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Unity in diversity on annual day stage

- Celebrations at Montfort Montessori

Students enthralled the audience with their colourful performances during the annual day celebrations at Montfort Montessori Home on Sunday.

Several events were lined up to add hues to the otherwise foggy day. Dressed in bright attires, the little ones of the home — the Montessori wing of Loyola High School — grabbed eyeballs of one and all.

“Incredible India”, one of the events, was performed by Montessori-II students. Based on A.R. Rahman’s number, “Vande Mataram”, and directed by teacher Ranjana Mukherji with assistance from her colleague Michael, it showcased six states and their unity in diversity. On one hand, kids with turbans were seen dancing with Bihar lookalikes while on the other, Bihar was seen sharing the stage with Bengal. In the end, students Sahil Kumar, Lavya Sinha, Ved Bhattacharya, Adarsh Raj, Aaron Mukul, Melvin and Amogh Ameye emerged as the saptmoorti of Bihar. While this item was being concluded, Pal Anjesh of the same class came and handed over the Indian flag to them amid applaud from teachers and guardians.

Sunday’s event was inaugurated by chief guest Central Administrative Tribunal Patna bench judicial member Bidisha Banerjee, school principal Brother Felix and Montfort Literacy Centre director Brother Anton. Principal of the Montessori wing, Brother Thomas John, welcomed the guests. Brother John said: “We need the cooperation of parents so that we can help the children grow up in the best possible manner.”

Banerjee congratulated the management and teachers for organising such a “beautiful” show. She said: “It is difficult to make children perform and that too in such a disciplined manner. Parents should recognise the talents of their children and encourage them to pursue the same. Nowadays, both parents are working and the only thing the child wants from them is quality time.”

“A Glimpse of Indian Cinema” was another attraction performed by the Montessori-II students. The item, which witnessed several popular numbers right from the 1940s to the ’80s, was directed by teachers Manisha Martin and Teresa who were assisted by Michael. It started with Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon and concluded with Ham Kale Hain to Kya Hua.

The event was anchored by Shweta Jaiswal and Ranjana Mukherji.

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