The Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Programme, aims to actively enhance interaction between people of diverse cultures living in different States and UT’s in India, with the objective of promoting greater mutual understanding amongst them. To facilitate greater participation of students, various activities were organized under ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ Programme in the month of December. These activities will go a long way in developing our students as responsible citizens with deep belief in unity in diversity of the nation. The Activities were conducted Grade -wise .
To manifest the beauty of the state Sikkim, the little ones of Grade I and II were actively involved under the guidance of the craft teacher to replicate some jewellery items using paper ,which are adorned by the females in the state. The State of Sikkim and its jewellery is popular, traditional and unique. The students enjoyed participating by making some exclusive pieces of hand- made paper jewellery.
The splendor and diversity of Sikkim's art, literature, rituals, culture, songs and dances, with its lyrical appeal and richness are incomparable. Sikkim's famous mask dances are simply spectacular. Chaams are performed on ceremonial and festive occasions. The Chaams performed during the New Year ceremony expel evil from the land, while closing the old year and ushering in benevolence and good luck for the new. The dancers wear fearful dragon, animal and bird masks, dress in richly brocaded costumes. Keeping this in mind, students of Grade 3 showed their creative side by expressing their thoughts through art work. Arts and crafts activities can enhance the student’s dexterity and agility. Mask making was such one activity.
As a part of ‘Ek Bharat Sheshtha Programme’, an exciting activity for Grade 4 students was organized, which enabled them to show their creative skills in making wall hangings by using decorative material. This activity gave them a platform to get familiar with the culture and handicraft of Sikkim and come up with amazing ideas, which the students have showcased in their beautiful and impressive wall hangings.
Last but not the least, Grade 5 students indulged in Dragon drawing, a dragon is a sacred symbol in the Tibetan Buddhism signifying wealth. They learnt how to draw the dragon, under the able guidance of the art teacher and made their dragon pictures vivid and colorful by using different colors. The students were thrilled on creating Dragons in various shapes and sizes.
The students at Bhatnagar International School are always encouraged to study and understand the diversity on our country, in a small yet significant way.
The participation of the students was over-whelming!