Colorful Dances and Melodious Singing Mark the Annual Convocation Day Celebration at Ravi Bharati Institute of Communications

Patna, 27 November 2013: The annual Convocation Day celebration of the Sunday School of Music and Dance was celebrated at Ravi Bharati Institute of Communications with colorful dances and melodious singing by the students on 27th November 2013. Ravi Bharati has been involved in training children in classical singing and bharatnatyam for the past two decades or more. Most of the children are enrolled in the six-year course of music and dance in ‘Prayag Sangeet Samiti’, Allahabad. Each year after the exams are conducted by the center, certificates are issued to the successful students. This year 64 children were awarded with certificates during the convocation ceremony.

The curtain raiser of the evening celebration was the ‘guruvandana’ by the little ones of the school after which Fr. Benny Moolan, the director of the institute, welcomed the august audience. The time that followed memorized the audience present with exceptional performances by the students. Dances like; ‘Tare Jameen Par’, ‘Mere Nisan’ and ‘Hawa Ke Jhonke’ kept the audience spellbound, while the classical ragas were recited with at most precision. All the sixty dance students were on the stage with the final presentation on the song ‘Sri Ganesha’, which ended with an extended applause from the audience.

Archbishop William D’Souza, SJ was the chief guest on the occasion and many other bishops from Bihar and Jharkhand graced the occasion by their presence. The chief guest in his address expressed his amusement saying that the little children have lots of talents and they need to be nurtured. He also appreciated Ravi Bharati Institute for providing such opportunities for the children who are talented. He also congratulated the teachers, Ms. Noopur Chakravorthy (Dance) and Ashok Kumar (Music), for their efforts in imparting artistic knowledge to the children and preparing them for the wonderful performances.

At the end of the cultural programs, Archbishop William awarded 64 children with certificates. At the end of the program Fr. Premlal Lucas, the administrator of the institute, thanked all who were present. Fr. Aun Ignatius and other staff of Ravi Bharati also were present during the program.