Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MINTREASURES EXHIBITION AND FOLK ENSEMBLE

The students of Good Shepherd International School, as a part of their ISA projects, put up a show on the 19th of April 2017, which included some of the art forms followed by some selected tribal groups of the world (especially MINT - Mohawk, Igorot, Naga and Toda). The students performed a dance native to the Nagas, the first Nations song native to the Mohawk tribes of Canada, A beautiful solo song from the land of the Igorot tribe from the Philippines and an enterprising impromptu dance of the Toda tribe of the Nilgiris. The highlight of the whole programme cum exhibition was the guest speaker, Dr. Tarun Chhabra, a dentist by profession, and a connoisseur of the tribes in and around the Nilgiris, by passion.
 Dr. Chhabra enlightened the children about various aspects of the Todas, their culture, their ceremonies, their temple rituals, and so on. The audience ranged from students of Grade 1 through Grade 6. The elder students had also been to the Toda Village earlier this academic year, which helped them form some interesting questions to ask Dr. Chhabra. What was meant to be a 45 minute programme, turned out to go on for about an hour and fifteen minutes. Such was the interest the students showed.  The students deemed the whole evening an ‘illuminating’ experience. Dr. Chhabra was also full of appreciation for the exhibition, especially the Toda motifs that were hand made by the students of Grades 5 and 6. 















7 comments:

  1. Great work! We knew about the people who have been a great treasure of our land.

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  2. Well done, it was an eye opener for all to know about the people around us.

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  3. Very nice to see all your talents...

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  4. That was a wonderful show by the kids.
    The clippings and talk by Dr. Chhabra gave a deep insight into Toda lifestyle and culture.
    The kids participation in the interactive session was great and indeed appreciated very much by the chief guest.

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  5. An evening well spent!The dances, exhibition, songs..perfectly planned. It was indeed great to see the kids perform ,their enthusiasm deserves appreciation.Three cheers to them. Wishing them all a huge success in all their endeavours.

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  6. All the students of grade 3 and grade 4 sang a Canadian folk song appreciating first nations revere and commitment to peace and protecting nature which was commendable.

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