By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th May:- Dikshant International & Global Schools’ first major event of the new academic session, the Inter House Drama , Music and Folk Dance Competition was organized successfully at Yavanika Open Air Theatre. The Chief Guests were Sanjeev Kumar Bajaj , Circle Head, PNB and Amar Kaushik , a noted director whose short film ‘Aaba’ has recently won several prestigious national and international awards .The film won the best short fiction film at the 64th National Film Awards, Best Screenplay at the 7th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival and ‘Best short film’ at prestigious international film festivals including New York Indian Film Festival, Berlinale, IIFLA,LA and Aspen Shortfest. ‘Aaba’ was screened at the venue for the first time in India. The film has been produced by the Chairman of Dikshant Group of Schools, Mitul Dikshit.
Meanwhile the Dance & Drama competition was judged by eminent theatre actor Parvesh Sethi and senior journalist Shayeda Bano. Students of Dikshant International School (DIS) displayed their talent in an intense competition between the four houses. The singing competition comprised renditions of iconic songs by artists ranging from John Denver to Cliff Richard. The plays enacted were The Dear Departed by Stanley Houghton, Heavenly Express by Sharon Kay Chatwell, Debit and Credit by August Strindberg, and The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde. The folk dances reflected the rich legacy of culture across India. Manipuri, Kashmiri, South Indian and Lavani dance performances were imbued with grace. Interspersed in between were; heart winning performances by students of Dikshant Global School (DGS).
Sanjeev Kumar Bajaj addressed the audience at the end and appreciated the students’ effort in putting up the show; Amar Kaushik said that it was a pleasure to behold such spectacular performances.