Indian School Ibri celebrated its 16th Kids festival with glitz and glamour in the school auditorium on the 24th of October 2019. The opening ceremony was marked by lighting the lamp by the head boy Master. Abhijay Anoop. The Head boy in his welcome speech thanked the Principal for giving the students a platform to exhibit their hidden talents which enhance their confidence level and make the stage vibrant. He opened the 16th kids’ festival. Many stage and off-stage events like singing competition, handwriting, clay moulding, drawing, action song, story narration, smiling contest and just a minute, were conducted and all the students took part with zeal and enthusiasm. Mrs. Chitra Narayan, Director, Middle East nursery, graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony. She was accorded a red carpet welcome at the school entrance by the President Dr.Thomas Varghese, members of the school management committee, Mr. Unnikrishnan M P, Mr. Firoz Husain, Dr. Vijay Shanmugam, Dr. Suresh Balakrishnan, Mr. Abdul Gafoor Quadri (former president of SMC), Principal Mr. V.S. Suresh, staff and students followed by a guard of honour by the student council led by the Head boy Mast. Abhijay Anoop and the head girl Ms. Lindsey R. Macedo. Mr. Suresh, the Principal, in his welcome speech extended a hearty welcome to all. He thanked the teachers for their dedication and hardwork. He wholeheartedly thanked the chief guest for accepting the invitation and presiding over the function. Next, Dr. Thomas Varghese, the president of the SMC, said that parenting is a job without any hands on training. Parents train their children off stage and the children mimic their parents and perform well on stage. The chief guest, while addressing the audience lauded the efforts put in by the students and teachers and congratulated all the kids who took part in various events,
making her feel nostalgic. During her speech she explained about parents and teachers who are divided into three kinds such as complaining, explaining and inspiring. However, when parents and teachers do their duties with love they become wonderful role models and the world becomes a magnificent place to live. Dr Thomas Varghese and the principal presented a memento to the chief guest. The tiny tots participated in many competitions like fancy dress, solo dance and group dance. The dynamic tots rejuvenated everyone with their energy, enthusiasm and splendid costumes leaving the audience speechless. The scintillating performance of children that led everyone speechless was a sumptuous feast for the eyes and ears of the audience. The chief guest gave away the prizes to the winners. Mrs. Mahanaz Hamadani, Kindergarten Supervisor, proposed the vote of thanks. The evening culminated with the singing of the School Anthem.