a glimpse of the flashback of what the children did inside and outdoor during the year 2017-18. Following the school annual report, students were honoured for their achievements in academics, sports and co-curricular activities by the chief guest and guests of honour.
The Chief Guest, Mohammed Farhaad in his message to the parents inviting them to be grateful to the institution and the teachers for looking after their children with love and care said, ” To the tiny tots, to see the love with which their teachers do their best for them and today teachers need to be supported for their selfless service to the little ones, especially by the parents. Knowledge is not so important, but wisdom is. We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate. The broad education will, therefore, transmit to one not only the accumulated knowledge of the race but also the accumulated experience of social living. We need to teach our children characters, and need to mould them when they are still young”.
As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”-therefore Education is the key to eliminating gender inequality, to reducing poverty, to creating a sustainable planet, to preventing needless deaths and illness, and to fostering peace. And in a knowledge economy, education is the new currency by which nations maintain economic competitiveness and global prosperity. Education is an investment, and one of the most critical investments we can make. Allow your children to learn and grow in their own phase, don’t pressurize or put stress on them. Teachers at school should have multifaceted talents to train children. Today what is important is that your child should human with good qualities. Children should learn to respect their adults and teachers, only then they will become good citizens of the country” added Mohammed Farhaad, who also praised the school run by Nandavan Education Trust for their service, dedication, commitment and care towards the children in providing them with the best education and manners.
Dr Bhasker Shetty also speaking said, “We didn’t start this school for commercial purposes- My late Wife was fond of children so we decided to start this school in her memory. We have employed the best teachers who can give the best education to the children, and we plan to employ more teachers in the coming days. We also have the best facilities here, and children should avail all the opportunities that we offer. Apart from being good in academics, children should also take part in co-curricular activities, and at our school the mainstream learning goes hand in hand with social, philosophical and traditional learning, exploring holistic educational avenues for schooling. Based on the concept of integrated learning we focus on integrating indigenous knowledge systems, ecological sensitivity and social connectivity through many innovations. Our school’s educational offerings are enriched by a wide range of sporting and co-curricular activities, as well as community service initiatives, that seamlessly complement our academic programmes. This facilitates children’s learning on all levels – intellectual, physical, social and emotional”.
“A school should instill in a child a lifetime love of learning and knowledge, and provide the foundation for all-round development and excellence. These aims inspire all of us at Heera International School in everything we do. At HIS, our focus is on creating an atmosphere of learning that children enjoy and one that encourages them to discover and express their talents to the fullest. We are driven by the belief that every child is important and the children should be at the heart of every educational endeavour. This makes us direct all our efforts to inspire and enable each child to believe in and practice our motto, ‘Dare to Dream…Learn to Excel’ added Dr Bhasker Shetty.
Following the formal function, it was all cultural extravaganza put up by the talented children. Unleashing their hidden talents during the Annual School Day proved that they too have talents and can entertain the crowd. The show was marvellous and glittering-and was a non-stop extravaganza of children performances which lasted for nearly two hours.Talk about Annual School Day-this one named “Symphony” was much more than that- it was a Showbiz, an Extravaganza, an Entertainment, a Mega Nite- all full of music, Dance and Act- and the students enthralled the audience with their hidden talents which were spectacular and mesmerizing. These students went beyond their capacity and to the maximum in entertaining and mesmerizing the audience. The children gave their best performances to please the management, teachers, staff and especially their parents who applauded them throughout the programme.
The welcome address was delivered by Ms Susheela D’Souza- VP; and School Administrator Ms Janet Thomas proposed the vote of thanks- and the event was compered by teacher Ms Bhavya. Introduction of the Chief guest was done by Dr Roshan Shetty. Everyone enjoyed the programme, including the parents who went home with happy faces feeling proud of their children talents. Long live the talented kids of Heera International School-Shakthinagar-Mangaluru, where they all ‘Dare to Dream…Learn to Excel!