Indradhanush, the inter-school fest for the students of classes I to V hosted by Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, stands for the spirit of creativity, confidence and continuity.

 One of the oldest civilizations in the world, India is a mosaic of multicultural experiences. With a rich heritage and myriad cultural backgrounds to its credit, our nation has achieved all-round progress during the last 75 years of its independence. In these 75 years, India’s growth story has been impressive, from agricultural production to nuclear and space technology, from affordable health care to world-class educational institutions.

While the world is bouncing back to the normal, Lakshmipat Singhania Academy once again brought together schools across India under the ‘cloud platform’ on Friday, 5th August 2022.  Lakshmipat Singhania Academy joined the country to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history, culture and achievements of its people.

Indradhanush 2022, a patriotic extravaganza, was based on the theme ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, aimed to encourage and empower the students of classes I-V to research on public policy problems in our community, create proposals for the betterment of the nation thereby instilling in them a sense of pride for the country and an increased awareness and interest in the nation’s journey and prospective growth.

It is needful to state that Indradhanush 2022, like the preceding years, aimed to be a fest with a difference. Leading schools of Kolkata, namely Abhinav Bharti High School, Mahadevi Birla World Academy, Sri Sri Academy, Sushila Birla Girls’ School, The BSS School, The Heritage School, along with the host school Lakshmipat Singhania  Academy collaborated with schools all over the country like Anand Niketan School, Ahmedabad, Delhi Public School, Bhopal, Jodhamal Public School, Jammu, Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti, Guwahati, Sunbeam School, Varanasi, Partap World School, Pathankot, Pragnya Bodhini High School, Mumbai, Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls’ Public School, Jodhpur, Rajkumar College, Raipur, The Wisdom Global School, Haridwar, Yashmay World School, Gonda, UP, Kids’ kingdom Public school, Maharashtra, to make this fest a great success.

The inauguration ceremony for the same was scheduled online at 9 am to mark the beginning of this patriotic journey of the young ones.

Ms. Meena Kak, the Director of the academy, declared the fest open at the opening ceremony. Ma’am Kak said that the budding citizens of our country can achieve success in life when they accept failures and put all their energy to achieve the goal. She further added that it is not always about winning, but learning from the experience that one gains from the participation. Her invigorating and inspiring words added to the zeal of the young enthusiasts.

The cultural programme commenced with a chorus song recital Salaam India, celebrating the spirit of Patriotism. This was followed by a dance performance, which was a fusion of three songs depicting the belief that all Indians and their compatriots share a common bond of love for their nation. This bond seems to be getting stronger generation after generation.  And then, it was time for the Chief Guest, Col. Prabir Sengupta, VSM, a distinguished Combat Infantry leader of the Indian Army, to address the gathering. He urged the students to explore our own country, India and motivated the students to be ambassadors of their motherland. He further advised the students to follow – FAD, which stands for Focus, Attitude and Discipline as they will make India proud by being the future leaders of our nation.  

This was followed by the Vote of Thanks by the Headmistress, Ms. Jayati Goswami. She extended her gratitude to all the participating schools for their enthusiastic involvement in the event. She also thanked the Chief Guest, Col. Prabir Sengupta, for gracing the occasion and motivating the forum with his inspiring words. Her kind words further gave a boost to the young audience. 

The enthusiastic endeavour of Indradhanush 20222, a pan–India fest, began with full vigour. Each school was represented by 7 participants - 1 each from classes I, II, III and 2 each from classes IV and V. All participating schools were given a topic by the host school through a lottery system at the representatives’ meeting. The topics are based on public policy problems in our community. For the presentation, the participants had to involve themselves in a research-based learning programme, wherein they had to gather information about the government policies on the topic given to them. They did research and collected information on the merits and demerits of the government policies, implementation of the policies by our government at different sectors and problems faced by the government to implement the same. Each participating team suggested achievable ways to implement alternative solutions for the policies so as to make it effective for the citizens of the country. The performances of the entire team, as a pre-recorded presentation, was played which was followed by a live interaction round with the respected judges Dibyabibha Roy, Ms. Kakoli Dey, Ms. Pushpa Dayani and Ms. Nandini Chanda. The schools were judged on the basis of creativity, clarity of speech, expressions, overall presentation and coordination. The young students impressed everyone with their spontaneous interaction with the judges.

Indradhanush 2022 provided an ideal platform for all the young participants to learn from each other.

The much-awaited results were finally declared. Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, Kolkata and Mahadevi Birla World Academy, Kolkata emerged as the winners followed by Delhi Public School, Bhopal and The Heritage School, Kolkata securing the second position and Jodhamal Public School, Jammu and Sri Sri Academy, Kolkata stood third. Gift vouchers and merit certificates were mailed to the winners by the host school. Participation certificates were also given to all participants.  Indradhanush 2022 was indeed an enriching and enlightening experience for all which truly broadened the horizons of all present at this virtual event.

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