The Literary Festival was held at Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls’ Public School, Jodhpur between 17th December 2016 to 19th December 2016. His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singhji graced the Opening Ceremony along with Board of Governors & other esteemed guests. There were top 14 schools like Army Public School Solan, Birla Public School Pilani, L K Singhania Education Centre Gotan, Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ School Jaipur, Modern School, Barakhambha, New Delhi, Mody School Lakshmangarh, Sainik School, Kunjpura Karnal, Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya Gwalior, The Daly College Indore, The Emerald Heights International School Indore, Vidya Devi Jindal School Hisar, Welham Boys’ School Dehradun, Yadavindra Public School Patiala and Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls’ Public, Jodhpur from India participating in the 3 day event which featured competitions based on English & Hindi Literature.
Day – 2 of Lit-Fest was dedicated to the legendary Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare. The dramatic monologues and soliloquies presented by flamboyant students of top 14 schools mesmerized the judges and audience as the performances made the gathering travel through the Shakespearean era. The eminent judges for the competition were Ms Shilpa Mridul, Dr. Vikas Kapoor and Mr Arvind Bhatt who applauded the performances of the young actors.
RKKGPS organized the lit festival with an intention to foster love for literature among the tech savvy children of today and connect them to their roots. It aimed at an ‘awakening’, realizing the power of a pen over a sword, tapping the potential within.
The winners, runner-ups and the participants were felicitated by the Chief Guest of the Closing Ceremony, Prof. C.V.R. Murthy, Director, IIT, Jodhpur. The show concluded with swirling folk dance on ‘Runecha ra Dhaniya’. The Lit. Fest 2016 winners were Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls’ Public School, Jodhpur followed by the 1st Runner up team of The Emerald Heights, Indore. L.K. Singhania Education Centre, Gotan was announced the 2nd Runner Up. RKKGPS intends to grow the outreach of the festival in subsequent years to touch many more.