Farmers’ issues find a voice in LITART-2015 held at Spring Dales
Excessive use of pesticides and unaddressed agrarian issues causing farmers’ stir found voices of support from students of various schools, who participated in LITART-2015, held at Spring Dale Senior School. Participants staged street plays based on farmers’ unrest and water pollution to stress the need for solutions to these and many other issues seeking redressal, under the Performing Arts segment of the event.
More than 10 schools participated in the event, which was divided into various categories including Literary events as a debate titled ‘Behaviour change is the best route to sustainability’, ‘A Journal of Twins’, which judged the visual, written and oratorical skills of the students, poem composition on ‘Sustainability’, Creative Arts involving creation of greeting cards and junk art sculpture, also aimed at stressing on the theme of ‘Sustainability’.
Muskaan Khullar and Sarthak Vasal, of Senior Study School, bagged the first prize in Debate, while Ramneet and Vanshika from Cambridge International School, were second in this event. Neha and Arshpreet Kaur, from Modern High School, won the third prize in debate. Harsimar Kaur and Tanya Sharma, from Senior Study School, were first, Sahil and Riten, from Cambridge International School, second, and Shivani and Ripan, from Police DAV School, were third in Journal of Twins.
Muskandeep Kaur, of DAV International School, Sukhmanpreet Singh, of Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary School, and Manmehak Kaur, of Senior Study II, bagged first, second and third positions, respectively, in Poem Composition. Komal Preet, of GD Goenka School, Kashish Aggarwal, of DAV International School, and Harpreet Kaur, of Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School, bagged the first, second and third prizes, respectively, in Greeting Card making competition.
Ajaydeep Singh, of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Akanksha Arora, of Senior Study School II, and Ridhant, of Cambridge International School, bagged the first, second and third positions, respectively, in Junk Art Sculpture making competition. Senior Study School II bagged the first prize in the Nukkad Natak staged on this occasion, while Modern High School and Cambridge International School, were second and third, respectively, in this category.
“The event was organized with the aim of arousing students’ interest in subjects that are considered redundant these days,” said Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School. He added that it was heartening to see students from various schools participate wholeheartedly in various events.
“The institution is committed to the cause of organizing more such events in the future to enable youth in the region to remain deeply rooted in the country’s history, culture and morality, besides encouraging them to fight for the cause of environment as well as social issues,” said Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society.
Spring Dale Senior School