By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 17 Oct: Welham Girls’ School will celebrate its 62nd Founders’ Day on 19-20 October. The celebrations spread over two days will include the Annual Sports Meet, Exhibitions, Cultural Productions and much more. The special invitees this year are the ex- Staff Members and Classes celebrating their golden and silver jubilees, the alumnae of 1969 and 1994 batches, respectively. The Chief Guest at the inaugural day will be the renowned film-maker, Alankrita Srivastava. The Founders’ Day celebrations will begin on 19 October with the Annual Sports Meet. The Sports Display will include the March Past, Athletics, Track events, Karate & Aerobics demonstrations by the school students. The programme will conclude with the Prize Distribution Ceremony by the Chief Guest. Abhilasha Bisht, Additional Director General of Police, Telangana State Special Police, will be the Chief Guest. Dr Amrita Dass, the Founder- Director of ICS- International (Institute for Career Studies, Lucknow), a leading educationist and career consultant of India, will hold talks and counseling sessions on ‘Subject Choices and Careers’ especially for parents of class VIII and X. Parent- Teacher Meetings will be held for Classes IX, X and XII. A Hindi Play, Shakuntala, will be staged in the evening. It is a musical based on the renowned Sanskrit poet, Mahakavi Kalidas, ‘Abhijnana Sakuntalam’ or ‘The Recognition of Shakuntala’. The second day will begin with an ‘Exhibition: The Welham Ecosystem’. The Exhibitions this year strive to describe the place that each Welhamite occupies in the Welham Ecosystem. Based on the concept of “Yathapinde, tathabrahmande….”, meaning ‘as is the microcosm, so is the macrocosm’. Parent-Teacher Meetings will be held through the afternoon for ClassesVIII and XI. The Evening Programme will witness ‘Kriti Spandan’: A Dance Drama. The main Founders’ Day programme will begin with Speeches and Prize Distribution. The renowned Film Director and Screenwriter, Alankrita Srivastava will be the Chief Guest. These will be followed by ‘Kriti Spandan’, based on the works of the famous 19th century artist, Raja Ravi Varma, and their relevance in the present context. The celebrations will end with a ‘Bada Khana’ for parents, guests, staff and students, accompanied by the students’ Live Band.