NewZNew (Chandigarh) : The Senior students of Shishu Niketan Model Sr. Sec. School Sec.22-D, Chandigarh presented a colourful musical extravaganza SPLASH 2015 in the School campus. A potpourri of songs, dances and dramas marked the celebrations. The programme began with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Chief Guest, Shri Anurag Aggarwal, IAS, Home Secretary, U.T. Administration, Chandigarh.
A beautifully choreographed Ganesh Vandana by students of class IX gave an auspicious start to the show. This was followed by an enchanting Rajasthani folk dance by students of class VIII. The contemporary dance by boys of class VIII took the audience to the 12th century of Sufism. The depiction of the mystic charm of the Sufi movement with its soul-stirring music, captivated the gathering.
These foot tapping numbers were skillfully blended with the thematic presentation of the burning issue of the society — Child Labour. The emotionally charged performance of this act left the audience teary-eyed and made them ponder over the problems of the child labourers. The highlight of the evening was the musical act on Women Empowerment by girl students of class X. The performers aesthetically essayed the sufferings of the women and their rise to the present position of glory in the society.
The Principal of the school, Amita Khorana read out the School annual report. Speaking on the occasion she, congratulated all concerned on the completion of 62 years of the establishment of the school. She thanked everyone for their special efforts in making the show a great success.
The title of the evening ‘SPLASH’ was elegantly summarized by the students of class XI through their perfect fusion of Indian classical dance with the western dance form. The students brought home the message that one should retain his or her culture together with assimilating the best from other cultures.
A mesmerizing Dandhiya performance of girl students of class VI electrified the stage, Girl students of class VII performed Haryanvi dance, students of class IX gave a Hip-Hop performance, students of class VII reminded the gathering of Michael Jackson and the likes who popularized break dance. The show ended with a scintillating Bhangra performance by the students of class X.