A mélange of ebullience, enthusiasm and talent marked the two day Inter- School Cultural festival of D.A.V Girls Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram conducted on July 15 and 16, 2011.

Aptly named, ‘RHAPSODY – RHYTHM REDEFINED’, the fest was organised with the help of the combined efforts of the Management, Principal, Staff and students of the school.

While, Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Swaminathan, Managing Director, Wood Pecker Furniture presided over the ceremony as the Chief Guest, Shri. Jaidev, Secretary, DAV Group of Schools, Ms.Parmila Gauhar, Joint Secretary, D.A.V Schools Gopalapuram and the esteemed Principals and Headmistresses of all DAV Group of Schools were the other dignitaries of the dais.

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The event also saw participation from esteemed schools such as Lalaji Memorial Omega International, BVM, Shishya, Maharishi Vidya Mandir, SBOA , Sri Sankara, Lady Sivaswamy Kalalaya and PSBB K.K Nagar with students of every school displaying bringing their best talents to the fore.

The spectacular extravaganza began with an inaugural dance which was followed by JAM (Just a Minute) as the first on stage event and a myriad off stage events. Some of the highlights were SAPTASWARA – an enchanting musical treat, MASTER CHEF – cooking without fire, DESIGN IT RIGHT – an ad-designing project and GREETINGS FROM GARBAGE – making a greeting with recyclable materials(no plastics).

Some others were FASHION ‘N’ FABRIC- a dress – designing competition, SEAL YOUR LIPDumb Charade, INK IT – an essay writing competition, CYBER GRAFFITI- a computer program designing event DESI ARTMehandi competition, CLUELESS QUIZ and SHIP WRECK. The next day, the fun quotient was kept high with competitions such as SWIRL ‘N’ TWIRL- a contemporary dance competition, BRAND POWER- ads up, SOUND OF MUSIC- light music based vocal competition, and CHANNEL SURFING which challenged the students’ creativity too.

The limelight was stolen by the luminaries who attended the fiesta and acted as judges for many competitions. Eminent folk singer Ms. Anitha Kuppuswamy presided over as the main judge for Sound of Music, making it one of the memorable events at the fest.

The dance competition saw Ms. Dakshayini Ramachandran, a renowned Bharathanatyam dancer presiding over as one of the judges. She was accompanied by Ms. Amritha Ram, wife of the famous cinema dance choreographer, Ramji. Ms. Smrithi, a welltrained spinster in many dance forms including Kathak and Odissi was also a part of the jury of dance judges.

Lalaji Memorial Omega International School walked out victorious by bagging the prestigious Rolling Trophy for the cultural fiesta 2011 with 33 points for the outstanding performance of its students in a spectrum of competitions.
Followed it closely was Bala Vidya Mandir (BVM) at the runners spot. The icing on the cake or in this case the mouth- watering refreshments were provided by the alltime favourite SURYA SWEETS making the events all the more sweeter.
At the end of the day, the formal vote of thanks was delivered by the School’s Assistant Cultural Secretary marking the conclusion of the colourful event for the calendar year.