By OUR STAFF REPORTER
MUSSOORIE, 10 Sep: The Annual Cultural Extravaganza, ‘Milestone’, was organised at St George’s College, here, on 9 September, and hosted over 580 participants from 16 schools in and around Uttarakhand.
At the Opening Ceremony, Brother Superior PU George; Principal Brother Ramesh Amalanathan; Vice Principal Brother Shaju Thomas; Sports Secretary Brother Isidore Tirkey, Cultural Coordinator Deepali Ballabh lit the Lamp of Prayer. Chief Guest Tejasvi Singh Ahlawat, declared the fest open. The opening address was delivered by Deepali Ballabh, who welcomed the guests, escort teachers and participants.
Tejasvi Singh Ahlawat is an acclaimed actor, nature and trekking enthusiast. In her address to the gathering, she lauded the school for organising the event as a platform for artistic pursuits.
Milestone 2023 was a kaleidoscope of colour and vibrant action with events like Music, Choreography, Photography, Videography, Art, Modeling, etc., judged by an eminent panel of experts in various fields.
The highlights of the day were the spectacular performances in music and dance. The judges expressed their amazement at the level of talent displayed at the fest and said that platforms like Milestone are required to encourage the youth to aspire to greater levels of accomplishment.
Dharmesh Yelande, Dancer, Choreographer and Television Personality presided over the Closing Ceremony as the Chief Guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Yelande applauded the efforts of the students and said that platforms like Milestone encourage the spirit of teamwork and talent.
The results were announced at the end of the day. Unison World School emerged Champions of Milestone 2023, while the Runners Up was Mount St Mary’s School, Delhi.
Congratulating the winners as well as all the participants, Principal Brother Ramesh Amalanathan expressed his sincere gratitude to the principals of local and district schools for their continued support and active participation in Milestone, year after year. Appreciating the level of talent displayed during the fest, the Principal said that it is such platforms that encourage students to develop confidence, a sense of teamwork and collaboration and the will to create a better world through art and music.
In the vote of thanks, Rudrartha Rana of Class 12 expressed his heartfelt appreciation to all the escort teachers and participants, the various departments of St George’s College and the senior Manorites for the collaboration in making the fest truly successful.