Spectra-cular Sweep by ISB
It rained awards at the ICRF organized Spectra –the annual Painting and drawing competition for the Indian School Bahrain (ISB). Out of 12 individual awards the Indian School has won 7 awards. It was a clean sweep at the award ceremony. Adeeb Kurukathodika and Anuja Anoop ( Riffa campus) from Group I bagged the first and third prize, Madhav R Nair and Keerthana M Parambil of Group 2 bagged the first and third prize. In Group 4 it was a virtual sweep with ISB bagging all the three top spots. Sivkrishnan V Nair, Shwetha Ajay and Fahima Abdul Gafoor won the first, second and third prize respectively. The Rolling trophy of Spectra-2016 was also awarded to ISB. The winners received the trophies from the First Secretary of the Embassy of India, Mrs. Meera Sisodia in a glittering ceremony marking the Grand Finale of Sprectra-2016 on 26-Nov-2016 at the BKS hall. In his congratulatory message the Hon. Chairman of Indian School Mr. Prince S. Natarajan called it as a historic sweep and congratulated all the participants, winners and the trainers from the ISB for this record achievement. The Hon. Secretary Dr. Shemily P John and all other members of the Executive Committee also congratulated the students and staff. The Principal of Isa Town campus Mr. V R Palaniswamy and the Principal of Riffa campus Mr. Sudhir Krishnan congratulated the winners and the teachers. Mrs. Lekha Sasi, the Head of Department of the Art Education department at the Isa Town Campus, who coordinated the event for ISB said that the department is proud of its achievement. She attributed the success not only to the victorious students but also to the other participants, their parents and the art-teachers behind the success namely Mr. Deepak, Mr. Satheesh Paul and Ms. Fahima. She said that the department is proud to have world acclaimed artists like Mr. Satheesh Paul and Mr. Deepak who have been conducting Art Exhibitions at the national and international level. Mr. Satheesh Paul said that the award to students is their motivation to excel. The teachers stated that these are moments which the ISB Art Department will cherish forever. They attributed the success to the team work. The students Sivkrishnan V Nair, Shwetha Ajay and Fahima thanked everyone who supported their creative talents. Madhav and Keerthana said that they are motivated to achieve more because of the award. The competition was tough and emerging victorious in their pool has boosted their confidence. Young prodigies of the ISB Riffa Campus Adeeb Kurukathodika and Anuja Anoop raised their trophies high and expressed profound happiness. Mrs.Pamela Xavier, Vice Principal of the Riffa Campus and Ms. Haseena P Abdullah, the Activity Coordinator of the Riffa campus praised the efforts of the art teachers, Ms. Sheela Roshan and Ms. Zamzama for their valuable contributions. She said that these teachers took concrete steps to promote artistic talents in the junior campus. Mrs. Lekha Sasi, the Department Head opined that along with the academic infrastructure development, ISB should also immediately find ways and means to further develop infrastructure for such budding artists which are in plenty in ISB. Getting selected from ISB itself is a big achievement as there is no dearth of talents in ISB. In recent times the school has been systematically trying to identify non-academic talents too. On the lines of the recently approved “ISB Sports Academy”, the Scouts and Guides activities and the “Junior Band” at Riffa Campus, the school will also venture into specialized training academy for Arts, Cultural and literary activities in the days to come, Hon. Chairman added. The ISB houses such extraordinary talents which can be brought to the fore-front by systematic training and they need advanced infrastructure for world class training, he added.