Over 600 boys and girls are participating in this year’s Republic Day Celebrations with three cultural items from Directorate of Education, Govt. of Delhi and another from South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur.
162 students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pitampura, Delhi will perform a dance based on the national tri-colour with the theme ‘Tiranga Sakshi Hai’. Their performance will express immense pleasure and enthusiasm and convey how our national flag has been a witness to the glorious tales of our freedom fighters, formation of Indian democracy, the endless affection of Indians, women empowerment, and such countless achievements. While affirming the respect and affection of the citizens, for the national flag, they express their faith that India will re-emerge as a world leader with the power of knowledge.
Another 150 students of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Chirag Delhi will render a song and dance performance paying tribute to the youth of our country who have taken up the cause of leading the country to the path of success and development. The young participants inspire our countrymen to dedicate this youth power for the service of the nation and uplift the suppressed, thereby leading to the path of progress and making the nation’s mark on the global platform. The song touches the innermost chords of hearts, evokes the spirit of patriotism and inspires the youth to take our country to new heights of development. The map formation during the dance performance denotes India’s unique feature – ‘Unity in Diversity’.
165 students drawn from South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur will perform the ‘Saila Karma’ dance popular in Madhya Pradesh, which starts with the worship of Sun God. Saila is the popular dance of the Gond Tribe of Dindori District in Madhya Pradesh. The villagers of Gond tribe perform this dance on joyous harvesting occasion. They wear colourful dresses, also decorate their cattle, and dance in great passion and enthusiasm. Some of the dancers disguise as scarecrow, which is a useful element to protect the crops from wild invaders. Saila, being performed accompanying the major rural instruments like Mandal, Timki, Flute and with the melodies of folk songs, with its colourful-decorated costumes, turns into a centre of attraction.
150 school students from Mount Abu Public School, Sector-5, Rohini, Delhi will give a dance performance primarily based on Assam Nritya Shaili. These dynamic and charismatic students of Mount Abu Public School present a mesmerizing and vibrant performance that is based on famous Assamese Dance Style ‘Sattriya’. Through this dance performance, they honour the Supreme Power that instils positivity and vitality in our life. Following the rhythm of Takori, the children will create a holy environment to evoke the senses and allow everyone to realize the omnipresence of the Almighty and celebrate the unique creation of God.
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