MET Rishikul Vidyalaya lays a strong and equal emphasis on academics and co-curricular activities. Of the eight hours, four hours is dedicated to extra-curricular activities during which academics is taught through the play-way method. All through the year, the skillful teachers carefully identify the aptitudes of the children and accordingly build up a plan to develop that. The final results of these efforts are showcased during Anandvan – the Annual Day of MRV. The biggest attraction is that Anandvan celebrations are coloured with a variety of performances beyond the regular song and dance affair.
Anandvan 2012, the story conveys messages from the perspective of Dorothy, who is a loving and caring child. The plot is an ethical commentary on love, peace and harmony and includes references to locations, events, characters and situations. The objective behind this musical drama is to help people understand that they should be helpful and compassionate and live their lives on the principles of humility and gratitude. They should use their power in a responsible manner and live for the well being of society.
All this is beautifully presented by the MRV children through 17 songs, dances and prayers. The drama takes you on a journey into the land and soul of India through the eyes of Nilkanth Varni (Sahajanand Swami) of the Swami Narayan sect. The songs enlighten us the unique story of friendship, a friendship that crosses the borders of religion. The dances take you through the glimpses of Shivaji’s fight for injustice, Meerabai’s devotion and to the land of sand dunes, Rajasthan.
The entire drama sets the viewers thinking about how each day is a new day and a new beginning. “One does’nt need to see a new horizon everyday, but new eyes to see the existing horizon”.