“If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it…..” beseeching the same was the common spirit among the students and teachers of Atmiya Vidya Mandir on this Saturday evening(3rd July 2010) as they were enjoying the first ever solo singing contest: Star Voice Of AVM.
After the audition and elimination round amongst 500 students, 12 best singers from all four houses were selected to perform with their inherent talent in singing. Mantavya Patel of Class XI and Tarak Trivedi of Class II played genial hosts for the evening, keeping the audience entertained with their witty comments and quick repartees.
The programme began with lighting of the auspicious lamp and pujan of Thakorji. The budding singers went on to enthrall the audience with their well-tuned performances.
The prayer hall resonated with claps and cheers as this most exciting and first inter-house competition for 2010-11 began in Atmiya Vidya Mandir. The first performance was an enchanting folk song by Utsav of I Std from Satyam House, it was followed by yet another amazing song by little master Megh from 3rd Std of Shivam House. Next was a captivating song sung by Nirav from IV Std of Sundaram House. Nishkam from I Std who represented Suhradam House was next on the stage who captivated the audience with his touching song.
Then the excitement among the audience shifted to a different mood as the senior group took over the stage. Raj from Class 8 of Satyam House allured the audience with his melodious song “Aakhon mein teri”. The teachers, judges, hostel staff and other fans of great singer Mukesh were gratified by the lovely song of Mukesh “Kahin dur jab din dhal jaye..” sung by Yogin of Std7. Atmiya Vidya Mandir is graced with some rare talent. Parag of 6th Std is one of them. He thrilled the entire Atmiya pariwar who was present there with his mesmerizing bhajan “Prasad ma aape Hari” Akshay of 7th Std from Shivam House carried away the audience to a patriotic feeling with his enthralling song “Aisa desh hai mera".
The audience’s joy knew no bounds when they found Viraj from 9th Std of Satyam House singing a famous song of Shaan “Tanha Dil ,Tanha safar…”. The charm of the music was increasing as the contest was approaching towards its end. The next was enrapturing folk song “Rangilo Maro Dholna…” sung by Dimple of XI Std (Science Stream). There were lots of hooting .cheering on his song but Meherzan of Std 8 from Sundaram House unplugged the thrill of the audience and solemnity descended as he sung a sentimental song “Meri Maa”.
Last but not the least was an amazing song “Har ghadi badal rahi hai …….”by Ashish of XI(Science)from Suharadam House. Before the judges announced the result the audience had enjoyed melodious performance by Atmiya Vidya Mandir’s talented singer Samyak Varia of Class X. He crooned some latest numbers and delighted everybody.
The distinguished judges were the eminent personalities from music world. Mr Jay Nayak and Miss Nayak , both of them are excellent singers and have records of working with renowned personalities of music field. They were very keen to notice the intricacies of singing attempted by each contestant and they also gave valuable suggestion to each one of them. The audience was so captivated with the prevailing performances that they cheered all the singers no matter whichever house they belonged to!
When the judges came to announce the result, they added zing with their rocking melodies. The shimmering colorful décor of the stage set the right mood of gaiety and joy. Sundaram House stood first with 30.5 points and the others were at a close finish. Though the programme ended but the mellifluous impact of music remains long-lasting among Atmiya Parivar.
Written by: Seema Madam