The annual Tagorean Literary Festival ‘ LiFe’, was initiated in 2005, and was the only one of its kind open to Delhi/NCR schools in the early years. It is held in the month of August every year, and has been attracting the best talents from the capital, celebrating the immense potential and talent showcased by our budding youngsters.
‘LiFe’ serves as a platform for our students to hone their latent creative skills, foster individuality, as well as inculcate team spirit. The selection of the theme for the festival changes every year, and is based on the works of famous literary personalities, as well as pertains to social dilemmas, related to contemporary issues and concerns.
The Festival is marked by three events where the participants compete in creative and innovative rounds of poetry and performing arts, drama, designing and collage work. Students are encouraged to think on their own and work independently in preparation for the Festival, with minimum involvement of their teachers.
Burdened with peer pressure, and competition, the aim of the TIS Literary Festival, over and above inculcating interest in reading different genres of Literature, is to ignite sparks of sensitivity in our youngsters, and help them broaden their horizons. Furthermore, it instils in their young mind, an awareness of differences, as well as rebuild an appreciation for nature, beside compassion and empathy for humanity.
LiFe, is an immense source of incentive and encouragement for the growing breed of young talented teenagers and generates a lot of enthusiasm every year.
TAGORE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL VASANT VIHAR HOSTS LITERARY FESTIVAL LiFe MOSAIC 2017
Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar hosted its twelfth One - Day Literary Festival- LIFE Mosaic, an Inter- School event, on 22nd August ’17. Pioneered by Ms. Rumna Mitra Lala, HOD (English), the event this year had an overwhelming participation of students from classes XI and XII from reputed schools of Delhi and the NCR region. Theming the event ‘Freedom to Dream’ the festival comprised of four events viz. Vers-e-style or poetry innovation and recitation, wherein the participants had to create a poem of a story written by one of the assigned writers for enactment, Illuminarti which had the participants designing an illuminated Manuscript page, Spotlight – A musical, wherein the participants had to present an adaptation of a fairy tale and Bizz.com which had the teams prepare a short PPT or Prezi on a business model, for revival of business companies incurring losses. Oxford University Press India, a department of the University Of Oxford announced Oxford Publication House as the official sponsors for the event.
The event saw enthusiastic participation from the teams in each of the categories. Vers-e-style - had stage presentations of the created poem by three participants each. One recited, while the other two elucidated the narrative using either dance, sketching, painting or live instrumental music. Spotlite saw adaptations of fairy tales being presented as a musical,. A range of emotions, exquisite dialogue delivery and innovative use of simple props was witnessed on the day. Creativity and talent of the participants was also tapped through Illuminarti, which involved creating a handmade illuminated page based on the theme. Each of the events emphasized on originality, creativity and innovation in ideas in all of the specified genres.
An august jury comprising of four eminent personalities from different fields judged the participants. Ms. Preeti Agarwal Mehta, Theatre enthusiast, Trainer, Choreogapher, writer and film maker, and Ms. Shramana Purkayastha, Assistant Editor OUP, were the esteemed judges for Spot-Lite. Ms. Nalini Hoon, Development Editor, OUP and Ms. Smitha Sehgal, legal professional and writer of fiction and poetry, also formed the esteemed panel of judges for VERSETILE. Mr. S Hariharan, Chartered Accountant and Management Director of Penningtons Management Services and Mr. Mehrish were the panel of judges for BIZZ.COM. Mr. Rahul Chaudhary, renowned personality from the field of art and culture was the esteemed judge of Illuminarti. Ms. Neetu Kumar, Educator and consultant, represented Oxford University Press at the event.
The members of the Judges’ Panel were full of praise for the theme, the efficient organization, and the enthusiastic participation by all. They appreciated the English Faculty for their efforts in providing an enriching experience to the participants as well as the audience. The Principal Ms. Madhulika Sen and staff were complimented for the success of the event.