by Mehtab Shinde
PUNE, AUG 21, 2017: Eight hundred and forty students from standard five to ten of Don Bosco High School, Pune participated in their first ever Bosco Kala Utsav, which is an exhibition of their talent in arts, fine-arts, languages and literature on August 18.
The institution was divided into various zones, namely the hall, the college basement and first floor. The first zone hosted the fine arts and fun games. The second zone hosted language and literature-based competitions and third zone was the arts zone.
In the first session that began at 8:15am, students from seventh and eighth standard participated in the 'minute to win it' and singing competition. Students from standard nine and ten, participated in english, marathi and hindi elocution, while students from standard five and six put their artistic skills to the test by making bookmarks, sandwiches, rakhis, 3D-greeting cards and painting t-shirts.
Groups were then rotated in three zones so that they all participated in one art competition and one fine art or language-based competition. In all, the students had 15 art competitions and 19 language, literature and fine-arts based competitions to choose from.
Thirty-two experienced professionals from various fields were invited to judge the competitions. In all 110 individual certificates and 142 certificates for group activities were awarded.
Felix Michael and Cixen Ohal from standard ten participated in Mock-Rock and received prizes for Best Drummer and Best Entertainer. "Since we have learning difficulties, it is very difficult for us to participate in any non-sport activity. This is our first prize, ours mothers will be happy to see this," they said.
Sandhya Jadhav, principal of Appasaheb Jadhav School, said, "We are invited here as judges but believe me we are feeling honoured to witness such a wonderful talent on display, everything is so well organised and each student is involved in some activity or competition."
Programme in-charge Mehtab Shinde alongside her coordinating committee consisting of Vineeta Jadhav, Victoria Dias and Shilpa Shelar spear-headed the event.