MANAMA: Aryabhata House emerged as the overall champions in the Indian School Bahrain (ISB) Youth Festival Tarang 2019 which concluded with a glittering grand finale at the school campus in Isa Town on Thursday. Aryabhata House won the overall championship with 1806 points in the hotly contested youth festival.
Vikram Sarabhai House which got 1666 points is the runners-up. JC Bose House with 1559 points bagged the third prize while CV Raman House which got 1400 points was placed in the fourth position in the youth festival.Indian School Class IX student Devisree Sumesh who belongs to the Aryabhata House won the coveted Kalaratna award with 72 points. The Kalashri award was won by Class X student Athulkrishna Gopakumar with 59 points. Athulkrishna belongs to the JC Bose House.Following students emerged as the Group Champions in different levels: Anagha Sreedharan Lal (Level A – 58 Points-JC Bose House ), Sneha Muralidharan ( Level B- 54 Points-VSB House ), Krishna Rajeevan Nair( Level C -61 points-CVR House), Shreya Muralidharan (Level D- 46 Points-VSB House ). Following students won the House Star Awards: Rudra Rupesh Aiyer (VSB House -52 Points), Sannidhyu Chandra (CV Raman-32 Points), Jeon Biju Manakkal (JC Bose-50 Points) , Nandana Rathna Pradeep (Aryabhata- 56 Points).
The overall championship trophies were distributed in the colorful ceremony held at the Jashanmal auditorium of the school. Principal VR Palaniswamy welcomed the gathering. ISB Chairman Prince S Natarajan who presided the function, declared overall championship and Kalaratna and Kalashri awards. Chief Guest Ministry of Labour Assistant Undersecretary for Labour Affairs Ahmed J Al Haiki, Guests of Honour Santy Excavation and Construction Managing Director R Ramesh and BKG Holding SPC/Qatar Engineering Laboratory Chairman and General Manager KG Baburajan distributed the trophies to the champions. Head Teacher Activities Sreekanth S presented the youth festival report. ISB well-wisher S.Mohankumar was presented a memento. ISB Hon. Secretary Saji Antony gave vote of thanks. Asst. Secretary Premalatha NS, EC Members Adv. Binu Mannil Varughese, Mohammad Khursheed Alam, Rajesh MN,Ajayakrishnan V , Saji George,Deepak Gopalakrishnan, Riffa Campus Principal Pamela Xavier and Staff Representative Johnson K. Devassy, community leaders S Inayadulla, Soman Baby and Boban Idiculla attended the ceremony.
Prize winning Folk Dance, Arabic Dance Cinematic Dance and Western Dance were presented. Earlier the programme started with the national anthems of Bahrain and India followed by the reading of verses from the Holy Quran , lighting of the lamp and school prayer.