By Farooq Shah
SRINAGAR- In a vibrant display of talent and creativity, Birla Open Minds International School (BOMIS), held its annual day titled “Shehjar 2023” on November 4-5 at their campus situated here in the saffron town of Pampore.
This annual extravaganza was a heartfelt tribute to the students’ holistic growth, acknowledging their achievements and nurturing their creativity and individuality.
The inaugural day titled TaarSaaz was a harmonious blend of art, music, and culture. Students, guided by their teachers, orchestrated a mesmerizing array of performances that showcased the rich diversity of India’s heritage. Traditional dances, representing the various states such as Rouf from Kashmir, Daandiya from Gujarat, Bangra from Punjab, and the graceful Ghoomar from Rajasthan, adorned the stage, bringing the audience to their feet in applause.
The melodious tunes of Mushairas and Qawwali resonated in the air, captivating everyone present. A highlight of the day was the open art exhibition, where the students’ artistic prowess shone through their masterpieces. Under the guidance of the Art Club, their creations found new homes, a testament to their talent and dedication.
Adding an entrepreneurial spirit to the festivities, students set up stalls showcasing their skills in pottery, papermachie, games, jewellery, and culinary delights. This initiative not only instilled financial literacy but also allowed them to explore entrepreneurship first-hand.
The attendance of notable figures like Mohammad Jehangir Khanday, Joint Director Education (South), ZEO Pampore, Sartaj Mir, Principal and Chairman of GD Goenka, Baramullah, Zuber Ahmad Bhat, Tehsildar Pampore, SHO Pampore, and the renowned artist Noushaad Gayoor, added a touch of prestige, elevating the event to a grand cultural spectacle.
The rising singing sensation, Babar Mudsir, graced the event with his melodious voice, leaving the audience enchanted with his captivating performance.
The following day, titled Asun Gindun, unfolded as a formal acknowledgment of sportsmanship and achievement. The students showcased their physical prowess through various programs, including martial arts, fire jump, saree drill, umbrella drill, and PT drill.
Munawar Zaman, a celebrated motivational speaker, graced the occasion with his inspiring words, hailing the school’s commitment to discipline and the grandeur of the event. His speech resonated with parents, staff, and students alike, leaving an indelible mark of motivation.
The festivities culminated in a grand prize distribution ceremony, where students were felicitated for their unwavering commitment and hard work throughout the academic year.
Instead of traditional keepsakes, the school provided unique souvenirs to the honoured guests: a beautifully adorned basket filled with fresh saffron flowers, a bottle of honey, and a small jar of dried fruits, reflecting the essence of Pampore. Additionally, each guest received a pine sapling, hailed as a commendable effort to preserve our fragile environment.
The event with its kaleidoscope of cultural performances, artistic brilliance, and athletic achievements, stood as a testament to the school’s commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals.
“BOMIS Shehjar 2023 has been a resounding success, showcasing the incredible talents and achievements of our students,” Mehnaz Rehman Khan, Principal of the school said. “Their performances in the cultural, artistic, and athletic domains were nothing short of spectacular, reflecting their dedication and hard work.”
This event, she said, is a testament to our school’s unwavering commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals.”
Ms Khan thanked everyone who made it to the event, expressing her deepest appreciation for their presence and active participation in the event.
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