It’s a new dawn that’s brought us here together,
It’s this new dawn, that’ll make us friends forever
Darkness has vanished, look ahead look high,
It’s a new day, look at the Aravali sky…
The words of the Udeesha song reverberated in the air as the Art Fest was launched at Pathways World School, Aravali on 25th November through a short yet meaningful inaugural assembly.
The Inauguration was well attended by the participating schools and graced by the Chairman, Mr Pramod Jain, Dr. Kiran Datar – School Advisor and Member of the Executive Committee, several members of the Governing Board and representatives of our two sister schools in Gurgaon and Noida.
With 9 schools participating, the Udeesha events explored a range of art forms—music, dance, theatre, elocution, debating, fine art, design and technology, photography and IT. Math, usually frowned upon by the art world, proved to be more than fun during Spectramind, a math-based quiz. Not to be left behind, every “subject” in the syllabus featured in the D’Quiz. Non participants had literally a field day playing a range of games with the inter class tug-of-war being the afternoons highlight.
Finally, making the most of the verdant Aravali forests that surround the campus, a large group of adventurous hikers set off on the morning of the 27th of November on a Bird Trail.
Displaying the spirit of sportsmanship, PWS—Aravali students participated in all events, but did not compete for the awards.
The grand finale on the second day included a series of performances by several participating schools — a Hindustani ensemble, rock bands, beautifully choreographed dances, and the final spectacle, I, Van Gogh, a play based on the life of Vincent Van Gogh, written and directed by Renjith Janardhan. The Art Department was infused with the spirit of the celebrated artist and created the splendour of the man and his art through a spectacular set which left everyone awe-struck. Udeesha brought out the best in everybody by way of talent and enthusiasm.
In putting together this festival, students, faculty members, senior management and support staff worked with a great spirit of camaraderie and togetherness adding completely new dimensions to the life at Pathways Aravali – our personal ode to humanity.
Article By: Ms. Ruby Kumar
Principal, Pathways World School, Aravali