Encompassing values and ideas, helping children to enlighten with what the imagination is capable, without minimizing thought and the power of creation, The Indian Community School Kuwait-Khaitan conducts hundreds of competitions for students every year. Khoj-2019, the Award Ceremony of this year’s Arts Fest competitions, was held on Thursday, 5th September 2019, at ICSK Khaitan.
Mr. Remesh A, The Chief Operating Officer, Oncost Cash & Carry and Gulfmart Supermarkets, a strong business development professional, was the Special Guest of Honor. Mr. Samkutty Thomas, Media Convener, Mr. Mukesh, Vice President and Mr. Hassan Koya, Treasurer, all from Kala Art were present. Along with a galaxy of acclaimed persons including from the School Board of Trustees, Mr.Azharuddin Amer Mohammed, Honorary Secretary, Mr. Vinukumar Nair, the Honorary Vice Chairman of, Mr. Agnello A.S. Fernandes, Honorary Joint Secretary; Dr .V. Binumon, Senior Administrator and Principal ICSK Senior, Mr. Rajesh Nair, Principal ICSK Amman, Mr. K. Gangadhar Shirsath, Principal ICSK Khaitan, Mrs. Susan Rajesh, Deputy Vice Principal ICSK Senior, Guests from Kala Art Kuwait, parents and students graced the occasion.
The spectacular finale began with the recitation of the Verses from the Holy Quran followed by the National Anthems of Kuwait and India. Mr. Remesh A ignited the ceremonial lamp along with other dignitaries. The guests were accorded a warm welcome by the Principal Mr. K. G Shirsath. He reiterated that the Arts fest is to promote artistic sense while academics are for intellectual development. He emphasized that ICSK is the only school organizing such vibrant and balanced events for students, giving opportunities to every student.
As a token of gratitude and appreciation from ICSK Khaitan, a memento was presented to the Special Guest. The Principal felicitated the guests from Kala Art, Kuwait, the prestigious Socio Cultural Organization among the Indian Community Kuwait for their contribution in promoting Art and Cultural Heritage of India. Mr. Samkutty Thomas of KALA Art in his speech congratulated all the participants and Prize winners.
A total of 2800 students participated in the Arts Fest, Khoj 2019 and 490 awards were given out in 5 categories. The Chief Guest Mr. Remesh conferred ‘Kalathilakam’and ‘Kalaprathbha’ titles for each category.
Two eminent Teachers of ICSK Khaitan were felicitated on this occasion; Mrs. Saranya Devi, the First Indian woman who received Championship in the prestigious Al-Kandari International Shooting Competition held in Kuwait , French Teacher Mr. Mehdi Ali Khan who acquired certificates from FLE and as examiner for DELF & Dalf by CIEP. Arts Fest Coordinators were felicitated. Namaste India Festival’s Mascot was officially released by the Principal and Mr.Azharuddin Amer Mohammed, Honorary Secretary to the BOT, ICSK the school also launched its new website ‘ICSK Website’.
The highlight of the day was the mind boggling performances put up by students including storytelling, solo dance, cinematic dance and mime which dazzled everyone. Leaving long lasting memories the mesmerizing event came to an end with the vote Thanks proposed by Griffin George of Class XII B, the School Arts Club Secretary.