17 September, 2017
LOVE FOR HINDI LANGUAGE
HINDI DIWAS & INTERSCHOOL HINDI STREET PLAY COMPETITION
– Ms. Perpetual Nazareth
In order to rekindle the love for Hindi, the official language of India, the Hindi faculty of Don Bosco High School, Matunga organised a unique celebration on the occasion of ‘Hindi Diwas’ by organising an Interschool Hindi Street Play (Nukkad Natak) Competition on 15th September 2017 .The interschool competition was also a part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the school
The Hindi faculty under the able guidance of Mrs. Daksha Tandel (HOD) along with the other Hindi staff planned and organised the competition, making sure that through the medium of street play, the students were educated and sensitized on various socio legal issues like women harassment, corruption, electoral rights etc.
The following schools in the vicinity and other Don Bosco schools which participated in this competition were:
S.I.W.S High School, Wadala
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Sion
Shree Sanatan Dharam High school, Antop Hill
Gauri Dutt Mittal Vidyalaya, Sion
Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Nerul
Auxilium Convent High School, Wadala
Don Bosco High School, Matunga
Don Bosco High School, Borivli
Shree Vallabh Ashram School, Sion
Don Bosco High School, Pune
It was very interesting to see the different schools, who painstakingly prepared themselves for competition. This was evident from their presentation, costumes, accompaniment and especially their enthusiasm. Fr. Bernard Fernandes, the Principal said, “I was overwhelmed by the participating schools and the high quality of their performance. The themes on corruption and women’s issues were brilliantly portrayed through their scripts and acts.”
The audience sat spellbound as they took in each and every word of the play that was sometimes laced with humour, songs, satire or parody but ultimately drove home their point. Each play offered a valuable lesson and gave the audience a real reflection of societal problems.
The judges Dr. Ramlal Pandey, Mrs. Anjula Rai and Ms. Neelam Mishra were appreciative of the fact that the school ventured to organise such a competition in a language other than English. They were thankful to the school for motivating the students to strengthen their Hindi language and help build a national fervour in the young.
First place: Don Bosco High School, Matunga
Second place: Don Bosco High School, Yerwada
Third place: Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Sion