Champions Crowned in a Dazzling Finale as Orchids Dreamcatchers Season 1 Wraps Up with Splendor in Kolkata

Orchids The International School, one of the leading international K12 chain of schools, has once again demonstrated its commitment to holistic education through ‘Dreamcatchers’, a spectacular child talent hunt show in collaboration with the Kolkata Film and Television Institute (KFTI). The grand finale concluded on 3rd December was aimed at nurturing and showcasing the students imagination, creativity and critical thinking skills. Season 1 of Dreamcatchers saw an intense competition among children and discoveries of stunning talents aged 5 to 13 years.

Lamp-lighting ceremony to inaugurate the grand finale of Dreamcatchers Season 1 at Orchids The International School, New Town

The grand finale was hosted in the presence of renowned Tollywood Actor Jeetu Kamal, who played the role of Satyajit Ray in the much-acclaimed film Aparajito, and renowned filmmaker, theater personality and Indo-anglian poet Ashok Viswanathan. The two-day preliminary auditions held on December 1st and 2nd at the Orchids campuses in Newtown, Joka, and Madhyamgram, drew overwhelming response from various schools across Kolkata. The Intense competition unfolded as 45 finalists, spanning across acting, music, and dance categories, contended fiercely for a spot in the Grand Finale. This culminating event took place on December 3rd at the Newtown branch of Orchids The International School.

The Winners of Dreamcatchers season 1 are as follows:

In Acting: 1st Prize: Enakshi Mukherjee, 2nd Prize: Disha Das, 3rd Prize: Devlina Garai, 4th Prize: Raya Kundu, 5th Prize: Priyadarshini Mukherjee

In Dance: 1st Prize: Adriana Dhara, 2nd Prize: Srijita Nag, 3rd Prize: Mon Mitra Baidya, 4th Prize: Subhomoy Majumder, 5th Prize: Adya

In Music: 1st Prize: Indrakshi, 2nd Prize: Niladri Halder, 3rd Prize: Hirji, 4th Prize: Saanvi Saha, 5th Prize: Arin Boxi

Tollywood Actor Jeetu Kamal, expressed his excitement, saying, “Being part of ‘Dreamcatchers’ was witnessing a canvas of raw talent, a glimpse into the future of performing arts. These young stars have ignited a flame that will illuminate our industry for years to come. It’s a privilege to witness such passion and promise in the next generation of artists.”

Sharing her thoughts at the closing ceremony Rubia Banerjee, Director of KFTI exclaimed “Seeing the brilliance and young talents presented at ‘Dreamcatchers’ leaves me awe-struck. These young artists are the torchbearers of tomorrow’s entertainment world. Collaborating with Orchids in nurturing this creativity has been a fulfilling journey, and I’m excited to witness these stars shine brighter in the world of film and television.”

Sharing the excitement, Dr. Paramita Mishra, VP Academics Orchids The International School, Kolkata said, “My heartiest wishes to all the winners of the Dreamcatchers Season 1. I’m extremely proud of all the performers in illuminating the immense potential residing in their hearts. We at Orchids The International School take immense pride in fostering a culture of creativity and applaud the dedication and flair displayed by our students. This event marks a milestone in our commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals with a passion for Arts, Theater, Dance and Music.”

Winner 1 quote “It feels overwhelming to have won this award. it’s truly a dream come true for me. I’m thankful to Orchids The International School for providing this opportunity and the platform ‘Dreamcatchers’ to showcase my talent. I also thankful to the judging panel from KFTI and the renowned personalities for their presence and making this finale a memorable one”