12th International Children’s Festival of Performing Arts
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Ryan International Group of Institutions hosted the 12th edition of ICFPA with the theme 'One World for Children' from January 4 to 7 at Shri Shanmukhananda Auditorium, Mumbai. The aim was to provide children of the world an opportunity to come together, exchange ideas and understand various cultures, while also exposing them to various genres of performing arts. The opening ceremony was graced by governor K Sankaranarayanan. Ryan students presented Drums of India, India Shinning and Giant Puppet Show, while international artists from 18 countries performed dance ballets, musical dramas and traditional genres of their countries. The governor congratulated A F Pinto, chairman, and Grace Pinto, MD, Ryan Group, for the unique and excellent event that brought future citizens of the world on one platform.
The festival was attended by a host of eminent personalities, including Hindi film actors such as Boman Irani, Karisma Kapoor, Govinda, Johny Lever, Amole Gupte, Anurag Basu, Rakhi Sawant, Anu Malik, Prahlad Kakkar, Aditi Govitrikar and Saroj Khan, among others.
There were participants from Bangladesh, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iran, Italy, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Thailand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Zambia.
Annual Sports Day at Leo International School
Leo International School, Thane, where sports is integral to day-to-day education and the focus is on developing composed and disciplined multi-dimensional personalities through a well-planned curriculum, celebrated Annual Sports Day on the 7th and 8th of December 2012.
The guest of honour were Vinayak Prabhu, advisory board member, Times Group, and Belinda Pereira,founder-member of Karunaghar orphanage.
Displays of lazim with beautiful formations of swastik, fountain and leo were amazing.
Through swastik, the students depicted the four arms that connote stability, firmness and strength of knowledge and moral values. The fountain showed a range of hidden talents of students. The display of the lion king was to instill importance of leadership and to emphasise that Leoians want to be leaders in the field of education.