Kathmandu, December 5
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Embassy of India in Kathmandu, celebrated its 46th annual day today.
The spectacular cultural event organised at Kamaladi-based Nepal Academy Hall was greeted by the Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri as the chief guest.
Ajay Kumar, deputy chief of mission and chairman of Vidyalaya Management Committee, was the guest of honour. Abhishek Dubey, nominee chairman, top brass of the Indian Embassy and eminent personalities from India and Nepal were present on the occasion.
A traditional Nepali Panchakanya welcome was accorded to the guests and dignitaries who were also given a guard of honour by the Scout and Guide Colour Party of the Vidyalaya.
Lighting of a ceremonial lamp marked the auspicious beginning of the colourful extravaganza. The principal expressed deep gratitude to the chief guest and all other guests who envisaged and steered the Vidyalaya on the path of spectacular success.
The colourful programme comprised some scintillating dance performances, vocal recitals, educative skit and instrumental music played by the school band.
Ambassador Puri, who felicitated the students and teachers for excellence in scholastic and co-scholastic spheres, said he was greatly impressed with the progress of the Vidyalaya on all fronts. He congratulated the Kendriya Vidyalaya Kathmandu team for their concerted efforts which manifested in the Vidyalaya reaching unprecedented heights as a centre of quality education as well as its pivotal role in fostering and reinforcing Indo-Nepal ties.
To conclude the cultural bonanza, a power-packed Rangilo dance was performed by the students which set the stage ablaze. A vote of thanks was proposed to bring an official end to the programme followed by Nepali and Indian national anthems sung in unison.
A version of this article appears in print on December 05, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.