6 November 2014

Parents Commemoration Day 2014 (Feb 26, 2014)

Resource Academia Middle and Senior School staged its Parents\\' Commemoration Day on February 26, 2014 at Al-Hamrah, the Mall. The students paid a commendable tribute to their parents and reflected a well-rounded learning tradition. The Head Boy, Mohammad Zaid Bin Zafar and the Head Girl, Syeda Alizah Hassan hosted the program. Recitation of verses from the Quran was followed by the National Anthem. The Principal, Ms. Jamila John welcomed the parents and appreciated the effort made by the students and staff members in putting together such a wonderful programme.

The Stone Soup, the opening play by Class 4, presented an old folk tale in which some shrewd hungry travellers outwit the selfish villagers who refuse to give them food. Pretending to make a stone soup, they manipulate the villagers and take all the ingredients from them. Touched by an Alien, also by Class 4, told the story of some space explorers who hold some aliens captive and want them to sign the Galaxy Confederation Charter. Both plays were presented by the youngest students at the school!

Bashira Challa London by Class 5 took the audience into a village home. This play portrayed the fascination of our people, particularly villagers, in travelling to London. The humorous but satirical play told the story of Bashira, the main character of this play. He manipulates his father into selling off his land and pays two fraudulent travel agents for a visa and ticket. Ironically, he ends up in jail for a fake visa! The Peacock Dance by Class 5 students was as pleasing aesthetically as it was musically. Dressed in vibrant green outfits and peacock feathers, the elegant movements of the girls had everyone completely enthralled.

An adaptation of a story by renowned Urdu writer, Ismat Chughtai, Kaam Chor told the story of an average middle class household within our society, where the entire family lives together. As the father nears his retirement age, he tries to cut down on household expenses. The result, chaos! The children are too irresponsible and do not realize the harsh realities of life. The very talented Class 6 students displayed an excellent performance. Another remarkable performance by Class 6 was King Arthur and the Witch. The audience was taken back into the medieval times of King Arthur, when his best friend Sir Gwain stood in deadly peril. To save his friend, King Arthur agreed to marry an evil witch!

Ebony Scrooge, a successful restaurant owner in the play A Christmas Carol believes in over-charging his customers and underpaying his employees. He learns a lesson when he is visited by ghosts from the past, present and future, who remind him of the importance of sharing and giving. Presented by Class 7, the play had the audience completely engrossed. The Goblin Market, enacted by Class 7, told the story of two sisters who lived on the edge of a forest inhabited by evil goblins. One of the sisters falls prey to the goblins’ plot to taste their magical fruits. The other sister risks going into the goblins’ midst returns successfully with magic fruit juice for her sister, which helps her to recover. The play ends on a happy note and they both live happily ever after!

Order, Order! Adalat Ka Kamrah transported the audience into a court room. The sophisticated lawyers and judges spoke their dialogues to perfection and exhibited the way in which courts reach their decisions. Performed by Class 7 and 8, the students did an excellent job. The tale of the Millionaire Miser is a Buddhist folktale based in the 5th century AD. The story revolves around Sakka, the King of Heaven and a Buddhist version of the Hindu God Indra. Class 8 presented this very interesting story.

The grand finale was a musical Umeed-e-Sahar by students of Class 8, O1 and O2, who put together a spectacular performance. Although presented in an innovative manner, the play was based on our everyday characters that face difficulties due to religious and social issues. The audience was completely captivated by the classical Turk dance performance!

Alongside the main performances, the fillers successfully captivated the audience\\\\\'s interest. A Sitar Recital by the very talented siblings, Abeeha and Numair, transported the audience to a pleasingly peaceful mood. The Wake and Shake aerobics display was pleasantly invigorating. A melodious rendition of the song Main Bhi Daikhoon Ga was much applauded. The poem Hamdardi was enacted beautifully. The Clap Dance displayed brilliant coordination by O2 boys who created music and rhythm simply with their synchronized hand and foot movements. Natawan Pehlwan was a hilarious display of the pomp and glory displayed by a supposed ‘pehlwan’! The Leotard Dance by O1 and O2 girls was a dazzling display of illusion created by the black and white in the performers’ outfits and their fascinatingly orchestrated dance moves! Shazia Gaa Mian gave a lovely display of her musical expertise with a beautiful keyboard performance.


The Parents Day performances exhibited the skills and talent of the participants and organizers simultaneously. There was a variety of colours, an assortment of sounds, and a careful blend of entertainment and sombreness. The fabulous backdrops and props by the Art teacher, Ms. Uzaira Humayun added grandeur to the show. The Parents Day was a remarkable success due to the coordinated efforts of the students, the teachers and the Academic Coordinators, Ms. Humaira Tariq and Ms. Samira Butt.