The Royal Presence of H.H. Sheik Dr. Saeed Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan @ Al Saad Indian School, Al Ain’s Annual day celebration
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The Royal Presence of H.H. Sheik Dr. Saeed Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan @ Al Saad Indian School, Al Ain’s Annual day celebration

Principal, Dr. Bhavna Gupta, presented the annual report of the academic year 2022-23, mainly portraying the achievements of ASIS.

The 9th Annual Day celebration of Al Saad Indian School managed by Bhavans Middle East- DU COEUR, Write from the Heart- celebrated on December 8, 2022 was a momentous occasion of festivity and felicitation wherein the Bhavanites presented not only a mesmerizing performance but also were honoured for their academic and co-curricular achievements. The event held at Sheik Zayed Central Library Auditorium, Al Ain was officially inaugurated by His Excellency Sheik Dr. Saeed Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Honourable Member of the Ruler family.

The function began with Samah Kousar of grade 8 adding the auspicious twilight of spiritual glow by reciting verses from Holy Quran. The special occasion was further unfurled with the UAE National Anthem, Prayer song and Bhavans Anthem. The ceremonial lamp was then conjointly lit by the Guest of Honour, Mr. Murali Mangalath, a prolific writer, Director of Bhavans Middle East, CA Divya Rajesh Ramachandran, Principal of Bhavans Al Ain, Dr. Bhavna Gupt, Dr. K. T. Nandakumar, Principal of Bhavans Pearl Wisdom School, Al Ain, and Vice Principal, Mr. Thomas Francis. The Cultural Vice Captian, Master Aarush Jain of Gr. 7 and the Senior Prefect, Miss Jestina Johnson of Gr.9 sprayed the sweet aroma of happiness through their words of welcome. The welcome song sung by the school choir – Bhavans Voicestra added charm and gaiety to the programme.

The Royal Presence of H.H. Sheik Dr. Saeed Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan @ Al Saad Indian School, Al Ain’s Annual day celebration
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Principal, Dr. Bhavna Gupta, presented the annual report of the academic year 2022-23, mainly portraying the achievements of ASIS. The visual clippings displayed on the screen along with the report presentation was a passionate pantomime which epitomizes the caliber of Al Saad Indian School. The achievements of the school and the performance of the students were much eulogized by the Chief guest, His Excellency Sheik Dr. Saeed Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Honourable Member of the Ruler family, who honoured the student community by giving away the trophies to the Kalathilakam and Kalaprathiba of various categories of the academic year 2022-23. The school expressed their sincere gratitude to His Excellency for endowing his parlance and for his wonderful presence. The guest of honour, Mr. Murali Mangalath, appreciated the Management, the Principal and staff for the wonderful efforts taken in organizing innumerous activities which promulgate the innate talents of the student community. He also encouraged the students to make use of the opportunities and to approach difficulties with a fear free mind so as to overcome it.

The school fraternity expressed their indebtedness to the guest of honour for the honours he bestowed on the prodigies- Anushka Anna Abi, top scholar of grade 10 & Pavithra Dhanasekharan of grade 12- for the incredible results they reaped in the Grade 10 and 12 CBSE Board examination respectively. The students of grade 10 who bagged Centum in Science and Social Science – Anushka Ann Abi, Lakshmi Madhu and Mohammed Sabu along with the Sports Champions of all the categories were also honoured during the occasion.

SOCH 2022-23, the school magazine of the academic year which accentuates the literary and artistic acumen of the Bhavanities was released by the guest of Honour in the presence of all the dignitaries along with the Chief Editor of the magazine, Ms. Beena, HoD of English, and Student Editor, Anum Omeir of grade 9.

The cultural programme that followed, DU COEUR-Write from Heart- was an honest effort by the Bhavanities where in 268 students from grades 1 to 9 and 11 collectively honoured and paid tribute to the world poetry that has transcended over centuries and evolved from an expression of stories to a narrative of issues faced by society at close and humanity at large to a micro representation of emotions : from prehistoric to contemporary; from the Epic of Gilgamesh of the Sumerian Era to the Epic narrative of Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb. A spectacular classical fusion - ‘Maadu Meikkum Kanne’ performed by Director, CA Divya Rajesh Ramachandran and Dance teacher, Ms. Pooja was a heart touching emotional rendition between Maiya Yashodha and Kannaiyya and the dance performance was an added attraction of the event.

The stage was inaugurated with the ‘Epic of Gilgamesh’ which is believed to be the earliest poem identified by man – found in the form of tablets belonging to pre Mesopotamian era. The classic poems like ‘Illiad’, ‘Ramayan’, ‘Rashmirathi’ and ‘The Paradise Lost’ in the form of dance drama took the audience to a nostalgic ride and made them understand that though the epics are focussed on the valour and greatness of the men– there has been an in-depth analysis of the women and their portrayal. The Choral presentation of ‘Daffodils’ , ‘Kummiyadi Penne’, Sonnet Poure Helene ( French ) and Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 18’ was creativity at its peak and added a different dimension to poetry. A debate on poetry between Coleridge and Wordsworth the driving forces behind the Romantic Era po poetry gave a brief insight into the evolution of romantic poetry and some interesting facts about these wonderful poets. The presentation of ‘Where the Mind is without Fear’ and ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ evoked the patriotic spirit of the spectators. ‘Narayaneeyam’ , Amir Khusrau’s ‘Dama Dam Mast Kalandar’ in Qawali presentation and Rumi’s Poem ‘Bittersweet’ instilled a devotional vibe in the minds of the onlookers whereas ‘Chandala Bhikshuki’, ‘Labels’ and ‘The Hill we Climb’ written to call for “unity and collaboration and togetherness” raised voice against the casteism and racism. The dance depiction of ‘Kanalpottu’ by Murukan Kattakada raised voice against dowry and patriarchy. The primary children presented ‘Shakuntalam’ with a foot tapping modern twist and their depiction of Erutan’s ‘Willow Maid’ was colourful and touching.

The Chief Guest H.E. Sheik Dr. Saeed Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan was also enthralled by the Arabic poetry rendition. Recitals of ‘Birds of Paradise’ and ‘Ya Ealamna Rafrif’ written by Sheikh Mohammed Bn Rashid brought accolades from the Chief Guest.

Poetry which is often confined to the didactic realm of pedagogy was well explored by the budding talents of Bhavanites. The cultural events under this novel theme was well enacted by the magnetic charmers of Bhavans Al Ain. The innate talents exhibited with pomp to refresh and allure the onlookers were highly applauded and the audience got enthralled by the touch of perfection which had sealed every single action on stage. The wonderful props by the Art department led by Mr. Ranjith and the backdrops the Computer department added to the vibrancy and visual appeal of the performances. After the Vote of Thanks proposed by the Cultural Captain, Liya Hameed, the Emcees, of the day-Deon Danny of Grade 7 and Zairah of Grade 5- wrapped up the cultural events by affirming their strong belief that Al Saad Indian School’s unstinting service to God and men will continue in the future as well, spreading the Bhavan’s legacy through love, service and sacrifice. The Emcees reiterated that the legacy will live on through the young Bhavanites who strive to create a prosperous planet to discover a new dawn.

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