– Over 9,000 students from across India participated in the virtual fest
MUMBAI, India, Dec. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — VIBGYOR Group of Schools virtually hosted the grand finale of the 12th edition of Viva, its annual inter-school cultural festival yesterday. Broadcast online and on VIBGYOR’s social media channels, the gala featured stunning performances by Poorbi Mukherjee, Angel Yadav, Aftab Desai, Nora Varma, Swara Athavale, Jerusha Thomas, Shrinika Purohit, Harshada Bandal, Soumya Srivastava, Arvind Iyenger, Tanmay Shintre, Swonshuta Dash, Anushka Pawar, Ravi Dhage, Preeti Mallapurkar and Prakhyati Srivastava.
Over 9,000 students from schools across the country participated in the month-long extravaganza. The esteemed panel of judges included actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, music composer and producer Pranay Pradhan, choreographer Anjali Kukreja, and actress Rameshwari Vaishapayan.
Congratulating the winners and participants at the grand finale, Kavita Sahay Kerawalla, Vice Chairperson, VIBGYOR Group of Schools said, “Connecting the dots with our experiences makes for great stories, and the successful 12th edition of Viva has lived up to its reputation of being a bag full of enriching and joyous stories. This year, we provided students with a virtual platform to showcase their creativity, originality and innovative spirit, and we are proud to say that each one of them shone through. Undeterred by the constraints imposed by the pandemic, Viva participants outdid themselves spectacularly, to help us put together a memorable event. We conceived Viva with the intent of encouraging all the participants to foster skills, establish connections, and create unforgettable experiences. We will continue our efforts to help young children blossom into creative, knowledgeable and independent thinkers who express themselves boldly and confidently.”
Congratulating the finalists and winners, actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, one of the judges of competitions said, “I have witnessed Viva grow exponentially over the years. It is successfully providing students from across India, a platform to connect, compete and grow. It’s an honour to be on the panel of judges for the grand finale of this high-energy mega competition.”
Participants from Vadodara, Surat, Kolhapur, Lucknow, Gurugram, Coimbatore, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Pune competed in qualifying and knockout rounds. The finalists in each of the below three categories participated in the grand finale:
- Voice of Viva- Indian and western singing competition
- Swing N Swirl Solo competition
- Viva Nova- Boys and girls personality competition
The winners of VIVA 2020 were as follows:
|Name of the winner||Category|
|Jerusha Thomas||Voice of Viva (Western)|
|Angel Yadav||Voice of Viva (Indian)|
|Tanmay Shintre||Viva Nova (Boy)|
|Anushka Pawar||Viva Nova (Girl)|
|Harshada Bandal||Swing N Swirl Solo|
The finale ended with a vote of thanks by Mr. Shim Mathew, director, academic operations, VIBGYOR. Winners received cash prizes and trophies.