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18 November 2012
statesman news service
KOLKATA, 18 NOV: Students around Kolkata celebrated this evening after a successful ‘Vibes’ Voices Festival, which saw St. Francis Xavier’s School win the ‘Best Participating School’ award in the prize giving.
After all their work in putting together drama, music, fashion shows, artwork, science exhibitions and participating in the debate and quiz, students from all the schools who took part in the Festival cheered on their classmates as students collected their prizes.
The Festival’s coordinators were also awarded prizes. Ms Spandana Bhattarcharya won ‘Best Coordinator’ and Ms Debashrita Dey took away the prize for ‘Best Writer’.
Today’s events included a morning debate, which a team from Carmel School won. ‘All The World’s A Stage’ followed the debate, and groups performed devised pieces of theatre with titles like, “Twinkle twinkle little star”, “Ramu and Bholu in corruption land”, and “The cellphone is my worst enemy.” Thespians from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan took away the prize for ‘Best Script’.
Then came the music section, where groups performed their own compositions. Many of the compositions mixed music styles, combining hard rock with classical singing. Sunrise Medium School took the prize for ‘Best Band’ for the second year running. Lead singer Rajmil Mukherjee (17) said that he was delighted with a second win: “It’s really great. The band and the staff have worked really hard. I’m leaving Sunrise this year but I hope that we win next year too,” he said.
Ending the Festival with more rock, the bands Ashes & Dust and Ear Split performed sets into the evening. “I had a great time,” said one student. “I can’t wait until next year.”