Principal Economic Advisor inaugurates MS Subbulakshmi Memorial Auditorium at Cambridge School Greater Noida
Grandson of Subbulakshmi is Guest of Honour
Greater Noida, January 10, 2020: Mr. Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Advisor, Government of India, inaugurated the MS Subbulakshmi Memorial Auditorium at Cambridge School Greater Noida today. This hall is one of the largest, state-of-the-art facilities of its kind in the Noida and Greater Noida region. Present alongside Mr. Sanyal for this special occasion was Mr. Shrinivasan Viswanathan, grandson of Bharat Ratna the late MS Subbulakshmi
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Advisor, Government of India said, “I am greatly honoured to have been invited to inaugurate this wonderful auditorium dedicated to a legendary vocalist. I am pleased that Cambridge School has paid tribute to one of the greatest ambassadors of our culture by dedicating this impressive edifice to her memory.”
The auditorium, can seat close to 1000 people. The fully air-conditioned hall with a large stage, state of the art sound, lights and audiovisual systems, specially designed flooring and balcony spaces allows for a variety of events and functions including indoor sports.
Dr Rekha Bhushan, Principal Cambridge School Greater Noida, said in her Welcome Address, “The hall is named after MS Subbulakshmi in the hope that her memory will inspire our children to explore and excel in the performing arts which she represents.”
Mr. Shrinivasan Viswanathan said, “It was a moving experience to see how a revered institution like Cambridge School bridges the gaps of geography and time to bring alive one of the enduring symbols of pride for our motherland. The children’s performances on this day did full justice to my grandmother’s memory.”
Various dignitaries and alumni attended the event including Mr. Aman Agarwal, Dean of Indian Institute of Finance & Executive Editor, Finance India, Dr. Charan Singh, Non-Executive Chairman of Punjab & Sind Bank, Mohd. Haleem Khan, Former Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, Ms. Yamini Agarwal, Dean (Research) and Professor at Indian School of Business, Ms. Smita Barooah, Associate counsellor and trainer at Promises Healthcare, Singapore and We CARE Singapore, and Ms. Ira Singhal, IAS officer. Present from the School Management were Dr. Kalyani Roy, Mr. US Dutt, Mr. Indranil Gupta and Mrs. Veena Sirohi.
Following the inaugural ceremony and unveiling of the inauguration plaque, 300 students of Cambridge School Greater Noida, put up a musical dramatic performance, “Joy in the Jungle” specially curated from The Jungle Book. The play highlighted the manner in which different animal groups came together to finally share a common goal and fulfil their interests.
The ceremony was preceded by the launch of a special photo exhibition detailing the evolution and journey of Cambridge School. Set up on the ground floor of the hall complex, the exhibition featured photos from the school archives dating as far back as 1931 when the Founder Mr. AC Deb established Cambridge School in a two-room flat on Qutab Road, Sadar Bazar, moving soon after to Daryaganj.
On display at the exhibition were photos of dignitaries who visited the school, including Late Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, and I.K. Gujral as well as former Presidents of India Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Mr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Mr. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy and Mr. Pranab Mukherjee to name a few. Several illustrious alumni who shared memories of their time at Cambridge School were also featured in the exhibition.
Since its inception in 1931, Cambridge School has grown to become one of the most respected and admired schools in Delhi and the National Capital Region. With 5 campuses spread across Greater Noida, New Friends Colony, Srinivaspuri, Noida, and Indirapuram, the schools are run by The Society for the Advancement of Education whose mission is to promote the development of character, curiosity, competence and compassion through education.