‘Kala Manjusha’ ; 4th Inter House Dance, Drama and Music Competition of Dikshant International School was held on 26th May, 2018 at Yavanika Open Air Theatre. Shrimati Rani Balbir Kaur, retired Professor/Chairperson, Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University, Chandigarh graced the occasion as chief guest. The Chairman of the school Mr. Mitul Dikshit and the Chief Guest set the ball rolling by lighting the traditional lamp, followed by a melodious Ganesh Vandana , hailing the God of wisdom. It was truly mesmerizing as the various houses showcased their talents with an amalgamation of mellifluous music, dazzling dances and thought-provoking skits. The plays enacted were ‘Elder Brother’- an adaptation from Munshi Premchand’s story ‘Bade Bhai Sahib’, ‘Jewel Thief’ adapted from ‘Hasya Chudamani’ by Vatsaraj Virchit, Caucasian Chalk Circle By Bertolt Brecht and ‘Mukti’ adapted from ‘Nagamandala’ by Girish Karnad. Classical and semi classical dance performances by students were imbued with grace while the singing competition comprised recitation of dohas. The theater reverberated with the poetic verses of Saint Kabir, Surdas, Rahim and Tulsidas as the students sang the verses melodiously. Parents and guests had a glint of pride in their eyes as they sat glued to the show.

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