Colorable-Annual Day Pallavavanjali Institute for Actualization of Individual Potential by Krishna Das
At the very onset I must tell you, do not expect a spectacular show, here the focus remained on students learning. It is they who ideated their theme, dialogues, and colours and with the help of teachers and parents this is what resulted, simple, yet touching.
It is amazing how the last one year of pandemic have transformed learning and taken it to a different level. Yes, there are many cons into the same number of pros. But let’s just concentrate on our pros. Technology has never been appreciated as much. The human mind is unique and how quickly we adapted to new ways of online teaching. From the beginning we had decided that we would not miss any activities because it is difficult to do them online. Innovative ways were developed, be it occupational therapy, physical education, exposure visits, internships, celebrations of events and now the celebration of our Annual day is an example of that.
Our theme this year’s annual day is colours. What is life without colours? Colours play an exceptionally prominent role in our lives. They influence our thinking, inspire our decision-making, and impact our moods. Every colour has a story to tell, every colour denotes different emotions. Keeping to this our students have chosen different colours through which they will present their act before you.
Pre-internship Students: Colour Green- Story in the Jungle
Uniqueness and diversity are the amalgamated aspect of mother nature.
A person can find this extraordinary diversity and harmony of nature as a sign of miraculous power. Appreciating our own uniqueness and living in accordance with nature is the mantra for a content and happy life.
Representing this message pre-interns bring before you the play ‘Harmony with Nature’. This is the story of animals but we humans can associate with the same. Emphasizing on colour green which symbolizes growth, harmony and freshness. The setting is in the green jungle with animals.
Our 18+ Career Training Students
Orange is their colour for energy, fun, adventure and all things exciting. Students started the Orange Journey with exploring various colours and what they depict through the family theme.
While giving each family member a colour based on their attributes, the students processed and expressed the personalities of their family members through the mediums of Visual Arts and Words (written and spoken).
Then they decided to present their Orange person, especially all the fun they have with the “Orange of their Eye”! They prepared an energy filled dance performance. They learnt the dance moves and taught the same to their Orange candy. Together, they had an awesome party! Let’s enjoy!
L3 Colour White:
White signifies a true balance of all colours. A refreshing mix of positive and negative attributes, the colour white resurrects various feelings. From hope and joy to discouragement and sadness, the colour white reminds us that all of our emotions are valid. Inspiring awe, intrigue, and enchantment, the colour white speaks no evil, hears no evil, and sees no evil. With that positivity and the energy from the colour orange this is what they created.
The PIAIP Band
At a personal level I have been passionate about creating a Pallavanjali band for years, and Aniket and Arul from the American Embassy School came by full of enthusiasm, sensitivity and love for the cause of special needa and together we created INAYAT the Pallavanjali band. Both are high school students at the American embassy school. They have been equally excited to help us with every aspect of producing the video as you see it. Without their complete support this would not have been possible, specially doing it online.
I must also mention keeping to Pallavanjali’s ethos of inclusivity, this is an example of inclusiveness in all aspects. Students of the American Embassy School and PIAIP Institute have created this together. Innumerable hours were spent recording and re-recording, and arranging everything. A big shout out for or parents to have spent so much time in the evening meeting and jamming with everyone.