Each year The Orchid School brings in the annual celebration of Founder’s Day with the objective of getting students familiar with cultural traditions, and showcasing innovation in ideas and talent. During these days, students are exposed to various genres of art that add value to culture, honor wisdom and help make connections with real life. As art reflects society, TOS is continually engaged in working with change and the future.
This year, as tradition goes, we opened the celebrations on the 5th of August with our Youngistaani Conclave – ‘ideas worth sharing’, where select students got to present a workable/ sustainable idea, with notable stalwarts in the area of innovation. Mr. Narayan Peesapaty of Bakey’s Edible Cutlery delivered the opening keynote for this event. The evening opened with Neeraj Arya’s, Kabir Cafe, bringing alive poetic works of Kabir infused with rock, pop, reggae and fusion.
The 6th of August staged our in house talent with students performing on the theme – ‘Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha’ – an amalgamation of performing arts and the idea of living a holistic life with a healthy body, mind and soul by activating the 7 chakras.
The 7th of August, marked the conclusion of the celebrations with the Sheejith Krishna led performance of ‘Don Quixote’ – by Sahrdaya Foundation. This music-dance-theatre ballet, is an adaptation of Miguel Cervantes’s early 17th century classic novel. As a pioneer of classical arts from the world renowned institute of Kalakshetra Foundation, Sheejith is well known for transforming global audiences across barriers of culture and geography and his troupe’s performance did complete justice to this fame. Parents and students alike were spellbound with this form of ballet-theatre, and Don Quixote will remain in our hearts forever.