On Sunday, February 13, 2022 Sanskriti Indian School organized and held their 12th Heritage Day, where students came together to celebrate this year’s theme: Indian Dance Forms. Some of the many activities which were a part of this day of celebration, learning, and performing included students presenting folk dance forms they studied, showing off the accessories they designed to wear for their dance, from Culture Class over the past 15 weeks. Their creativity was put on display through their talent and projects, and admired by all of their parents and special guests.
To reflect on the diversity and beauty of India, and all of its various states, students all studied and learned different forms of dance. There was also an art competition and fashion pageant where students had the opportunity to tie in their learning from class to their artistic skills. The parents also had an opportunity to play a small interactive quiz to unlock the new learning that their kids were able to present!
A wide variety of dances were put on for everyone to admire including Garba, Bengali dance, Rajasthani folk dance, Bharatnatyam, Koli dance, Bhangra, Jagar dance, Bihari dance, and more! There was also a great variety of art projects put on display that were created by the students. Students created Ghungroo, Dandiya Sticks, and Odissi headgear to name a few.
A very special thank you to the Livingston Board of Education and Livingston Town Council, for helping Sanskriti Indian School to share its love for teaching the diverse culture of India to our community. This event would also not have been possible without the relentlessly hard working Culture teachers who worked tirelessly to make sure students get the best learning, projects, and exposure to Indian Culture- Visalakshi Vaidyanathan, Prashanthi Kumar, Asha Shettigar, Nithya Venkatesh, Sindhura Reddy