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Internationally-famed Odissi dancers perform at Laurels International School


Enthralling performance by celebrated Odissi classical dancers and Dandia Raas by guests on the beat of live music marked the beginning of the festival season at Laurels International School in October 2013, with noted speakers highlighting the need to preserve Indian traditions and values at English-medium schools.

“We may teach our children English, but not the western style of thinking and living. They should not forget our age-old Indian tradition and values” said Justice Giridhar Malviya, inaugurating a glittering cultural function at the school, which has been set up at Rewa Road near Naini under the aegis of UK-based Laurels Global.  

 

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The colorful evening started with an Odissi dance performance from Guru Pankaj Pradhan from Bhubaneswar, who presented the various forms of Lord Jagganath. In his own choreographed dance, he introduced ‘Abhinaya’ to a very high degree of perfection. Guru Sundarshan Sahoo of Delhi presented nine forms of Durga, in which the dancer surrendered his soul to the goddess. The programme progressed with Dandia Raas by students, parents and guests on devotional and modern songs by Neeraj and Puja Singh.

 

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Tony Austin, chairman of Laurels Global, in a video message from London assured to facilitate the best possible education and world-class facilities to every student of Laurels International School.

“We believe that Laurels Global’s thrust to use modern technology, its strong belief in a joyful learning environment and world-class educational practices will help the younger generation to excel in all walks of life,” Austin said.

 

 

A gala dinner was hosted by former Minister and Rajya Sabha member Sunil Shastri, Chairman of the academic council of Laurels International School. Principal Dr. Arun Prakash shared his vision of holistic parenting and emphasized that Laurels International School, believed in ‘no home work’ and ‘no tuition’ policy and provided a one-stop solution of all academic needs. The programme was conducted by Dr. C.P Srivastava, vice chairman, advisory council of the school.

 

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K.P. Singh, superintendent of police, UP Government, said that progressive ideas of the school are unique and are being appreciated by one and all.


 
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