SRINAGAR: Delhi Public School Srinagar celebrated ‘World Heritage Day’ on Wednesday.
The celebrations were detailed and included carefully thought out performances to celebrate the heritage of the state, and to create awareness about it.
A traditional prayer in Kashmiri commenced the celebrations followed by the traditional Kashmiri theatrical practice of Ladishah, which aimed at making the audience aware about the importance of heritage and its preservation.
A traditional dance ceremony of ro’uf, added to the festivity. Anumber of other events including dance, singing and flag show marked the celebrations.
The assembly was attended by the Pro Vice Chairman Vijay Dhar, Kiran Dhar, Principal Alistair R A Freese, the Vice Principal, Shafaq Afshan, academic incharges and teachers.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal Alistair R A Freese highlighted that maintaining links with heritage was important for preservation of culture. “Students must remain connected to their heritage to retain their identity as inhabitants of the state,” he said.
The pro-vice chairman stated that the school will encourage students at every step to revive and restore the glorious heritage of the valley. “Education is not merely an academic process but connecting students with the society and their culture,” he added.