Enthralling Hindi Divas Celebrations at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan

Natasha Fernandes IIK Young Reporter
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Natasha Fernandes
View full profile

On 10th January 2017, Indian Educational School celebrated one of its most colorful and delightful programs “Hindi Divas” also known as Hindi Day. This day is celebrated to honor and propagate the Hindi language.

The program started with the entrance of the Chief guests who were Ms. Maimuna Ali Chowgule and Mr. Devesh Sharma who are well versed in the language of Hindi. They were escorted by the Principal of IES, Mr. T Premkumar and the Principal of SIS, Mr. Mahesh Iyer and Vice Principals of IES, Mr. Suresh Balakrishnan and Ms. Lalitha Premkumar. The enthusiastic emcees of this program were Zainab and Asma of class 10 and 11 and class 8 and 9 were the audience of this program.

We started with the Kuwait National Anthem, the recitation of the Holy Quran and the prayer song sung by our school choir. The program started with the blessings of Lord Saraswati as we had the lighting of the lamp done by the Chief guests, Principals and Vice Principals. To invoke the blessings of God, the program had started with the invocation dance performed by Devinandana and Harichandana, which was a very colorful performance.

The emcees had called upon Ms. Swarna who is the HOD of Hindi in IES to the stage to give the welcome speech. This really gave us an insight into why we celebrate Hindi Divas. After this there was a poem recited by Ujvala on “Having respect for Hindi is like having respect for our country India”. It was a mind enlightening poem.

This sequence of events had eventually led to the poetry recitation competition for class 3. The time limit was 3 min and the contestants could choose any poem with a moral value. It was indeed wonderful as each contestant had a lot of confidence and each of them had really conveyed what they were trying to say to the audience.

This is followed by storytelling done by a student of class 1 and class 2. The audience was awestruck with how well they had done this task even though they are very young. Each story had conveyed a different moral value. There was also a solo dance by Hanisha Shevtani, which really showcased her talent in dance.

Following this we had the poetry recitation for class 4 next. Even though the children taking part for this competition were nervous, they were fearless on stage. They had only 3 min but they showcased all their talents in those few minutes. Every contestant was filled with a lot of energy and enthusiasm as it could be seen in the way they all recited their poems.

Next, we had another round of storytelling. This time the students of class 3 and 4 were presenting the stories. This was again a very enlightening session it also brought back nostalgia as it reminded everyone of their own childhood stories.

We had now come to the peak of the program or more like the icing to the cake. We had 4 schools in Kuwait competing in the Nukkad Natak competition which is also known as the street play. The theme for this year was “note kai liya vote” which translates to bribing of voters for a vote in the elections. This was a really colorful event, full of joy and energy.

To soothe everyone’s ears we had a song sung by Jis which was followed by a fusion dance performed by the students of Grade 8. The dance was really colorful and amazing, it was a splash of color in one’s eyes.

Coming to the end of the show we had the results announced by Ms. Sundari and the prizes were given by the Chief Guests and Principals. For the recitation for class 3 we had Priyal A. Shah from Carmel school who bagged the first place, second was Mariyam Y. Chorghay from ICSK Amman and third prize by Anantha Krishnan Sairam.

For the recitation of class 4 the first place was given to Nakshatra Neeraja of IES, Second place to Ankur Upadhyay of ICSK Amman and third position by Keerath Kaur Sethi of Carmel school. For the Nukkad natak competition DPS had secured the first place, second was bagged by Salmiya Indian Model School and there was a tie between Learners Own Academy and IES in the third position.

After this Prize Distribution ceremony, the Emcee had called upon one chief guest at a time to give a few words. Following this we had the memento distribution to the chief guests. Then a wonderful speech was given by both Mr. Mahesh Iyer(Principal of SIS) and Mr. Premkumar( Principal of IES) about how excellently the competitors had done.

Towards the end of the program we had the Vote of Thanks given by Ms. Vijaya and wrapping up all the events we had the Indian National anthem.

Celebrating Hindi Divas, is a symbol of Indian Unity and really reflects our culture. I feel it will motivate youngsters to have a positive perception for Hindi.

