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One Of A Kind

Congratulations to Team DLRC for putting up such a wonderful show! It was absolutely amazing to witness such a lovely display and celebration of talent, creativity and perseverance.

I would like to highlight some of the things that I loved the most. Starting with, the equal participation of facilitators, parents and students made the meet a very unique one. It was a 'community' meet in the true sense; the feeling of oneness blanketed the air. It felt like a family meet - the kids all comfortably sitting on the mats right in front of the stage feeling completely at home. All the acts were well planned and executed. The students did a fantastic job and so did the facilitators. I was amazed to see that some of the performances were majorly driven by the students and were executed with perfection. I'm ecstatic that they were given the opportunity to manage the acts. A big thank you to the facilitators to trust their students.

Another highlight of the meet was the costumes, props and stage set-up. For costumes, the key idea was to make the best use of what was available and rent it only if required. The props were all hand-made by parents, facilitators and students. The set on the stage (the temple, hut, well, etc.) was all made at the campus using available material. In one of the song performances, paint buckets were used as drums which gave a unique flavour to the song. All these little things, which may not matter much to many people, actually made the meet so 'distinctively DLRC'. The notion of 'less can be more' is what the meet proved right. And the best part is that the kids were so proud of it!

Also, I cannot fail to mention the 2-line introduction of all the facilitators given by the Founders. It was heartening to see the entire team on stage. It was such a proud moment! What a wonderful team it is! I also loved the fact that the entire program was well woven around the theme 'folklore'; right from the variety of languages used (English, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese) to the variety in the setting of the various acts; from the diverse cultures touched upon to the theme-appropriate props.

This was our first community meet at DLRC and I must say I was really floored by the event! Kudos to the entire team. So proud of DLRC! Writer: Niki Dedhia

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