New Al Wurood marks annual day with fervor


JEDDAH — New Al Wurood International School, Jeddah emblazoned its 19th Annual Day celebrations in golden letters recently. The celebrations commenced with the opening remark by the Head Master Sunil Kumar at Impala Garden Restaurant and a rainbow of colors unfurled on the stage as the Class I kids presented the welcome dance blending the traditional dance forms of India and Saudi Arabia with zest, vibrancy and elation.

The students of Class 4 and 5 presented their moves rhythmically to beautiful songs, the thematic presentation of a mime by Class 4 boys juiced up the spirits of the onlookers towards ‘save water; save life’, the dazzling dancers culled dance forms from Indian states Haryana, Punjab and Kerala, and the school’s singing daffodils from Class 4 to 12 showcased their talents at regular intervals.

Vice Principal Peter Ronald read out the Annual School Report. The report brought to the fore the new generation programs that the school runs and the outstanding achievements of the students of the school. It was presented well supported with a Power Point presentation. Chief Guest Dr. Mohammed Nurul Hassan, Consul Commercial, Consulate General of India, urged students to hone and sharpen their talents and potentials to not only carve a niche for themselves or bring laurels to their school but also aim to bring glory to their nation. He said that he was happy to note that New Al Wurood was committed to ensuring its students the entry into the window of global learning pitching up on strong curriculum values, while maintaining a balance between knowledge and skill.

The toppers of Class XII and 10 CGPA winners of Class X, prize winners in the CBSE Cluster Science Exhibition, Rashtrapati Puraskar (honorary award from the President of India) winners in the Bharat Scouts and Guides of the school and the first athlete from New Al Wurood to represent CBSE affiliated schools in Saudi Arabia in the National Athletics Meet held in India were honored by the chief guest, followed by the newsletter of the school, Perspective, being released.

The later part of the celebrations displayed a dazzling array of talent. The senior secondary students presented a thematic mime, which was an alert to the audience on how to use mobile phones. The group of rock dancers of Class IX literally rocked the audience. Thereafter, the group of Class XII students presented a soul stirring chain of three Malayalam folk songs, which dumbfounded the crowd as the lead singer of the first song was an Afghani citizen. The cultural programs climaxed with the popular Spanish song ‘Despacito’.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Bushra Kader, vice principal, girls’ wing of the school. Rasheed CH, HoD English, emceed the entire show. He filled the short pauses between the programs by posing questions to the parents to test their knowledge about the school and surprised them with beautiful gifts. The celebrations culminated with the national anthems of the Saudi Arabia and India.