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Fountainhead School celebrated 1st World Yoga Day..!

On this beautiful day of Sunday where world was all set to celebrate its first ever "Yoga Day", our few students of Grade 12 took this initiative of calling FS parents, staff and others at Fountainhead School to perform Yoga under the direction of Akhil Gujarati, an efficient Yoga instructor at FS.

Under the morning glory of light and cool breeze all our performers enjoyed turning and twisting their body in this beautiful session.
Happiness and relaxation were few of the emotions experienced and seen on everybody's face.

Yoga just not make us flexible and healthy but also brings calmness and emotional stability to our mind, body and soul. A few glimpses of the yoga session. (12 photos)
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It was a memorable experience for most people in the audience to have Dr. N. Rajam - a renowned violinist who specializes in Hindustani Classical music conduct a concert which was more of a lecture-cum-demonstration. This event was organized under the aegis of SPIC MACAY Surat Chapter. Dr. N. Rajam, who is the recipient of many accolades including the Padmashree and the Padmabhushan, presented her renditions on violin beginning with the bhajan "Raghupati Raghav Rajaram" and in no time was able to grab the attention of youngsters from Grade 5 through her tunes. She then went on to play a short piece on Raga Bageshree and then went on to play two more bhajans - Payo ji maine and Vaishnav Jana tau. She was accompanied by Shri Pravin Shinde on Tabla with whom she demonstrated the popular "sawaal - jawaab" i.e. the dialogue between the violin and the tabla.

Dr. Rajam paused at various points through out her recital to explain the nuances of Indian Classical Music to the students and interacted with them regarding how Indian music allows artists to improvise on the spot, the importance of silence and variations in the volume adds to the expressions in music and so on. She also answered a plethora of questions tossed by our Inquirers and catered to their "however simple" questions. The students were exposed to certain lesser known facts about violin such as how Indian music was developed on a Western instrument like violin, that the bow of the violin is made up of horse hair and how she prefers to refrain from fusing Indian classical music with Western classical music.

It is believed to be a great learning experience for all present, especially the students of Grade 5 who deserve a lot of kudos for being such a wonderful audience. The students presented the artists with an artistic greeting card created by them and their own artworks as mementos. A good number of teachers enjoyed the performance as well.

We hope to have many more similar events in the future and hope to include more number of students and teachers to come and enjoy those. (30 photos)
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