The Air Force School
celebrated its 63rd Annual Day on 15 November 2018. It was a
memorable moment as the school commemorated its journey of 63 years, marking
the stupendous celebration.
on the occasion Air Marshal Anil Khosla PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Vice Chief of Air
Staff expressed his appreciation of the cultural gala, themed “Tat Tvam
Asi-It’s You.”In keeping with the theme of the evening, Sir urged the students
to dream and follow their dream. He told them to pursue happiness and not
material gains, to be a good human being and above all, keep the child in one
Mrs Deepshikha Khosla, Vice
President, AFWWA (Central) gave away the prizes to students of classes X, XI
and XII for academic and co-curricular achievements.
The evening started with the
guests lighting the ceremonial lampThe melodious tunes played by the school
band to welcome the guests enthralled them. The art and sculpture exhibition, titled Adhyay-An Epoch of Creativity, showcased
reliefs, canvas paintings and wood carvings, depicting the concept of “That
Thou Art”, one of the Great Utterances, or mahavakyas,
which are found in the ancient Sanskrit texts of the Upanishads. Prize
distribution ceremony saw the achievers from various fields being honoured for
their remarkable achievements.
Music is a moral law. It
gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and
charm and gaiety to life and to everything. This was translated into reality by
the instrumentalists of TAFS through their mellifluous composition titled Atirek-The Melodious
Greetings, which brought together the Ragas
Bhairav, Kirwani, Asavari, Kaafi, Jog and Mishrit to spread the message that the Self is within all things and everything
in the cosmos comes from the Self.
The little ones of the junior school left
everybody enthralled by their graceful dance movements during the welcome
dance, The Waves of Joy. This piece is a message
that children live their dreams with hope and vibrancy.
The choral cadences titled ABHIGYAAN- THE POETIC RHAPSODY gave the message that children
are the epitome of talent and knowledge and their dreams should be respected
and supported to turn life around.
The most spectacular event
of the evening was the dance drama celebrating a soul stirring message
that within each of us are qualities
that lie latent, till something or someone becomes the catalyst for a spur, a
panoramic view of the myriad of ways in which we can touch upon the lives of
children and transform the world for a better tomorrow! Through soul stirring
dialogues, powerful poetry, music and dance, children created mesmerizing
designs replete with powerful messages on stage.
In her address, the Principal,
Mrs. Amita Gupta, welcoming the Chief Guest and other esteemed guests, laid out
the philosophy of the school. She said, “The school aims at developing students
through curricular and co curricular activities bringing to fruction a complete
personality.” Ma’am further said that this year’s celebration has a much
broader concept- Tat Tvam Asi – the child has immense potential. The need is
for the parents and teachers to accept and support. Every child is unique. This
realization builds a unique society.
The evening ended
with Vote of Thanks presented by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Lomina Rajiv,
followed by everyone rising in honor of the National Anthem.