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TV duo in school bash

Siliguri, Nov. 23: Delhi Public School will organise its annual cultural event on Sunday and Meiyang Chang of the Indian Idol fame and Dharmesh Yelande of Dance India Dance will entertain the audience

The performers will be in town for Unison III — Annual Cultural Extravaganza hosted by the school along with Surendranath Institute of Engineering and Management (SIEM). Both the institutions at Dagapur, 5km from here, are run by the Bidya Bharati Foundation.

“We have been holding annual concerts on the campus since the school was established seven years ago. For the past three years, we have been organising the fest in a grand manner. Hussain Kuwajerwala, a popular television host and actor, had performed at the first Unison in 2008. This year, we have invited singer Meiyang Chang and dancer Dharmesh Yelande to the school,” said Sharad Agarwal, the director of DPS, today.

According to Agarwal, who is also the chairperson of the SIEM, the performers were chosen on the basis of suggestions given by the students.

Chang was one of the popular participants of Indian Idol 3 and Dharmesh was among the four finalists in the second season of reality show Dance India Dance.

“We had an interaction with the students who wanted these two artistes to take part in the event as they found them to be friendly and ready to mingle with the crowd. While Dharmesh will be performing a couple of hip hop dance numbers, Chang will sing popular Bollywood songs,” said Agarwal.

According to the authorities, more than 500 students from the school and the college will perform at the event.

“In all, there will be 21 items at the show and 15 of them will be presented by students. There will be folk dances, sitar recitals, a musical drama, Shoemaker and the Elves, and a play, Mother’s Day. The students will pay tribute to Michael Jackson by singing and dancing to some of his songs,” said S.P. Das, the principal of DPS.

School band, The Celestials, will perform A.R. Rehman’s Bande Mataram.

State urban development Asok Bhattacharya will be the chief guest at the programme that will start at 4pm.

“We expect around 13,000 people, including guardians, to attend the event. We hope the event will be a hit like in the previous years,” said Agarwal.

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