Guwahati: Delhi Public School (DPS) Khanapara came alive on weekend, as the prestigious school located in the 9th Mile area of Meghalaya, bordering Guwahati in Assam, celebrated its third Winter Carnival on Saturday and Sunday.
The two-day event attracted many visitors, apart from students, teachers and parents, who were treated to an array of events such as art shows, games, musical performances, science expositions, dance and martial arts shows, among others.
As part of the carnival, which included food and games stalls, an arts and science exposition was held on the second day on Sunday. Students demonstrated several models which were designed to clear concepts about subjects such as science and mathematics.
The carnival “brought joy with sports events, music, art and dance shows”, was what Tanisha, a seventh-standard student of the school, had to say about the two-day annual event.
The highlight of the festival, however, was the Northeast Open 3×3 Basketball Championship.
Altogether, 35 teams from across the region participated in the tournament that consisted of Girls’, Boys’, Women’s and Men’s categories. A total of 140 players competed in the tournament. After a series of keenly contested matches, St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School from Shillong and Kendriya Vidyalaya from Guwahati clinched the Womens’ and Girls’ titles, respectively.
While SFS, Narengi outsmarted St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong to win the Boys’ title, D’Ravagers emerged champions in the Men’s category.
Utpala Deb, special educator at the school, said, “The winter carnival is the culmination of tremendous efforts put forth for the students. The school management is going to hold more such endeavours to boost confidence among students.”
The carnival culminated with a ‘lucky draw’, which was organised in aid of lesser privileged children, children with special needs and for the construction of toilets under Swacchh Bharat Abhiyaan.