The Edu-Life Carnival
“Vision without Action…… is Just A Dream
Action without Vision……Just Passes The Time
But Vision And Action…..Can Change The World”
Celebrating Creative Temper
Curtains came down on a two day ‘The Edu-Life Carnival 2017’, the first of same kind in the city, to highlight the significance of competence and the life skills for both teachers and children to enhance and support sustainable teaching and learning. The Carnival was scheduled to hold ’Hands on workshop’, a faculty development program on 11th and 13th of November, 2017 encompassed “Battle of the Brains”, series of inter school competitions to add to the excitement of the students. The celebration and the competitions revolved around the themes of LIFE SKILLS. The children got to exhibit their talents and excellence by participating in Poster making, Musical War, Thematic Exhibition, Thematic jingle and Eloquent Orator. The rationale behind this carnival is to equip the children for a fast changing & demanding world that they will step into. There is a critical & impending need to strengthen life skills & intertwine it with our Education system today.
The Carnival was formally inaugurated by Dr. Shaibal Gupta, a noted economist, social scientist, founder member of ADRI Patna and honorable member of management committee of The Tribhuvan School in the august presence of Ms. Nita Kumar, an NCERT trained resource person, and Mrs. Mahua Das Gupta the principal of the host school. The ceremony was held with lots of zeal and zest and was commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The next to it was the welcome song by the school choir followed by a mesmerizing prayer dance performance, ‘Ganesh Vandana’ seeking the blessings of Lord Ganesha.
The principal extended a warm welcome to the dignitaries and the esteemed gathering. In her welcome address, Mrs. Dasgupta emphasized a need of developing life skills among students to cope up with challenges of modern world.
Dr. Gupta, appreciated the efforts by the school for providing opportunities to the students as well as teachers to grow up with knowledge as the society is measured not in terms of tangible assets but it is based on knowledge based assets. He then went on to say about the digital revolution, the present industrial revolution we are in, and the consensus required to think about intangible component of the knowledge comprising of life skills to make ourselves prepared to face and live the fourth industrial revolution.
Mrs. Nita Kumar said education is not about just making living; it is about making a life. She continued insisting on the need of life skills to be imbibed in children to be stress free and making their lives successful. A dire need of teachers’ training too is a very much demand in this present scenario to help the students acquire the required skills for life.
After the conclusion of the inaugural ceremony, the teachers were led to the venue meant for ‘Hands on Workshop‘.
The 1st day of The Edu Life Carnival 2017-comprised “Hands on Workshop” for faculty. Around 80 teachers from different schools like Litera Valley , Radiant International , Patna Central, International, St. Karens, Indrapuram Girls Public School, Veena Vidya Niketan and many more schools attended the Workshop to discuss strategies for effective classroom management and to motivate teachers to use creative and effective ways to deal with the students. Facilitators were motivated and showed a positive interest to adopt strategies for classroom management. The resource person, Mrs. Nita Kumar talks revolved around the need of Life Skills for worth execution of teaching- learning process. The Workshop was a truly enriching experience for the teachers as it helped them to comprehend teaching-learning process in a better way.
Day 2, November 13, 2017
On the second day, at 8:30 am registration for the series of competitions for the students was started and altogether 128 participants in three categories (category 1 – class 4&5, category 2 – class 6 to 8, category 3 – class 9&10,) from 12 reputed schools of Patna got enrolled . They were meant to compete in five different events ; Eloquent Orator, Thematic Exhibition, Thematic Jingle, Poster Making and Musical War. The competitions showed an overwhelming response with more than 150 students from different schools.
The carnival started with the thematic exhibition at 9 am. Within 30 minutes, the participants had to create and showcase their opinion artistically on the role of education and life skills. Thereafter 26 talented speakers from different schools of Patna participated in ‘Eloquent Orator’,
Amongst scintillating music and a lively crowd with zest and zeal, the enthusiastic participants (school wise) showcased their creativity and imagination based on the theme ‘education and life skills in the ’ Thematic jingle’. The scenario was brilliantly brought to life by their innovative jingles and wonderful performance on their plot. The mingling of actions and repeated soft tunes mesmerized the spectators.
‘Musical war’ was the last but the most awaited event that was organized as a part of The Edu-Life Carnival on the second day. The semi classical songs reminded us of our rich cultural heritage. It was a treat to the ears to hear the melodious voice of the talented budding singers. The participants from various schools of the city participated in it enthusiastically.
The panel of judges included some eminent names of the city: Mr. Sanjay Singh, a renowned artist, Ms. Archana Kumari, a well-known vocalist, and Mrs. Aarti Sehgal, an internationally acclaimed muralist. They together did a commendable job in judging the creations of the students which were variant but incomparable.
The best three participants from all the three categories were awarded with trophies and certificate of appreciation at the valedictory function held on 13th Nov 2017. Romi Verma of category 1 and Nityanjan Chatterjee of category 3 from Litera Valley School won the 1st Prize in the extempore competition respectively. Adeiti Kumari of International School bagged the 2nd Prize in 3rd category in the extempore competition. In poster making Sarthak Singh Sargam and Sudhanshu Shekhar of St. Karen’s High School walked away with 1st Prize in Category 2 & 3 respectively. The Tribhuvan School bagged the 1st Prize in all the three categories in the Thematic Exhibition Competition and Musical War competition. The Chief Guest of the day was Mr. Pratyaya Amrit, IAS, Principal Secretary, Dept. of Energy, govt. of Bihar. He motivated and advised the students to be eternal optimistic, to be passionate for their dreams and listen to their conscience. He not only congratulated all the proud winners of the competitions but also appreciated the management of The Tribhuvan School for organizing such a great platform to unearth hidden talents and enhance the creative temper in the students. The Vote of thanks was given by the Principal (Ms. Mahua Das Gupta)
In all, the Carnival culminated in a spirited and positive embrace.