Inter school Literary Bonanza Elixir 2.0
The Inter school Literary Bonanza Elixir 2.0 was held in Shiv Nadar School Faridabad on 4th November 2022.
The registrations started at 8 am, followed by breakfast and the opening ceremony. There were a plethora of events held across different venues. The theme for Middle school was “Planet Change and Sustainability” while for senior school it was “From War to Hope”. The events were not only in English but some of them were in Hindi, Sanskrit and foreign languages (French, German and Spanish) also. The event was opened for grade 6 to grade 12 students.
The various events were as follows-
The Turncoat event was for senior school students. It was judged by Ms Payal Kapoor, Mr Umang Malik and Ms Garima Grover. Mr. Malik is the Director of the Faridabad Model School Managing Committee. Ms Payal Kapoor is an institution in herself with more than thirty years of experience in the field of education. Ms Garima is a passionate educator who teaches English. The topic of Turncoat was WAR IS NOT A SOLUTION. The participating students did a commendable job of looking at both sides of the coin.
Dramatic interpretation of Poetry was based on a poem by Bertolt Brecht General your tank. It was a glimpse into the world of drama, plays and interpreting poetry pieces in new lights. It was an event filled with zest, vigour and, most importantly, theatrics!!
The Ad Mad show was Vigyapan Prastuti based on the theme of sustainability. It was in Hindi and turned out to be lively presentations by the teams.
Black out poetry is a very challenging form of creativity in which the participants showed their ingenuity by creating poems on the theme War to Hope. In the event Poem in My Pocket, the participants filled not our pockets but our hearts with their creativity by writing on topics like Rendezvous with Nature. Slam poetry is one of the most popular forms of artistic expressions, and the students showed remarkable zeal in their rendition of slam poetry which they had self composed. Soliloquies are used as a device in drama to let a character make their thoughts known to the audience. The contestants in this event presented the perfect blend of voice modulation, expression and dramatic gestures.
The debate topic in disputandum for grades 6-8 was “Ecotourism is a Fad”. It was in alignment with our overarching theme of sustainability and planet change. All the students spoke so emphatically that the judges had a tough time deciding the most impactful speaker in favour of and against the motion. The activity 'Just a minute or JAM' is an impromptu speech where the speaker is supposed to express the ideas on the given topic, within the duration of a minute.
Visual Interpretation of a poem works as a team with a poet and an artist. The topic for visual interpretation was Hope and it was presented beautifully both poetically and artistically.
Creation is the highest form of application of knowledge, and the event category Swarachit Kavita delivered an array of beautiful emotions. In the Shloka Competition, students gave wonderful renditions of shlokas that were in sync with the theme of planet change and sustainability.
Melody is one of the three main parameters that makes music out of a collection of sounds and beats, alongside harmony and rhythm. Music knows no language and this was proven by the students who created music in languages beyond most of our comprehension in the event Melody in Music.
Watching participants from different schools, debate, dissent, perform and use their armoury of words to create powerful statements on the themes of From war to hope and Planet Change and Sustainability, was indeed a treat to watch. Elixir 2.0 was a melting pot of ideas, creativity and a wonderful day of meeting and competing for the young minds at Shiv Nadar School Faridabad. The event built strong partnerships in the student community in the cities of Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida.
The names of the 11 participating schools were-
1. Ryan International School, Faridabad
2. DPS Greater Faridabad
3.Shiv Nadar School Noida
4. Shiv Nadar School Faridabad
5. Shiv Nadar School Gurgaon
6. MRIS Charmwood
7. MRIS Gurgaon
8. MVN Sector 17
9. MVN Sector 88
10. Aravalli International School Sec-85
11. MVN Aravalli Hills
The Running trophy was won by Modern Vidya Niketan Aravalli Hills.