New Delhi, August 7, 2021: Apeejay School, Saket hosted ‘Chunauti 2021’, the annual two-day inter-school Cultural Fest on 6 and 7 August 2021 through a webinar attended by an enthusiastic audience. Ms. Rashmi Malik, Director, SPICMACAY graced the occasion as the esteemed Chief Guest. She was extended a warm welcome by the School Principal, Dr. Sujeet Eric Masih. The gathering of illustrious judges, teachers, parents, and participants of various events was also welcomed by the Principal.

The inaugural ceremony of the online inter-school extravaganza commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp amidst rendition of shlokas to invoke the blessings of the Almighty. A mesmerising dance performance, Uthulu Ede Begi, depicting little Krishna’s playful nature and his mother Yashoda maa’s incessant attempts to make him sleep, enthralled the audience.

46 schools from Delhi/NCR and 3 international schools from Kuwait, Dubai, and Sharjah participated in 7 fun-filled, innovative live competitions on day one, namely - Yarn Spinner, Sustainability Timeline, Revoir History, Heading/Juggling Challenge, Tale O’ Minute, Poetic Combat, Haasya Vyang Fuhaar and 4 interesting video events namely Lokgeet, Spotlight, Milestone Change and Om Bliss on day two. The honourable Chief Guest, Ms. Rashmi Malik, highly appreciated the effort of the School in organising this virtual cultural extravaganza in these challenging times. She further motivated the students to participate in these cultural events to discover their talent, irrespective of winning and losing. The stimulating competitions were judged by eminent judges from the field of Science, Languages, Education, Music, Art, Media, and Sports.

The grand and colourful two-day mega event culminated successfully with the valedictory ceremony on August 7, 2021, which witnessed Dr. Rita Dev, a distinguished name in the field of Hindustani Classical Vocal Music from the Banaras gharana, as the esteemed Chief Guest. The winners for the various events were announced by the comperes while the Chief Guest announced the winners of Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan Trophy (UMAK) which was bagged by Venkateshwara International School, Dwarka for their splendid performance in music and dance. The overall winners of Chunauti 2021 were Apeejay School, Noida for their spectacular performance in almost all the events. The feedback & response by the participating schools and the judges were overwhelming & encouraging.