On 22 September 2017 a special assembly for Durga Puja was organised at Delhi Public School Ruby Park, Kolkata. The occasion was graced by eminent guests including Shri Subrato Bakshi,Honourable Member of Parliament, Prof B P Khandelwal, Member, Delhi Public School Society and the members of the Managing Committee.
A soulful rendition of “Rupangdehi Jayangdehi” by the school choir set the mood for the occasion.In her welcome speech, Smt.Anusree Ghose, Principal emphasised the significance of fostering the spirit of philanthropy and also outlined how the school, being true to its motto “Service Before Self”, has been trying to inculcate the same value in the students. The heart warming gesture of inviting the residents of old age home Nabanir to be a part of the celebration aptly illustrates the point.
The motely of presentations included a wide variety of skits and dance performances.Respect for women and acknowledgement of their strength was the central theme of the English play on “women empowerment”.The act in Hindi showcased the various facets of womanhood emphasising the multiplicity of roles they slip into and perform effortlessly.The Bengali skit “NaboRupey Durga” highlighted the Nine distinct forms of Devi Durga focusing primarily on the concept of “shakti” and its manifestations.The fitting finale of the event came in the form of a scintillating display of classical and folk elements by the school dance troupe in their dance recital named Trishakti.
Shri Subrato Bakshi in his address richly appreciated the performances and thanked the school for ushering in the season of festivities in such a beautiful way.