Scholastica junior section annual program
Usually the annual shows are performed at the Uttara Senior Section STM Hall, however this time they decided to do it in their own campus. Hence, the whole school was aptly decorated and bright red pandels hung up all over the field and red carpets acting bolding at the ingress of the school. The field, however, is not so big and does not have the capacity to accommodate so many people at the same… so what to do? Do the program in two shifts! What else? The one hour program was held on two shifts, one at 9:30 and the other at 11:30, and so the performers had to perform twice (poor kids!). The stage was a marvelous one and was decorated with big vibrant flowers and multicolor backgrounds that were claimed to be colored by the students themselves with obviously a little help from the art teachers!
The show started with Sura Recitation, which was also done by our small performers. The performers ranged from Playgroup to KG-II students of the Junior Section Campus. The program consisted of both Bengal and English recitations, songs along with dances to show that the students were receiving a well-rounded cultural education, and that our own culture isn't being lost amidst Western pop and Hindi remixes. The costumes, I repeat were fabulous with small birds-caps as they sang along to Bak Bak Paira… The sound system and effects were as usual fantastic. The songs and dances that were performed were from the students' curriculum and had been taught to them since the beginning of the year. The show progressed from small to big that is from the energetic, innocent Playgroup kids to a little more energetic and still innocent KG-II kids. Both shows ended with concluding speeches by the chief guest the chief guest of the first shift was Mrs. Shabnam Sobhan and of the second shift was Mrs. Wasima Parveen.
Overall the whole day was a jolly one passed, with nervous and excited bustling kids doing their job and their parents overflowing with pride… Scholastica always had a name for performances and it is now extending to the junior level. Who knows when these kids will start performing plays such as Hirok Rajar Deshe or Achalayatan?
By Adnan M. S. Fakir
The hive, alive and buzzing
It was definitely an evening of pride for the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). A simple ceremony, a little poetry and music, and a few words straight from the heart…and the IUB Literary Society (ILS) launched the first issue of their magazine, The Hive.
The programme kicked off on Wednesday, November 30, at 4 pm. Organized by Mr. Saiful Islam, faculty advisor for the ILS, and conducted by Kashfee Habib, a student of the Department of Media and Communication, it began with an opening speech by the ILS President, Azim Ahmed. He took the audience on a stroll down memory lane, recollecting the birth and development of the ILS.
The speech was followed by a small poetry recital, where students Tropa and Asif had a lyrical conversation in Bengali. The Hive's editor, Sabrina F Ahmad, followed with a small poem of hers, and was in turn followed by fellow ILS member Farshid Alam who entertained the crowd with a heartfelt rendition of the popular USA for Africa song “We are the World.”
Chief guest Professor Fakrul Alam spoke after the little cultural presentation, commending the ILS on the quality of their work. IUB's Vice Chancellor, Professor Bazlul Mobin Chowdhury gave the concluding speech, where he remembered the Late Ms. Shahnaz Ahmed, and Professor Joyce De Silva, two faculty members who played a tremendous role in the ILS' achievements. Finally, The Hive made its debut as the Chief guest, the Vice Chancellor, the ILS faculty advisor, the ILS president, and the Hive editor presented it to the public.
The evening ended in food and fun and laughter, and will surely be remembered by all those who attended it.
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