The Cambridge School Winter Festival 2012

Winterfest 2013 was a wonderfully colourful and joyous affair showcasing the manifold talents of TCS students of all ages. Mrs Sunita Chowdhary, Principal, inaugurated the event with her welcome speech for the guest of honour Mr Sanjay Wadvani, the Deputy British High Commissioner for Eastern India who took out time from his busy schedule to congratulate and distribute a very large number of prizes and scholarships. Nishant George Agarwal and Aditya Pradhan were applauded in particular for having won the prestigious Cambridge Brilliance Awards.

The theme for this year’s production was Calcutta and the junior school children presented a beautiful dance-drama celebrating the different cultural festivals observed in the city. It was a happy affair of showing unity and how little children in their own way make their bonds of friendship irrespective of faith, something that adults tend to forget nowadays. Tiny tots dancing to classical music and singing “Deck the Halls” dressed in Santa hats melted the hearts of the entire audience.

The middle school then focused on the historical aspect of Calcutta and through their play, showed how the city carries on the legacies of Rabindranath Tagore, Satyajit Ray and Netaji Shubhash Chandra Bose. Institutions like Vishwabharati University and popular hangouts like Trincas on Park Street as well as the Indian Coffee House helped shape the culture of the city into what it is today.

The senior school made an extremely entertaining “Divine Comedy” on how the ancient Hindu gods are pleasantly surprised as to the extent to which Kolkata has changed physically and culturally over the centuries. Their skit had the audience rolling as Narada a.k.a. “Narry” experienced disco culture first hand and showed Lord Indra that he could do the moves as well as anyone!

The A level performance began with a tribute to Mrs Nonda Chatterjee, past Principal. The dances signified the hope for change and a better future for Kolkata. Cultural synthesis (the main goal of an international school) and harmony was celebrated as the evening ended with great fanfare and ado.