“Music is life. That is why our hearts have beats.” -Cecily Morgan
The Inter-DPS Western Vocal Music Festival- National Level was hosted by DPS RK Puram on the 30th of November, 2019. A DPS Society initiative, the festival was graced by the presence of Mr. V.K. Shunglu, Chairman of the DPS Society and DPS R.K. Puram Managing Committee. 14 schools competed in an amalgamation of 2 events- the Group Song and the Solo Song. The events were judged by a panel of judges- Mr Prabhat Chandola, Mr Maker Kashung, Mr Sonam Sherpa and Mr Chayan Adhikari.
The event commenced with the felicitation of the guests by the Principal Ms.Vanita Sehgal and the Head Mistress Ms. Rashmi Malhotra.The Principal welcomed the participating schools in her address and conveyed her best wishes . The auditorium was filled with the harmonious and enchanting voices as the festival began with the Group Song Competition. Groups of eight students each presented melodies on the theme ‘For a Good Cause’ in a battle of symphonies.Following this exhilarating competition, the Solo Song Competition began, where vocalists presented songs on the topic ‘Courage and Heroism.’
The closing ceremony began with a soulful instrumental performance followed by the felicitation of the chief guest, Mr V.K. Shunglu, and the guests of honour, Mrs Shunglu, Mr Divakar Dev, Dr Zeenat Khadar, Joint Secretary DPS Society, Mrs Monica Kohli and Mr Vijay Kumar, with tokens of our gratitude.
Our Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, in her address, was reminiscent about her own experiences with singing and shared some humorous anecdotes. She highlighted how music serves as a remedy to all trepidations of life . She reminded us of how music transcends language barriers, and quoted, “Music is a piece of art which goes in the ears, straight to the heart”. The Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal further went on to mention all great songs in history which have become powerful anthems for a myriad of political movements. She listed three such songs that were performed by talented vocalists. The first singer sang ‘Blowing in the wind’ which had become the anthem for the civil rights movement. This was followed by Tu Bhoola Jise . She reiterated how one should chase one’s dreams and encouraged students to not give up on their talents. Her speech concluded with her favourite song, the third on her list – Imagine by John Lennon.
The chief guest, Mr V.K. Shunglu thanked the students for their enthusiastic participation which improves the quality of competition and praised their performances.
The entire room waited with bated breath as the awards distribution ceremony began, the silence in stark contrast to the sound of voices that had preceded it earlier.
The Headmistress, Mrs Rashmi Malhotra proposed the vote of thanks. She also expressed her appreciation for the diligent efforts of the Performing Arts Department and the Art Department.
The ceremony concluded with the national anthem.
The results are as follows:
|Group Song||1st||DPS Dimapur|
|Solo Song||1st||DPS Sonepat|