On 7th August, Vidya Devi Jindal School celebrated the 28th Jindal Art Festival to mark the 91st birth anniversary of our Founder Father Late Shri OP Jindal. The theme for this year’s celebration was ‘Kintsugi’ to applaud the inspirational journey from broken to beautiful. 27 schools were a part of this carnival of creativity competing for the coveted trophy. The students displayed their skill at Pot Designing, Bottle Decoration, Animation Movie Making, Solo Singing, Freestyle Solo Virtual Dance, Story Writing, and Narration to bring out the message of Kintsugi through art, dance, music, and literary expression. The live events were conducted on zoom on the 3rd and 4th of August while the entries for the recorded events were received on the 2nd August. These are being judged by a distinguished panel of judges and the results will be announced in a few days from now.
7th August was marked by a cultural morning and the 35th Annual Prize Giving Ceremony. The function began with paying homage to Bauji. Principal Ms Shalini Mehrotra spoke at length about Bauji educating the girls about the greatness of the visionary who excelled in business and politics and also conceptualized VDJS as a nurturing ground for strong empowered women. She exhorted the girls to take inspiration from the life of Bauji, be lifelong learners and to aim high in everything they undertake.
This was followed by a cultural programme which included mesmerizing dance and song performances ranging from Vandana, Sufi Kathak dance, energetic rendition of Hanuman Chalisa and Western solo singing. Thereafter the 35th Annual Prize Giving Ceremony was held to add to the ceremonial flavour of the day. The achievers in academics, IAYP and Round Square were felicitated for their excellence in the session 2020-21. Principal Ms Mehrotra also released Akansha, the School Magazine. This edition was special as the compendium was a compilation of the years 2019-20 and 2020-21. The program ended with everyone joining in the School song.