“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning,” legendary American writer William Arthur Ward once said.
Valuing the curiosity in kids, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, celebrated the annual day and prize-giving ceremony of its junior wing with a heartwarming ballet ‘The Heart of a Child’ on Monday.
Kathak maestro and Padma Shri Shovana Narayan was the esteemed chief guest for the evening.
Narayan, who presented the awards to the meritorious students for their excellence in academics and co-curricular activities, commended the Springdales School for transforming children into confident and responsible individuals.
Narayan, a pupil of legendary Kathak artiste Birju Maharaj, highlighted the need to inculcate right values in the formative years of a student’s life. “I would like to congratulate the school for shaping the students who could leave meaningful footprints on the sands of time,” she said while addressing the audience.
“I urge the students to keep alive the spirit of curiosity, sincerity and child-like innocence, and advise them to spread the warmth of love around as they grow up,” the 68-year-old added.
Principal of the Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, Jyoti Bose acknowledged Narayan in her welcoming address calling her ‘a woman of great substance and innovation.”
After Jyoti Bose welcomed the distinguished guests, Sujata Maleyvar, Headmistress, Springdales School presented the annual report, recounting the junior school students’ achievements in various fields during the academic session 2016-17.
The junior school choir, dressed up in vivid red and green attire, presented the musical rendition of a song that gave a message on friendship, an inspiration to work hard, and transforming the dreams into reality.
The icing on the cake was the junior school ballet ‘The Heart of a Child’, which took the audience to a magical mystery ride towards self-realisation. It made students realise how fortunate they are as they lead a happy life and thus, should work for establishing world peace.
The presentation by the innocent kids affirmed faith in mankind and ignited the hopes of a beautiful, better and brighter world.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Neerja Sharma, Manager, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan. Elated by the performance, Rajni Kumar, Chairperson, Springdales Education Society, applauded the young artistes.