The Early Years section of Dr. Pillai Global Academy celebrated its 4th Annual Day with much vigour and fervour on 19th December, 2015. It was a day of gaiety and auspice for everyone belonging to the DPGA family.
The morning commenced with the welcome address proposed by an IB student Manaswini, followed by a mellifluous welcome song by teachers. Mrs. Anjna Sahi, school’s Principal, read out the Early Years’ annual report highlighting the prominent activities of the section during this academic year and reiterated the importance of parental engagement in partnership with the school for the Holistic development of the child. She led the programme forward by inviting all important people in a child’s life for the auspicious lamp lighting ceremony. The Principal was joined by Vice Principal, Mrs. Shraddha Sardesai and teachers teaching the Early Years to light the lamp while the blessings of goddess Saraswati were invoked by a soulful Saraswati Vandana rendered by faculty, Dr. Radhika Umdekar.
Music filled the air as the Music Department presented two instrumental performances. The first was a high on energy drum performance by students Srinivas and Shubham under the guidance of faculty Mr. Satish More. The grandeur of their great drumsupped the mood of the gathering. The second was an enchanting guitar performance by faculty Mr. Kuldeep Malusare. The magically mesmerizing rendition of the raga ‘Heer Ranjha’ on the guitar enraptured the audience.
The stage was all set for the much awaited children’s performance on the musical play ‘Alice in wonderland’. The musical play was an adaptation from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. A prologue of it was presented by faculty Ms. Riju. Our tiny tots Sean Laiju and Anayah Antony took the audience on a journey through wonderland with their connecting pieces of excellent and expressive narration. With sets that justified the play, the little cherubs enacted ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to perfection. The play was interspersed with songs and dances for different scenes. The dancers tapped their feet to the energetic songs presented by the little student’s choir. Each and every student of Early Years was involved in this play. The vibrancy with which the story was conceptualized through props, dance and songs enthralled the audience whocould only watch spellbound as the children came on stage to exhibiting their innate talents with their confident performances.
The celebration ended with vote of thanks proposed by faculty Ms. Riju Parashari followed by the national anthem.