The grand inauguration of the highly anticipated international cultural festival, Creo 2023, took place amidst vibrant celebrations at Nehru World School Ghaziabad. The event commenced on August 24th, 2023, within the school premises. The ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of Ms. Susan Holmes, the school’s Executive Teacher, Mr. KP Singh, Director of the institution, and distinguished jury members.
In her welcoming address, Head Teacher Ms. Susan Holmes extended her heartfelt greetings to the assembled guests. She conveyed, “Today, I extend a warm welcome and my profound gratitude to all the participating students, teachers, and schools. It is through endeavors like these that resourcefulness finds its wings to soar.”
Spanning an entire month, this dynamic festival unfolded across both online and offline realms, including the presentation of meticulously crafted recorded videos, with submission deadlines extending until August 7th. The festival’s online segment, comprising international and national level competitions, unfolded from August 21st to August 23rd. The excitement transitioned to the school premises for the offline competitions scheduled from August 24th to August 26th, 2023.
Diverse and extensive, Creo 2023 drew participation from 3275 students representing 135 schools, hailing from both domestic and international arenas. These spirited contestants engaged across 54 categories of competition. The event spectrum encompassed art and craft, photography, environment and technology, oratory, music-dance, creativity, mathematics, and history. A curated mix of competitive, non-competitive, and blended competitions added to the festival’s multifaceted essence.
The inaugural day of offline competitions saw fervent participation from students representing educational institutions in Delhi, Gurugram, Bulandshahr, Ghaziabad, Noida, Amritsar, and the broader National Capital Region (NCR). Notably, Nehru World School, the gracious host of the event, fostered a competitive spirit among its students while embracing the ethos of camaraderie by pledging to share accolades and honors with the succeeding school.
Among the illustrious names participating in the festival are Invictis International School Amritsar, Seth Anandram Jaipuria, Khaitan School, Private International School Abu Dhabi, D. L. F. Sahibabad, J. K. G. International School, New Era Public School, G. D. Goenka, Greenfield, Silver Bells School, Sunvalley International School, The D.P.S.G. Meerut Road Chabildas, A.K. Children Academy, Salwan Public School, D.P.S. International School, New Rainbow Public School, Renaissance School Bulandshahr, St. Xavier’s School, Balbharti Public School, D.P.S.G. Pretty Penguin School Modinagar, Prarambh, Rose Bell Public School, St. Xavier’s High School, among several others.
Reflecting on the occasion, Mr. Arunabh Singh, the school’s Director, highlighted the essence of such programs in providing a robust platform for the burgeoning adolescent generation. He expressed, “These events are conduits for our youth to shine, to embody their creative personas, and to unleash their introverted talents.”