UTSAV 2018 - TANA BANA
Delhi Public School, Lava celebrated its Annual Day – UTSAV 2018 on 22 nd December with
exuberance and joy.
Dr. Pramod M. Padole, Director VNIT, Nagpur was the Chief Guest for the evening. The
benevolent presence of the trustee Mr. Ashok Agarwala and the Director, Mr. Gautam
Rajgarhia made the occasion memorable. The special invitees, the members of the press and
the parents of the students were an august audience.
The programme began with a melodious prayer sung by the school choir. The auspicious lamp
was lit by the dignitaries. The principal of the school, Ms. Anupuma Sagdeo, presented the
Annual Report and apprised the audience of the achievements of the school.
Dr. Padole, the Chief Guest, asked the students to learn not just the three R’s at school. They
should, he said, learn teamwork, sportsmanship; learn to lead, to respect the views of others
and also the values and ethics of life.
UTSAV 2018 presented ‘TANA BANA’ – THE GLORIOUS SAGA OF Indian textiles. ‘Tana Bana’ was
the story of the warp and weft of the fabric of Indian ethos. It began in 2500 BC in
Mohenjodaro and Harappa and continues till date. Indian textiles have a glorious past and a
The audience was spellbound by ‘Tana Bana’ – an entertaining and thought provoking potpourri
of dance, drama and music. Students presented Bihu, Sattriya and Manipuri dances; the dervish
dance, a folk dance from Vidarbha, and several contemporary dance forms completed the
The weavers of India have been weaving dreams in tapestries and cloth on their looms.
Handloom is our legacy, our identity. Khadi is not just a vastra it is a vichaar.
‘Tana Bana’ reiterated Mahatma Gandhi’s belief that the warp and the weft of Khadi is what
will bind, strengthen and empower us. The Charkha has the power to spin self reliance,
prosperity and peace. What a befitting tribute to the Father of the Nation in the year we are
celebrating his 150 th birth anniversary!