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FELICITATION OF YOUNG MOVIE MAKERS AT THE UN HEADQUARTERS

Tagore International School, East of Kailash added yet another feather to its cap by winning outstanding recognition at the UN Headquarters, New York, USA for a movie ‘Be There’ made by 21 students of Classes VI to VIII. The movie as an earnest attempted to address the issue of bullying  and  to appeal to teachers and parents to hear the problems faced by children in school and be there with them.

The movie won the prestigious Plural+ Award by UNAOC in 4 categories- Jury Award, Peacemaker Corps Award, Plural+ Chinh India Award and CDI Togo Award.  

The Principal Ms Mallika Preman along with 2 students and a teacher attended the felicitation programme held at the UN Headquarters and received the Awards from Mr. Matthew Hodes, Director, United Nations Alliance of Civilization in a grand ceremony. The young students of the school proved their prowess at working with technology, expressing their opinions through the creative medium of film making.  

Havas Guruhi, Exclusively at TIS, EoK

Tagore International School, East of Kailash had the privilege to host  the Uzbek family music troupe, ‘Havas Guruhi’, on 24 August, 2018.

In a 60 minute performance directed by Ermatov Rustamjon Gulomjonovich, the musical troupe who kept the audience riveted were the lead performer singer and pianist Gulomjanov Khahraman and his siblings Gulomjanova Robiyakhon and Gulomjanov Dostonbek.

Right from the Indian National Anthem to songs spanning the Raj Kapoor era down to the popular numbers in Tamil, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, the performance provided a rare opportunity of witnessing a national performance by an international troupe and to partake in an inter-cultural experience.

With a mission to promote cultural exchanges and people to people relations between Uzbekistan and India, the troupe that is the winner of several international contests, kept the audience enthralled in the school auditorium.

JOY DANCING BEIJING

Eight students of our school went to China for 2018’Joy Dancing Beijing” Cultural and Art Exchange Week of International Youth from 9 to 19 August, 2018. Youth art troupes from 10 different countries as well as China’s 31 provinces, showcased their skills in several art performances. On the first day Chinese and International youth were welcomed in the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium and the Renmin University.  The students performed in Beijing Nature History Museum, opening ceremony of “Star Shining Dalian” and the opening ceremony of Panjin Red Beach International Youth Art Festival. They also got to know about Beijing by visiting historical sites like Great Wall of China and Summer Palace. They enjoyed visiting the Golden pebble beach and the Discovery World Amusement park in Dalian. The group also visited The Jade Buddha Temple, People Square, Old Yuyuan Garden and the Bund in Shanghai. Everyone was mesmerized by the View of the city from Huangpu River cruise. This was a great experience for our students to interact with their counterparts from other countries, that enriched them culturally.

A Trip to Italy

The Giffoni International Film Festival is one of the most well-known children’s film festivals in the world. It takes place in a small Italian town of Giffoni Valle Piana in  Southern Italy, close to Salerno and Naples. Every year over 2,000 children attend the festival from several countries around the world. During the festival, children and teenagers watch the movies, learn about the filmmaking process, and are called to judge them and award the best ones with prizes. This 44-year-old festival has had a great impact in the history of entertainment and culture, not only in Italy, and it has developed a high reputation internationally. Every year the festival attracts 100,000 guests, directors, producers, and movie stars annually. The festival has been brought to many different countries around the world with Poland, Argentina, Australia, Albania, China, Korea, India, and the United States having all hosted their own versions of the Giffoni Film Festival. 

This year 5 Students (Isha Kaushik, Jasmine Jetly & Khushpreet Singh from class XI and Dhruv Khanna & Rohan Sharma of class IX) from Tagore International School, East of Kailash along with Ms. Jayalakshmi (Computer Science Teacher) got the opportunity to participate in the festival as the Jury member. They went to Italy on the 19th of July 2018 and returned to India on 31st July 2018. In the festival students watched many films made by the upcoming directors and met many movie stars like Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Josh Hutcherson etc . They also participated in the discussions, review sessions and gave their interviews to the media. Students got the opportunity to meet lots of students of other countries and learnt about different their  lifestyles, cultures and values.

They also visited Rome and Vatican City for a day. In Rome they visited the Colosseum, Trevi fountain, Spanish Steps and in Vatican City they visited the Saint Peter's Basilica.

Overall the trip was a memorable one and the students got lots of good memories and new friends from the trip.

A Trip to Australia

Tagore International School, East of Kailash won the video competition “Film Fly Experience Australia ”   based on the theme Cyber Security and modern-day threats. The competition was organized by Australian Trade and Investment Commission in collaboration with HDFC Credila.

The competition was open to  schools across India .Total of 539 schools registered for the same. Our school also participated and the video made by our students Naman Verma and Gunjan Roy of Class XII under the guidance of Computer Science PGT Ms. Shikha Shah got selected in the finals. As a award Students and teacher got chance to visit Sydney, Australia and stay at Macquarie University for one week between may 28,2018 to June 2, 2018.

It had been a wonderful experience of visiting Macquarie University. Winners from other Asian countries along with our students got real time experience of studying in the university. Students participated in many programmes at the University . They got chance to visit Taronga Zoo, Manly beach and watch Vivid Sydney which is a festival of light and  music.

Students found  Macquarie a great place to study which had an ambience required for developing creative minds of the students. It had excellent infrastructure , versatility in courses and brilliant teaching staff.