Day and date: 14th September 2020, Monday
Events: Literary Fest
“Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.” Ezra Pound
Recognising the importance of reading and to mark the occasion of International Literacy Day, CBSE announces Celebration of Reading Week from 8th September to 14th September 2020.
At Edify School, we hence held ‘Literary Fest 2020’ for students from Grade 6 – Grade 10 through the digital platform.
As 14th of September is also celebrated as Hindi Diwas aross the country, the students were told about the importance of Hindi language, it’s vivid literature and it’s relevance throughout the country.
Students brought together languages of English, Kannada, Hindi and Sanskrit to celebrate its literatures. The event allowed them to think beyond the daily spheres of influence and think of the world beyond our immediate surroundings. It gave them a greater capacity to love literature and enabled them to push themselves to new standards of excellence.
The Fest incorporated literary events that showcased famous stories and texts subversively and also added new dimensions to it.
During the event in English language, students engaged in giving us an insight about the negative characters in fairytales and the purpose of them being negative and filled with flaws and imperfections. They also recited the poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost and related it with the current situation of uncertainty.
Event in Hindi comprised the story ‘Hare and the tortoise’ as a twisted tale in which both Hare and the Tortoise become friends and they complete the race by helping each other and by upholding the value, team work.
Kannada event distinctively elucidated the importance of nature and the responsibility of each and every one to safeguard and protect nature. The team recited a poem from kannada literature about nature to instil in us the sheer need to save nature.
Last but not the least, Sanskrit Literature and it’s aesthetic beauty was brought out by students which depicted the grandeur with which writers in Sanskrit wrote literally texts. They also beautifully illustrated the reason for Sanskrit being called the Gods’ language and the greatness of its literatures.
The event was concluded with ‘Reflections of the event’ by Head Girl, Dhruthi Vijayan and ‘Vote of thanks’ by Head Boy, Edwin.