The programme was inaugurated by DPS Director and Principal Dr. Hemlata S. Mohan with a big pomp and show at both primary and senior wings, where young talents exhibited their mettle in solo and group Tabla besides group songs based on Raagas which won hearts of hundreds.
It’s worth mentioning here that DPS organises Cultural Week Programme every year and all the students of the school are members of either of six houses – Ganga, Jamuna, Ravi, Chenab, Sutlej and Jhelum and every house participate in the cultural week programme in various categories including classical music— vocal, various forms of dances, group songs and others.
“Today only three events took place—solo Tabla, group Tabla and group songs which was presented by all 6 houses. In the Senior Wing, in the solo Tabla performance based on ‘Rupak Taal Theme’, Kapil Kumar of Sutlej House got the first position followed by Harsh of Jamuna House while Shiven Sinha of Ganga House got the third position,” school authority informed.
In the Group Song competition based on Raagas and the theme being “Seasonal Songs”, Jamuna House was declared the Champion while Raavi House was declared the First Runners-up and Jhelum House stood third.
In the Primary Wing Group Tabla Competition Chenab House got the first position, Sutlej House stood second while Raavi and Jhelum House grabbed the third position jointly.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Mohan, who in her address after the programme lauded the performances of the students along with teachers and house wardens. She suggested that there is always room for improvement and hence such steps should be taken to improve the quality of performance which could be par excellence and more mesmerising.
Guest Judge Pandit Chetan Joshi said that music and academics are interwoven to when it comes to their academic benefits. For Instance, a child who practices Tabla tends to possess beautiful handwriting and also cultivates analytical skills.