To mark the 125th birth anniversary of its founder father Dr. K. M. Munshi and 75 years of Bhavan’s birth, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Mehta Vidyalaya organised Munshi Memorial Cultural Fest 2013 on the 25th and 26th April 2013.
The two day mega event included various competitions like Speeches in Historia, Mind Quest & Fancy Dress besides customary recitation and painting competition held every year. There was enthusiastic participation from students of around 21 schools of Delhi.
The contests were presided over and judged by a panel of esteemed judges.
On the opening day of the gala event on 25th April, the esteemed judges were warmly welcomed in the traditional Indian style. The event had an auspicious start with offering of floral tribute before the bust of Dr K.M. Munshi, lighting of the conventional lamp by the Principal, Vice Principal, Headmistress and the judges.
The students participated with vigour and single minded effort. The prize distribution ceremony was graced by Km Surrender Saini, Chairperson Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and chief guest for the occasion. Other eminent guests present were Smt Devika Kumar, Registrar, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Shri U Kaushik, Manager, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Extending a warm welcome to the guests, accompanying teachers and participating students the Principal Dr.(Mrs.) Anju Tandon said that the spate of various contests had been organised keeping in mind the special significance of the twin events of 125 years of Dr K.M. Munshi’s birth anniversary and Bhavan’s 75 years.
Km. Surrender Saini said that being a part of the Bhavan she deemed it her responsibility to welcome the guests and gathering of students and teachers.
She expressed her pleasure and praise at the whole hearted efforts made by the students and their teachers to do their best. She spoke of the importance of keenly contesting in such events and winning trophies which are a great source of encouragement and motivation.
Recalling various anecdotes from her childhood days she shared valuable lessons of learning with the students. She expressed gratitude to all those who had toiled hard to organise the cultural fest.
A life sketch of Dr. K.M. Munshi was read out by two students of class IX (Sarthak Choudhury and Bhavika). A slide show prepared by the students on the two day event was presented.
While everyone eagerly awaited with bated breath for the announcement of the names of the prize winners, their endeavour to strive to do their best had opened up a new dimension in their lives.
The students of BVB did their school proud by winning the overall trophy for best performance in the cultural fest, but in keeping with the tradition of the school, the trophy was handed over to the next winners, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan. Bal Bharti School, Brij Vihar won the runners up trophy.
In the Lilawati Munshi Memorial painting competition, BVB was again declared the winner. As is customary for the host school not to keep the winning trophy, it was handed over to the next winner, Gyan Bharti School, Saket. The runners up trophy was bagged by Apeejay School, Noida. The gala event came to a close with the vote of thanks proposed by the Vice Principal, Mrs Vibha Kohli and the rendition of the national anthem.