Indian School Muscat, celebrating the 40th year of its excellence, organized two-day long Inter-school Drama Fest on 1st, 2nd June 2015.  Eight Indian Schools from the Sultanate participated unlocking and matching their skills invarious dimensions of theatre arts. The performances were adjudicated by eminent judges from the field of performing arts. On 3rd June 2015, in the Grand Finale, the prize winning drama “Macbeth” was presented before an august audience. The Festival, envisaged promoting integrated development in children and foster optimal development through interactive approaches,provided a unique experience to the pathways of excellence.

IMG-20150603Mr. Talib Mohammed Al Balushi Director, Drama, Oman Radio and Television, Sultanate of Oman was the Chief Guest.Honourable members of the Board of Directors Indian Schools in Oman, Dr.AviratVaishnav President ISM Management Committee, Dr. Aju Koshy Samuel, Coordinator ISM@40 Celebrations, other honorable members of the SMC, Principal Mr. Srinivas K Naidu, Principals from other schools, Vice Principals, Asst. Vice Principals, Members of the Alumni and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The participant schools were: Indian School Darsait, Indian School Al Seeb, Indian School Sur, Indian School Ibri, Indian School Salalah, Indian School Nizwa, Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir and Indian School Muscat.An adaptation of theShakespearean Drama “Macbeth” performed by Indian School Darsait won the first position. The Performance titled “Dysfunctional Dreams” by Indian School Salalah bagged the second position. “Butterflies” and the dramatizationof “The Merchant of Venice” – performances by Indian School Muscat and Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabirrespectively; claimed the third and fourth positions.

Navneet Sunil Nair and Gopika Ganga Nair of Indian School Darsait won the Best Actor and Best Actress Awards respectively for their spellbinding performances in the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The award for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role went to Dawn Roy of Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir and the award for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role was lifted by Juhi Josh of Indian School Salalah.Gurleen Kaur of Indian School Muscat and Femina Siddique of Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir received consolation prizes for their performances in “Butterflies” and “The Merchant of Venice” respectively.

The chief Guest accompanied by Dr. AviratVaishnav, Principal Mr. Srinivas K Naidu and Mr. Deep Wilson Vice Principal Senior Section honoured the young performers and the honourable judges of the Drama Fest. Later Principal honoured the Chief Guest with a memento.

Mrs. Geeta Chauhan Asst. Vice Principal Senior Section and Mr. AklarySajindran Coordinator ISM @40 Drama Fest, did a commendable job in organizing and conducting the entire programme perfectly.  Head Boy AlenJiji Tom proposed Vote of Thanks.

ISM Reunion 40th Year Celebration In Muscat – A Curtain raiser

ism@40jpgThe evening of Thursday, 30th May 2015, saw a crowd of about 200 gathering in the new multipurpose hall of the Indian School Muscat for The ISM Reunion 40th Year Celebration in Muscat, which served as a curtain raiser for the ISM@40 celebrations to be held during the year. A large number of this gathering was the alumni.

The Principal, Mr. Srinivas K. Naidu welcomed the gathering and acknowledged the role of the past Principals in the school growing from strength to strength. Mr. Leo Lobo, an ex-Principal of the school, recalled in his speech that the school started in 1975 with around 120 students and now the strength has gone up many fold. Dr. Avirat Vaishnav, President School Managing Committee spoke about the significance and importance of ALUMNI body in an institution. Dr. Aju Koshy Samuel, an alumnus, and also a member of the School Management Committee, enlightened the gathering, through his presentation about the various events like Photography Exhibition and an Inter School Drama Fest which is scheduled for this and coming month. He also gave information about the various events planned throughout the year to mark the celebration. He also called upon the alumni members all over the world to contribute wholeheartedly to the celebrations.

The gathering was entertained by the Senior Section choir presenting a catchy theme song, composed by the school’s music Teacher, Mr. Savio D’Souza,very aptly titled ISM @ 40 and  DJ Brij, also an alumnus of the school. A rock band of senior section students titled ‘Question Mark’, also entertained the gathering with two rock numbers.