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- Published 20.01.12
|A young visitor at a flower show organised by the Agri-Horticultural Society of India on Alipore Road on January 8. Picture by Amit Datta|
St Xavier’s, Panihati, organised a Xavi carnival in mid-December. The event started with the institution’s annual sports on December 18 and 19. On December 18, the junior school sports was held, at which the guests included state sports minister Madan Mitra and footballer Alvito D’Cunha. The next day, the seniors took the grounds.
On December 21, the school organised a cultural programme — The Winter Wonder. It saw performances by the toddlers, who enacted various rhymes, to a Nativity play staged by the older students. The following day, the children plunged into the world of Sukumar and Satyajit Ray by reciting some nonsense rhymes and staging skits.
The guests included artistes like Anup Ghosal, Paran Bandyopadhyay, Kushal Chakraborty and Madhabi Mukhopadhyay. They spoke about Satyajit Ray’s films and their relevance in today’s world.
There was a cultural event again on December 23. The evening ended with a magic show by P.C. Sorcar (Jr).
Day of the elders
Mongrace Montessori House celebrated Grandparents’ Day last month. Children sang, danced and decorated the display board with handcraft on the occasion. Many grandparents became emotional as the young ones sang, Grandpa, grandma, I love you. The audience included former Chief Justice Shyamal Sen, sheriff of Calcutta Indrajit Roy and tennis player Naresh Kumar.
Jodhpur Park Boys’ School celebrated its golden jubilee for three days on January 5. A cultural programme organised on the occasion included performances by singers Indrani Sen and Anindya Bose and elocutionist Bratati Bandyopadhyay.
On Day I, the celebrations started with a marchpast by the Calcutta police band. The cultural programme took off with a Bharatanatyam performance by the school's inhouse teacher, Shankar Kumar Bain. The evening came to an end with Indrani Sen stealing the show. On Day II, Jodhpur Park Society presented folk songs and Rabindrasangeet.
The final day saw Bratati Bandyopadhyay mesmerising the audience with poems of Tagore, Nazrul, Sukumar Ray and many more.
Magician P.C. Sorcar (Jr) unveiled a memorial built to commemorate the occasion and gave away the prizes.