16th Ryan International Children’s Festival that had kicked off on 13th December with a grand curtain raiser ceremony at Talkatora Stadium, Delhi has been a celebration of cultures and togetherness with over 15,000 students from over 20 countries participating in it.
The theme of the festival this year is ‘Generation Equal’. The spotlight is on gender equality and stereotypes that exist in societies around the world. Predefined roles for boys and girls, are limiting children to develop their full potential. The festival aims to break such stereotypes and empower students to follow their passion. The festival gives Indian students a change to host, perform and interact with children from all around the world.
The festival was graced by the presence of Hon’ble Lok Sabha Speaker, Shri. Om Birla on the 14th of December, who was the Chief Guest for the event. His esteemed presence added to the grandeur of the ongoing extravaganza.
Congratulating the Ryan Group on this event, Shri Om Birla, said, “I get energized looking at the generation of today and I am confident that they will be effective leaders of tomorrow. I congratulate Dr. Grace Pinto for organizing such a grand event which gives opportunities for understanding cultures across the world. Dr. Pinto has dedicated her life for education and has worked tirelessly for it. Ryan schools provide not just outstanding academics but also a strong moral foundation and values, and these students will do very well in the future. Let us all together build a new India, a strong India!”
Madam Grace Pinto, MD, Ryan Group expressed her heartfelt gratitude to Hon’ble Speaker for gracing the festival with his presence and appreciating all the endeavours and contribution made by the Ryan Group to education.
The spellbinding program of Three hours consisted of various dance performances and choirs by over 1,000 students of the Ryan International Schools. There were ballets, choirs, energetic dances, a unqiue sports choir, a love choir and even one on science!
The highlight of the show was the highly charged and acrobatic dances from the Russina group, Happy Childhood. The suite consisted of Kalinka, the Tatat National Dance, Kazachok (pair dance), Dzhigits (dances with skipping ropes) and the folk dance ‘Barynya’. These were done under the guidance and choreography of their Director, Svetlana Ishkuzina. The group has performed in several countries including Poland, Germany, Finland, Turkey, Czech Republic and of course India.
Visiting countries were all thrilled with the experience. While expressing her excitement, Thelma Zaldívar, a student delegate from, Axioma Teatro, Paraguay said, “This is such an amazing opportunity that I have, I feel really grateful for traveling to a country as big as India and having the honor to represent my country and show my culture, and I am very excited to know other cultures too.”
About Ryan International Group of Institutions:- Ryan Group was started in 1976 by the visionary educationists Dr. A. F. Pinto, Chairman and Mrs. Grace Pinto, Managing Director. With the strategic vision to spread quality affordable education across India, the group has established over 137 schools, serving over 270,000 students, guided by the philosophy of ‘Excellence in Education and All-Round Development’. The schools provide a safe and stimulating environment focused on child-centered excellence. Modern learning tools and a range of enrichment activities are integrated into the curriculum. The goal is to develop global citizens: self-confident individuals who contribute to communities, believe in tolerance & accountability and engage life with well-developed emotional and spiritual quotients.