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Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat
Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme aims to enhance interaction & promote mutual understanding between people of different states/UTs through the concept of state/UT pairing. The states carry out activities to promote a sustained and structured cultural connect in the areas of language learning, culture, traditions & music, tourism & cuisine, sports and sharing of best practices, etc.
Jharkhand has been paired with Goa under the Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat programme.
To celebrate the rich culture and traditions of Goa and Jharkhand, Sapphire International School conducted a special programme on the 2nd of July, 2022, commencing with the introduction to Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat (EBSB) by the Cultural Captain, Turanya Singh.
The Tiny Tots of Happy Feet, through their dance performance presented the different festivals celebrated in Goa, followed by a role play by Grade 10 students which showcased the story of the liberation of Goa, from the clutches of the Portuguese colonial rule, in 1961
Students of Grade 9, through their beautiful pictorial presentation educated the audience about the various symbols of Goa, while the students of Grade 6-7, enthralled them with their energetic folk dance performance. The students of Grade 6-7 collaborated for an informative skit in Konkani and English, while the students of Grade 5-7 joined forces to perform a Nukkad Natak.
The Guest of honour, Prof. Madhukar, roving journalist lauded the concept of Ek Bharat Shreshtha, averring that if we all came together in letter and spirit, our country could reach the commanding heights.
The little ones from Grade 2-3 stole the hearts of one and all, through a colourful fashion parade, showcasing the apparel of the past and contemporary Goa. This was followed by an energetic and melodious Konkani song by the school choir.
The various lip smacking cuisines of Goa were presented by the students of Grade 8 with the help of pictures, followed by an eye catching Dekhni dance.
Students of Grade 6-7 highlighted the various popular tourist destinations of Goa.
To gauge the knowledge of the audience, Sanskriti and Felix conducted a Quiz on Goa.
In his address, the Principal said that staging such events on such a spectacular scale, while also taking care of academics, was proof that at SIS, we go beyond academics and attempt to provide holistic education. He also profusely thanked the parents/guardians who turned up in overwhelming numbers to encourage and applaud the participants.
The enactment of the sights, sounds and smells of the Annual Carnival brought the audience to their feet.The programme concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by the Cultural Captain, Turanya Singh.