St Mary’s Kannarpady celebrates Samskrithi Habba -2021
Samskrithi Habba 2021- a cultural fest center staging the art, literature and culture of Karnataka was organized at St Mary’s English Medium(CBSE) School, Kannarpady on 1st November 2021 on the occasion of Karnataka Rajyothsava. Shri Aravind Bolar, the renowned film star and the theatre artist was the Chief Guest of the program. The chief guest and other dignitaries were traditionally welcomed to the program through a cultural procession. The stage program commenced with a prayer by School choir followed by a welcome dance. The Principal Rev. Fr. Johnson Sequeira in his welcome address said that the main aim of this cultural fest is to create a sense of pride in the minds of the young learners towards the cultural values of our land. The program was uniquely inaugurated by unfurling the auspicious flower of areca palm. The winners of various literary and cultural competitions held during the observation of Kannada week were awarded with prizes. Ms Amratha Shetty, Mr Jagadeesh Acharya, Mr Nataraj Malpe and Kumari Surabhi were honored on this occasion for their valuable contribution to Kannada culture. Later Chief Guest Shri Aravind Bolar was grandly honored with garland, shawl, citation and memento. Shri Aravind Bolar in his guest speech appealed students to inculcate the values of self-discipline, broadmindedness and self-help to uphold the Kannada culture. The Correspondent V. Rev. Fr Charles Menezes in his presidential address stressed the need of respecting the traditional values of our land to preserve the cultural heritage of Karnataka. As a part of cultural activity the upcoming singers and musicians of the school conducted a classical music concert. The tiger dance presented by students to the mesmerizing beats of school band was the special attraction of the fest. Rev. Fr Ashwin Aranha, the Assistant Parish Priest; Ms. Benedicta Fernandes, Mr Maxim D’Souza and Mr Herman D’Souza, the honorable members of School Management Committee were present on the occasion. Ms. Rita Quadros, the Vice Principal coordinated the program. Master Anish Kalmadi and Kumari Medhini anchored the program. Kumari Varsha Kamath proposed the vote of thanks.