Apeejay School, Pitampura celebrated the Valedictory Ceremony of Smt. Rajeshwari Paul Annual Music Fest ‘VIBHUTI 2020’ with a webinar on 28th October from 10 am to noon. Vibhuti 2020 was a three-day online potpourri of inter-school competitions, celebrating and promoting artistic expression among the students. The highlight of the webinar was the introductory session of ‘In Conversation’ series, an intimate and enriching tete a tete with Padmashri Kathak Guru Dr Shovana Narayan.
The fest received overwhelming online response with 22 leading schools of the city, sending in their video entries for the competitions, each giving tough competition to one another with excellent performances. The judges, with their rich experience ,went through all the entries with the School’s Arts faculty and shared their appreciation for the imagination, creativity & talent of the participants and lauded the efforts of the school in providing a platform to the students to channelize their artistic and aesthetic sensibility. The Rolling Trophy was won by the host school but as a good host presented it to the next school in line, Apeejay School, Nerul, Navi Mumbai. Each winner received an E-certificate and the best entries were screened for the virtual audience.
Vibhuti 2020 is an annual feature of the School in memory of Smt. Rajeshwari Paul, wife of its Founder Chairman, Dr Stya Paul and mother of Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia, President, Apeejay Education Society, reflecting the cultural ethos of the organization.
The event started with the gracious danseuse Dr Shovana Narayan in conversation with the School Principal, Mrs Veena Goel, followed by Mrs Manju Varma, Head of Performing Arts and a Kathak dancer herself. Students of Class XII - Anmol Mago and Mehul Chhabra were elated at the opportunity of asking a few questions from the much admired and acclaimed dance exponent. The online Q&A slot was full of questions from the students and parents. She patiently answered each question and enthralled all with her graceful movements and gestures.
The Valedictory Ceremony was streamed live on Facebook to reach a wider audience as Apeejay School, Pitampura, believes that “Joy is contagious and must be share with all”.