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The online edition of TAGFEST-2021, the Annual Inter-School Art, Literary and Technology Festival for primary classes was hosted by Tagore International School, East of Kailash on Saturday 30 November 2021.

It was an unusual festival designed for the students of the primary wing, wherein students from 17 eminent schools participated in different events that helped in bringing forth their creativity and talent.

The festival featured myriad events witnessing a flare of talent and innovation in each one. It was a unique platform for the students to interact with each other and display their vivid ideas and out of the box thinking. Tagoreans are celebrating the 160th birth anniversary of Tagore,hence the theme this year was Tagore-the great bard of Bengal. Tagore is a prominent name in the field of Art, Literature and Drama and as the event revolves around the same dimensions, all the fields were included in different sub events with immense artistry and novelty.

A distinguished panel of judges that included luminaries from the fields of art, technology and literature were invited to judge the various events. The esteemed guests had a rich experience in their respective genres and were a great source of motivation for the participants.

Happy Feet-an exclusive dance event organized for class I was a recorded event where the entries received had an incredible range of artistic creativity from the participants. Students displayed their dance moves on the songs written by TagoreThe first prize was bagged by St George’s School, Alaknanda. The event was judged by Ms Anuradha Krishnan and Ms Saturupa Acharya, both of whom  are prominent personalities in the field of dance.

The technology based event Young designers -was a live event for class II  students where participants had to draw artistic book covers using MS Paint on any story authored by Tagore.  The judges for the event Mr Aninda Dey and Mr Nitin Mutreja were spellbound by the creative book covers made by the young artists.  Indraprastha International School, Sector 10, Dwarka was declared  the   winner of this event.

 Rupantar-ek abhivyakti was also a live event designed for Class III students. The participant had to portray and elucidate any character chosen from Tagore’s literary treasure and modify it  as per the  present times . It aimed at identifying the literary potential in students while nurturing their inherent linguistic skills and celebrating their creative acumen. The judges Ms Priyanka Sonkar, literature erudite and Mr. Yogesh Soni, a renowned reporter were amazed to witness the young talents and their creative ideas. The First Prize was secured by Cambridge School, Noida.

Puppetales the live event for Class IV  was an event designed to nurture the participants’ creativity in terms of art and communication. Participants had to weave an imaginary conversation around characters from the stories of Rabindranath Tagore and portray the same using puppets. The Judges Mr Kapil Gautam and Ms Nilanana Chatterjee appreciated the synchronization, staging and  creativity. Lotus Valley International school , Sector 126, Noida bagged the first prize.

For the Class V event-‘Time to Mime’, the participants had to deliver their idea of freedom through a miming act. The judges Ms Nadehda Ivanova and MsDivya Gauba commended the participants for their original, thoughtful and ingenious mimes.   Lotus Valley School, Sector 126, Noida won the first position for the event.

The results for the competition were announced on Monday 1 November 2021. The Best School trophy was bagged by Lotus Valley School, Sector 126 Noida.