The vibrant and unique folk festival ‘Bonalu’, reflecting the Telangana culture was celebrated in the school premises. The programme began with a prayer followed by a dance by the young Niveditians, who wore beautiful traditional attires. Teachers and the young participants carried exquisitely decorated mud pots on their head which contained the ‘Bonam’ and offered it to goddess ‘Yellamma’ as a thanks giving. This helped the students to appreciate the finer nuances associated with this colourful festival.
A world bereft of colours would be lifeless and monotonous. Taking a cue from Nature’s best i.e The Rainbow, students of LKG, added a new dimension to the beautiful crescent of colours. Their presentation, radiating with their innocence and inner beauty so flawlessly projected as each participant appeared to be one with nature. The concept of the rainbow formation was easily understood by the little Niveditans.
Students enjoyed a sojourn in a ‘park’ thoughtfully created for tiny tots to enjoy the play ground activities amidst a realistic green surroundings within the school premises.
An astonishing surprise greeted the students, when during their routine school hours on Tuesday 4th July, 2017, they had a visit from the Marvel super hero ‘Spiderman’. Excitement, squeals of laughter, twinkling eyes and eager outstretched hands greeted ‘Spidey’ who equally enjoyed performing in front of the young enthusiastic fans.
The students celebrated Doctors Day to pay tribute to the relentless hard work, commitment and efforts of the medical fraternity in developing a better and healthier society. Little Niveditians came dressed up as ‘Doctor Niveditians’ pertaining to various fields of specialization. The students learnt to overcome their fear of vaccinations by regarding them as no longer dreadful but as friendly, ‘good injections’. A few students along with the teachers happily visited one of the nursing homes in the neighbourhood to thank the doctors for their brilliant and compassionate work. As the saying goes –“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” the little Niveditans pledged to eat healthy and exercise regularly to keep the doctors at bay
Nursery students enjoyed the mesmerizing realms of colours through “COLOUR DAY” activity on 29th June, 2017. The tiny tots looked stunning in their colourful outfits. The day’s activity included identification of the primary colours and relating them to things found around us and in nature. It was a fun time as they sang rhymes and jingles on colours, played colour co-ordination games with balls and more. Innocent faces gleamed and reflected brightness and happiness which proved it to be a truly wonderful learning experience for the children.
Ramzan or Id-ul-Fitr, a festival upholding the spirit of humanity and love was celebrated on Friday, 23rd June 2017, to instill a sense of secularism among the students. The celebrations included a short skit showing the importance of the festival which was followed by a dance performance by the young Niveditans. It was a touching moment when the students embraced each other, wishing “Eid Mubarrak” which sowed the seeds of brotherhood in the young minds. Children enjoyed eating delicious “sheer khorma” that had been lovingly prepared and sent by enthusiastic parents adding a sweet touch to the celebrations.
The International Yoga Day was celebrated on Wednesday 21st June, 2017. This was a great opportunity to imbibe the value of discipline to lead a harmonious life. The young Niveditans got a chance to know how Yoga embodies unity of mind and body through simple asnas appropriate to their age. The programme commenced with a prayer and concluded with a brief meditation. The Principal of the school, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman, appreciated the students, teachers and encouraged them to include Yoga on a daily basis to lead a healthy, stress free life.
Accentuating the hands-on and important role of father in the family, the teachers and students celebrated Father’s Day on Friday (16th June, 2017) with a short skit. The tiny tots, easily identified and connected with the characters which emphasized the selfless caring and important affection of daddy dear towards all his children, making each one perceive themselves as the apple of his eyes. The students expressed their immense love and affection towards daddy dear with craftwork proclaiming, ”Dad! You are out of this world!” The programme concluded with the students joining in dancing merrily to popular songs, expressing their unwinding love for daddy.
The school reopened on Wednesday, 14th June 2017. The students and parents had mixed emotions, as they helped their child take the first step towards formal education. This was a major milestone for both, especially for the children as they stepped away from the rules and routines at home into an unfamiliar surrounding. A few curious minds happily entered with great excitement and joy, eager to explore and happy to show their independence but a few cried, unwilling to leave their parents hand. Nursery parents were encouraged to take their children on a stroll through The Play School campus, helping to set aside the children’s anxiety about the new environment as well as to enjoy playing with the multi-coloured child friendly safe equipments. The children in The Play School enjoyed their first day in school reciting rhymes, dancing to rhythmic beats and enjoying a game of basketball outdoors and various other games in the excellent June weather, making the first day a memorable one.