“Let us remember the Golden heritage of our state and feel proud to be a part of Karnataka”
This is a thought that rings aloud in the heart of every Kannadiga on November 1, a day specially allocated to celebrate the formation of a separate state, which unified the Kannada language speaking regions of South India.
At NPS Whitefield, the day was observed by the students of Classes 5 - 10, with much fervor and joy. The foyer was decked brightly with the typical colors of the day, representing the Kannada flag. The speeches were delivered with aplomb and superb clarity of diction in both English and Kannada. The event which stole the show was the Dance drama. Students narrated the birth story of Hoysala through dance form. This was followed by a fancy dress. Students of Classes 2 to 7 dressed up as famous personality of Karnataka and spoke about their contributions to Karnataka state.
Class 5 students sang Kannada song - The rendering of the Kannada songs, was so melodious and divine that it felt genuinely like the language of the Gods. Grade 6 students performed Kolata, Kolata is the traditional folk dance of the state of Karnataka and students performed showcasing the vibrancy of stick dance, bending, swaying, and jumping was all together.
A ‘Flash Mob’ was performed by all the participants for the song Baarisu Kannada Dindimava eloquently by our enthusiastic students. Students decked in colorful attires, carried forward the Flash mob flawlessly. Whole program showcased the vibrancy of the Kannadigas and was well orchestrated right to a culmination with the State Anthem being sung by the students and teachers. In these times when we are attempting to show our concern for each other, culture and traditions prove to be the bedrock against which one can lean, and find some semblance of community and oneness.