The Scroll Painting is an ancient form of art of Bengal. Our house chose the topic of Lord Krishna to glorify this intricate form of art. The members chosen for this house activity were assigned to do different kinds of work. The Patel house members of Class IX were given to do the major task of painting the different major incidents of Lord Krishna’s life starting from his childhood to his becoming a legend in the Vrindavan. Two students of Class XI including me were chosen to narrate the incidents depicted by the pictures.
After the paintings were ready, they were vertically arranged and fixed up with tape. Then they were rolled into a scroll with the last picture rolled in first. The ends were fixed with plastic rods. During the presentation the first picture was revealed first and the narrative started with the birth of Lord Krishna in King Kansha’s prison- house.
As the narrative proceeded it seemed to be an ancient day “Vishnu Katha” being narrated in front of an audience; here it consisted of our Class XI students. It was a learning session for the Class XI students as the scroll painting was a part of an English lesson of theirs, Landscape of the Soul.
The activity was witnessed by our Principal ma’am, Vice Principal sir and some of our teachers. The whole project was conducted successfully by us and our hard work was appreciated by one and all.