The Department of English of Indian School Darsait organized English Theatre Day on 21st August 2014 in the school auditorium from 7 pm to 9 pm. It was indeed a great day in the annals of the school with unprecedented programmes that attracted a huge gathering of students, parents and staff and received thunderous applause from all quarters as it left an indelible imprint on the audience.
The day’s celebration began with traditional lighting of lamp followed by prayer. Dr.Sridevi P Thashnath, the Principal extended a cordial welcome to the Chief Guest, Dr. Roy P. V, Lecturer in English, Sohar University and other dignitaries. In her address, the Principal stressed the importance of literature in imparting values, and in enlightening and entertaining young minds.
The students mesmerized the audience with their unparalleled performance. Recitations of popular poems by the students of Classes VI to VIII left the audience awe – struck. The power packed declamations by the students of Classes IX & X brought alive the eminent personalities like Martin Luther King Jr., Swami Vivekananda, MalalaYusufzai and Indira Gandhi.
The naughty Tom from “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain captivated the audience with his pranks that he would play on Aunt Polly.
The magic of Shakespearean era was recreated by the students through their portrayal of the 44 BC conspiracy against the Roman Dictator Julius Caesar. “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare, the greatest dramatist of all times took the audience to the streets of Rome and gave them an experience to cherish.
The melodious songs emanated from the joyful lips of ISD choir enthralled the audience and created an ambience of real opera.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Roy P.V, spoke in detail on the occasion about Shakespeare, his works, especially his great tragedies, their settings and characters. He was full of appreciation for the selection of the plays for the theatre day. He also commended the toil and guidance of the English department in making the English Theatre Day worth remembering. Mrs. Beena Govind, Asst. Vice – Principal (Middle Section) and Head of the Department, English, who coordinated the entire event, proposed vote of thanks and expressed her gratitude to everyone, especially the members of the Department of English, Art and Music for their strenuous efforts in making the day a grand success.