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Letter from Fr. Francis Peter S.J.

The ‘trans creation’ of Tagore’s famed Kabuliwala staged by you yesterday is no cotton candy; it is a beating heart that laid bare in 90 minutes,a long, arduous preparation in a burst of songs, tableaux with such realistic props, dances in period costumes and dialogues in multiple languages.

 

The performance enthralls the audience with a strong message of hope, of harmony, a vision of the possible -of a ‘world without walls’at a time when there is no peace in the world, and hatred mocks the song of peace on earth, goodwill to men! The play captures the underlying deep spirituality, the common sacred core enshrined by the different religions. Yes another world is possible, is the message the packed audience take home.

“Kabuliwala - O - Kabuliwala ! What’s there in your bag ?  Elephants !” 

This eternal tale of the friendship between a precocious little girl and a gigantic Pathan with a golden heart has enthralled readers for generations.
In ‘The Kabuliwala - an adaption’  we shall explore the deep human emotions and the evolving human relationships that form the theme of Tagore’s story.

What made the Kabuliwala leave his home in the hills and come down to an alien country year after year ? Was it only to earn a few rupees or were there some deeper bonds that tugged at him ? What did Mini the little girl see in the huge hulk ? What was the thread of bonding which saw this unique friendship between the two ?

Rehman entices Mini with dry fruits and savories. Her father is anxious that he has not paid for them.

What was going on with the family of the Kabuliwala back in Afghanistan while he was languishing in jail ? Did he get to finally see his own daughter ? Did she also shy away from him like Mini did ? Is a Muslim father any different from a Hindu father ? Does a Muslim father not suffer the pain and anguish that a Hindu father does ?

Our play will explore all this and more , through a dance and music combination.

We shall strive to showcase Indian culture , evolving relationships and communal harmony.

ADMISSION FORM FOR OTHER SCHOOLS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY ON THE MENTIONED DATES.

COST OF FORM : Rs.500/- TO BE PAID ONLINE.

FOR OTHER SCHOOLS BETWEEN 1st Feb, 2019 - 10th Feb, 2019.

(Admission closed for LOYOLA SCHOOL STUDENTS)

 

IMPARTING EDUCATION THE IGNATIAN WAY 

Jesuit Education has always been a trend setter all over the world. It is recognized, appreciated and emulated for the unique way in which it helps transform a student and prepares him or her for work that promotes the common good, while allowing that student to discern his or her vocation in life. This personal transformation in turn leads to societal transformation thereby achieving the larger aim of creating a better world for all. Teachers in Jesuits schools are not mere instructors. They are facilitators and friends,  counselors and confidants, mentors and motivators.

The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, the philosophy of teaching in Jesuit Institutions, aims at personality development, wholesome growth, and nurturing the children to bloom into men and women for others, people of competence, conscience and compassion who will carve a niche for themselves in the world. Based on the five Principals of Context, Experience, Action, Evaluation and Reflection it nurtures teacher student relationship and encourages innovation in a climate of academic freedom. In Jesuit schools, teachers teach students, not subjects. Children are encouraged to  think critically, reason analytically, solve problems and communicate clearly – these soft skills or core skills being the focus of our teaching.

So…. Welcome to Loyola and see the magic for yourself ! 

Fr Pius Fernandes S.J.

Principal

 

On 17th November 2018, Abhinav Mishra of Std. X participated in the ASISC DEBATE at the national level in the Junior Category. The event was hosted by St. Joseph's School, Hyderabad at the Ramoji Film City. Abhinav Mishra was declared the best speaker for the topic ," Celebrities are bad role models."

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