John Martyn Memorial School celebrates 29th Founders’ Day



John Martyn Memorial School celebrates 29th Founders’ Day

John Martyn Memorial Trust school,  a primary school for the under-privileged village children, celebrated their 29th Founders’ Day today. “We are very fortunate that 28years ago someone could foresee the need for a quality school in this village”, said Ms. Savitri Narayanan, Principal as she welcomed the guests.

Founder Trustee Mr. Gulab Ramchandani , Trustee Mr.Shomie Das and  the Doon School’s Headmaster Mr. Peter McLauclin lighted the ceremonial lamp to mark the celebrations.

The children welcomed the audience with  Swagatham . Kunal and Neelam gave the highlights of the year in the school report. Nanda Raj Jat Yatra by Classes III, IV and V,  woven around  the Himalay mahakumbh event highlighted  the  traditions of Garhwal and Kumaon. Tiny tots of Nursery and KG delighted the audience by Gudia ki shaadi  and Wakka wakka dance.  The lively presentation  I love my India  was by Classes I and II. Tablavaadan  by children under the guidance of Mr. Deepak Bhardwaj was remarkable. The village community was impressed by the play Panchayati raaj.  The cultural programme concluded with Mangalstuti .

Ms. Shefali Chopra Gandhi,  a theatre artist who spared time to conceive and direct the event,  said, “Every child deserves an opportunity, so I created a role for each student”.  “It gives me joy  to help these village children with the classic music and dance forms of India”, said Ms. Krishna Ghosh who directed the songs and dances. “It gives me great joy to teach  Tabla to these children”, said Mr. Deepak Bhardwaj, “It is our duty to pass on our skills”.

“We are thankful to all the donors, and well-wishers for your support” said  Co-ordinator Manmohan Kaur in her vote of thanks.


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