Bhavans’ Fraternity Kuwait, Indian Educational School (IES), Smart Indian School (SIS) and Jack and Jill, organized their annual family get together on 25 January, 2019, known as Bhavans’ Winter Fiesta. The students, their parents, and visitors thronged the carnival venue to enjoy music, dance, games, mouthwatering delicacies, and many thrilling competitions.
The carnival was inaugurated by the chairman, Bhavans Middle East N.K. Ramachandran Menon amidst cheers on Friday, 25 January in the presence of T. Premkumar, the principal, Indian Educational School, Mahesh Iyer, the principal, SIS, Rathi Raveendran, the principal, Jack and Jill, Suresh .V. Balakrishnan, the vice principal, Middle and Senior Wing (IES), Lalitha Premkumar, the vice principal, Kindergarten and Primary Wing (IES), Mrs. Meenakshi Nayyar, the vice principal, CCA (IES), Ms. Albin Daisy, vice principal (SIS), heads of departments, teachers, students and parents.
Guess the Colour, Pick the Marble, Killing the Rat, Feeding the Lion, Fish your luck, Sweet Tooth Bar, Anda ka Funda, Drop a Coin, and Wheel of Fortune were some of the game stalls that attracted visitors. The Green Corner was a unique stall that introduced and sold many varieties of flowering, and non-flowering plants and garden accessories. The Bingo game attracted many people. The basement of the building housed many exciting stalls of the carnival. The Magic Show was immensely popular among the children. The Deal or No Deal was also filled with gamers as was the Xbox and PS games stalls.
One of the major attractions of the carnival was Bhavans’ miniature flea market aka the White Elephant Stall, which offered everything.
The Free-Fall-Bouncy Rides saw young children jump and bounce down the slides in glee. The tattoo corner, face painting corner, hair coloring stall, cake and pastry zone, instant portrait corner and the Juke Box were some of the most popular attractions of interest.
The mouth-watering delicacies from Indian and Arabic cuisines were served at the food stalls. Meanwhile, the Bhavanites, both students and teachers performed flash mobs within the carnival premises, while the performances of the live wire dancers of IES were indeed very entertaining.
‘Euphonic Strings’, the newly christened music band patronized by Bhavan Kuwait led by Mahesh Iyer, the principal, SIS also added rhythym to the fiesta. The band played popular numbers from the musical vaults of Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil cinema.
The highlights of the day were the release of ‘Tejas’, the school magazine, the felicitation of the Kuwait and Middle East topper of the Grade 10 CBSE Examination 2018, and the felicitation of the basketball and badminton teams of IES for their incredible achievement of bagging the bronze medal at the CBSE National Tournament held in India in December 2018. The coaches Mathialagan and Murugaiyan (PE Department, IES) also received cash incentives from the Chairman.
Other fun activities included the Baby Show, Talent Show and Fashion Show in addition to cultural programs garnered great admiration from the onlookers. The winners were bestowed with prizes and medals.
The DJ Show led hundreds of music and dance fanciers to dance enthusiastically to some heart-pounding songs.
The day culminated with the raffle coupon draw at night. T. Premkumar, the principal of IES announced the names of the raffle draw winners in the presence of N. K. Ramachandran Menon, Mahesh Iyer, vice principals, teachers, students, parents and other well-wishers. The first prize, a gold necklace worth KD 400 was won by Subi Sebastain followed by Susi John and Ayush winning NBK cash awards. Other prizes including Ikon TV 40 inches, Samsung Camera, Sony home theatre and so on were won by the lucky lots, of the day. The 21st prize, a surprise one was a diamond necklace worth KD 300, and it was won by a lucky Chris.
The platinum sponsor of the day was Unimoni Exchange. ABK, NBK and Abbott Nutrition were the bronze sponsors.
The thrilling carnival of the academic year 2018-2019 came to an end in a fitting manner.