Disclaimer:Statements and opinions expressed in the article are those of the authors and written by them; the author is solely responsible for the content in this article. IndiansinKuwait.com does not hold any responsibility for them.

Express your comment on this article

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017

Kudos to Mr. Premkunar and his brilliant team. Only a thinking principal can create leaders out of the students and teachers in his/her school. A good school will be perpetually bubbling with productive and innovative activities.

Murali Manohar Annadatha
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017

I am glad, that IES is keeping the tradition of organizing Hindi Day, year after year, by encouraging students, to actively showcase their talents.

IES, have always been in forefront, in bringing up such talents.

Proud to be an Indian
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017

Congrats Bhavans Kuwait for hosting the World Hindi Day. Your school is the ONLY one of its kind that is in Kuwait that awakens the children periodically with such important celebrations. India is a rich country with its traditions and being in Indians in foreign land we seldom respect the Hindi language and Sanskritam. Both these are taught in Bhavans with great devotion and pranam teachers and the leader of the school who guides his team. The judges were awed by the standard of Nukad Natakak and recitation skill of kids. Sadly many schools abstained as can be seen from the report. Well done Bhavans and I am proud to be with you always till I am in Kuwait


Submit your comments...
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are strictly personal and IndiansinKuwait.com does not hold any responsibility on them. We shall endeavour to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libellous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.

India - Global host of 2018 World Environment Day

India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day which is taking place on June 5, 2018. The t


Students should proactively indulge in co-curricular activities - Raghavi Vishwanath an alumni of FAIPS Kuwait

When youngsters reach a pinnacle it is always a pleasure to learn more about their lives and how th


A thought for Ramadan

Sunday, the 13th of May, 2018 Festival greetings, Happy Sunday greetings Mother’s Day greetings


Kuwait Cricket - A Sense of accomplishment: Herschelle Gibbs

In the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifiers ‘A’ , the Kuwait's national crick


Raindrops - Usual and Unusual Stories of love by Dr. Navniit Gandhi

Dear Readers, Dr Navniit Gandhi has penned a collection of 19 true, usual and a little unusu


Love is in air when he sings, Shahbaz Aman

What could be the appropriate adjective to describe this man; singer; composer; or an unusual embod


Don’t Want a Day… Want a Deal!

I am a Woman and like me, there are countless other women out there who do not want Days to commemo


My heart, my soul and all my sincerity is for this country – Ajiaz Ahmad Sarfaraz

“By serving this great country for more than three decades, I feel that the word ‘great’ fully appl


Teamwork Makes The Dream Work! – Nomaan Sidiq Budroo, Captain of Kuwait U-19 Cricket Team

Kuwait Cricket’s National U 19 team returned home after their best ever performance in the ICC U 19


A Walk in the Garden…

Our garden in Salmiya is an exciting learning-place… Every walk in it, teaches something every time


True sense of Indian luxury at Asha’s Restaurant

Who doesn’t like a luxurious dine out once in a while with families and friends? What if it is coup


Zafran Indian Bistro with innovative Indian Cuisines

Indian Cuisines are packed with interesting ingredients and enticing aromas that make it super deli


New Menu at Zafran Puts Contemporary Spin on the Traditional

Fans of Zafran can rejoice as the popular Indian bistro launches a new menu this week. The front


A nostalgic and delicious train journey in Kuwait at Kerala Express Restaurant

A train journey during our annual vacation in India is definitely a nostalgic experience for many o


22 Yards Cricket Academy Summer Camp For Cricket Coaching

22 Yards Cricket Academy, a professionally run Cricket coaching center having its 16th year of succ


KCWA organized ‘Play on Indoor Sports’

Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA), for the first time organized an Indoor “Play on Sports” e


Don Bosco Oratory (DBO) Beat Kuwait Independents Hockey (KIH) 1/0 in The First 2018 DBO Hockey Tourunament

Kuwait, Ahmadi – 12 May 2018, in what would one say “breathless showpiece” DBO and KIH. It was anot


Kuwait Cricket set to host ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifier ‘A’

Whilst this is not the first International tournament to be hosted in Kuwait, this particular editi


Himanta Biswa Sarma elected BAI President

Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Tuesday unanimously elected the Badm