Musical on Emperor Ashoka leaves students, guests at Ridge Valley School spellbound

ANI | Updated: Oct 16, 2017 18:13 IST

Gurgaon (Haryana) [India], Oct.16 (ANI): Going down the annals of history, Gurgaon's Ridge Valley School were given a cultural treat through a musical based on Emperor Ashoka at an annual day function held here over the weekend.

The musical saga - Ashoka, the Changemaker recounted the legend of King Ashoka who underwent a metamorphosis after witnessing the annihilation he had caused during the Kalinga War and turned towards the path of Buddhism, denouncing war and submitting himself to the service of mankind.

The show highlighted the self-transformation of Ashoka, delicately nudging the audience to take a leaf out of history and to make a similar change in themselves in order to make the Earth a better place to live in.

The guests were treated to a visual delight as they strolled into the venue- Pratibimbh - the Annual Art exhibition, showcasing the intricately done art work by the students with material mostly picked up from the junk yard.

An impressive slate of distinguished guests graced the occasion, including the school Chairman Ajit Sirohi.

Exchange students from Poland also joined the event as part of Ridge Valley's Student Cultural Exchange Program.

The show opened to Nirmaan- a stirring orchestral performance by budding musicians. Students invoked and celebrated Nature, bringing to fore the Sustainable Developmental Goals put forth by the United Nations.

The little ones implored one and all to save our rivers and joined in with thousands across India Rallying for Rivers.

The audience revelled in the exalted performances by the students. Perfectly co-ordinated dance performances, electrifying light and sound effects and the seamless flow of the programme left the audience spellbound!

Principal Guneet Ohri said the cause of world development and peace was indispensable in today's day and age; and no better platform to spread the message across than through the next generation themselves.

She summed it up in the words of Lord Buddha-It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell. (ANI)

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