The annual day of SBA titled Cornucopia 2016 was held on 18th December, 2016. A Greek word, ‘cornucopia’ means a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers, and nuts. It is a symbol of abundance and nourishment. The annual day could not have been more aptly titled as it was filled with abundance of entertainment and a sense of celebration epitomising the excellent year at SBA.
The day commenced with the auspicious lighting of the lamp, by our Principal, the Headmaster, the CAD and other teachers. This was followed by the investiture of the new cabinet and oath-taking ceremony by the members of the newly elected cabinet. Subsequently, awards were presented in various categories including the subject topper, grade topper, leadership, and best orator.
The parent-teacher meetings followed soon, along with the art and photography exhibition, which was followed by lunch. Post-lunch, the audience was apprised by various speakers including the principal about the various platforms of exposure and growth, both internationally and nationally which the school had explored in the past year. The parents in the audience were extremely pleased to hear about the achievements and accolades that their children had obtained in the past year.
The Srishti orchestra, which had the opportunity to perform in front of packed audiences in Germany and Holland, then cast a spell over the audience with their soulful music. This was followed by a choir which ventured into a new genre of music — Banaras Gharana. They enthralled the audience with the rendition of their piece, which was a blend of four light classical forms —Kajri, Hori,Dadri, and Chaiti. The momentum was carried forward by the English play —"The Emperor's New Clothes" which was impeccably enacted by our young actors from fifth to eighth grade.
The group dance performances were equally entertaining as was the performance by the school rock band, The Blaze. The ultimate event was the fashion show, where the 12th graders, along with a few of the alumni, set the ramp on fire with their fashionable wardrobe and stylish looks.
Cornucopia 2016 as an event was successful in presenting the achievements and talents that SBA possessed. It was not only an evening to remember, but one to savour and cherish for a lifetime.