It was a unique and admirable way of celebrating 'Teacher-Student', or rather 'Guru-Shishya' relationship.
Our dance teachers Avadhut Da, Purva Di and Radhika Di dancing to the rhythm created by Pallavi Di singing “Avgha rang ek zala”, Parag Da, Ashwini Di and Hitesh Da’s eye catching paintings on the go synchronized with the magical jugalbandi by Vikrant Da on Tabla and Ganesh Da on Djembe, made the audience give a standing ovation to the wonderful team.
As the theme was 'Guru Vandana' and students were offering their respect to their teachers, our fine arts teachers too offered their salutations to their gurus.
The next performance was a lovely classical dance performance by students dressed in colorful costumes. Embedded in a beautiful dance drama, students of our dance teachers Purva di and Radhika Di brought about the essence of various forms of art like sculptures, classical music, instrumental music, paintings etc in hindu mythology.
As part of the co-scholastic curriculum, the students at TOS have been introduced to the Djembe, an instrument which was originally from Africa and is gaining worldwide popularity now. Students trained by Ganesh da, our percussion specialist at TOS, gave an enthralling performance and filled the auditorium with the rhythm of Djembe.
Students learning tabla under the guidance of Vikrant Da, gave a riveting tabla performance and stunned the audience with the magic created by their fingers.
The concert started with a beautiful rendition of shlokas and songs by the children of class VI to offer their salutations to their teachers. The songs were taught by Pallavi Di and our class XI student Pratham Suryavanshi accompanied the students on the keyboard.
The word ‘Guru’ itself is sacred and students of class VI expressed their reverence to their teachers/gurus by presenting to them the various forms of art which they have been inheriting as knowledge from their teachers.
“Guru Vandana “was an apt theme for this year’s first concert. All of us seek inspiration, encouragement and guidance from a Guru. The syllable gu means darkness, the syllable ru, he who dispels them. Because of the power to dispel darkness, the guru is thus named. It is therefore important and necessary that due respect be offered to such a person.
Class VI concert at TOS Pune: ‘Guru Vandana’.