The Aga Khan Education Service, Bangladesh (AKESB), which operates The Aga Khan School, Dhaka, continued its silver jubilee celebrations with the Annual Cultural Show and Art Exhibition on February 13, 2014, coinciding with Pahela Falgun, at AKSD’s Senior Campus in Uttara in the capital.
Falling every year in the beginning of spring, the Cultural Show kicked off with Bangla songs and dance. As the month of Falgun brings new leaves and budding flowers in the trees, the day began with the budding talents in Playgroup to Grade 5, singing Bangla nursery rhymes, reciting poetry, performing classical dance and Rabindra Sangeet. The morning session ended with a showcase of different types of dances to embrace diversity.
The Art Exhibition was launched at mid-day showcasing the submissions of the Silver Jubilee Art Competition with the theme “My School, My World”, where the finalists received certificates from the Head of Education, Ms. Nicola Sum. The Art Exhibition also showcased the artworks of the talented faculty and staff of the school. The second half of the Cultural Show highlighted the many talents from the students of Grades 6-12, ranging from classical dance, modern dance, a Tagore remix and live band performance from the winners of the Battle of the Bands competition.