We, the Principal, Staff and Students at Vidya Vidya Vikas Academy wish you all a very happy and joyous DIWALI.
Our school decided, to celebrate this Day with grandparents of our students, from classes 1 to 4. The Principal Dr. Alan Rodrigues, send out special invites, inviting the paternal and maternal grandparents, of these students. The grandparents were overjoyed and gave an overwhelming response. Hence we celebrated, this special day for two consecutive days – October 10th and 11th.
That evening the grandparents were welcomed by our Principal, refreshments like tea and snacks were also served. The most emotional moment was to see, the grandchildren presenting, handmade cards and flowers. The grandchildren were happy to compere the acts in the show. It began with a prayer song, later the entertainment programme like skit, dance, poems, mando, golden oldies in English, Portuguese and Konkani were performed. Some students shared their memorable moments. Some spot games were conducted and prizes were awarded.
Our students learnt to have, genuine desire to respect and be compassionate towards their grandparents and all Elder’s. Tr. Betsy co-ordinated the programme.
The Participants enjoyed all the activities conducted and actively took part in them. Tr. Joemila was the co-ordinator.
The highlight was the burning of the effigy of ‘Ravana’ to show that good always wins over the evil. Tr. Catrin and Tr. Suela of the Pre-Primary co-ordinated the special assembly.
We at Vidya Vikas Academy wish you all a very Happy Dussehra!
The celebrations began with a prayer for the Senior Citizens, said by Mr. Kurade. The senior citizens also viewed a display of old artifacts and photographs of people, particularly of Margao.
The Senior Citizens presented a folk dance and a song – a lively performance which was appreciated by the children and the audience present.
The children along with the Senior Citizens played some games which facilitated a greater understanding and co-operation between the two age groups besides being a lot of fun. The children then performed a dance trained by Tr. Reshma; while children of Class 6 and 7 from the Choral Group presented a melodious rendition of old popular songs in Konkani, English and Portuguese. The students were trained by Mrs. Archana Dias and accompanied on the guitar by Mr. Neil D’Cruz.
The children and the Senior Citizens then joined hands together in a circle as they sang together ‘You will never grow old”.
The Senior Citizens were over whelmed with emotion and were very appreciative of the efforts of the Principal, Dr. Alan Rodrigues, Staff and Students of Vidya Vikas Academy, Mrs. Grace Kare and Dr. Celso Fernandes of Lions Club. They also hoped for many more such opportunities to interact with the students. Mrs. Velia De Souza and Mrs. Archana Verma assisted with arrangements for the programme.
Graham Alphonsus won the first place in the Elocution Event - "Friends, Romans, Countrymen" on the topic on the topic "Blake as a poet." Daniel Ferreira Alvares won second place in the Soliloquy event with his rendition of Jacques' Seven Stages of Man from As You Like It. Sagorika Mazumdar recited Wordsworth's "Daffodils' (The Bard). In "Steal -A - Scene from Shakespeare", our students performed an abridged version of Act I from As You Like It.
Oliver De Mello (10A), Naitik Jain (9A), Sagorika Mazumdar (9A), Kinjal Vernekar (9A), Jude Sales (9A), Karthika Pai Vernekar (9 B), Daniel Ferreira Alvares (8B) and Tarun Mascarenhas(8A) performed their roles enthusiastically. Teacher Pamela Torcato trianed and accompanied the students. Appreciate Karen Pereira and Savia Gonsalves for their assistance.