The Bhavan's family (Indian Educational School) witnessed a colorful extravaganza in their premises, on the 8th and 9th March, 2014 when Jack and Jill (Bhavan), their pre-school in Mangaf celebrated their Annual Kindergarten Graduation Day.
The occasion was graced by many eminent personalities like Ms. Rawa Malik Adawa - Public Relations Officer - New English School, Dr. Raju Narayanaswamy - IAS, Mrs. Meena Vishwanathan-Academic Co-ordinator-Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan - India (South Zone) and a prominent educationist, Mr. N.K. Ramachandran Menon, Chairman -Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in the Middle East, Mrs. Sudha Ramachandran, Mr. T Premkumar – Principal – IES, and Mr. Alok Chugh, tax partner with Ernst & Young's.
The lighting of the lamp was a solemn event graced by the esteemed chief guests of both the days of the evening. On 8th March, a warm welcome to Ms. Rawa Malik Adawa was given by the Vice-Principal of IES – Mrs. Lalitha Premkumar and on 9th March a warm welcome to Mr. Alok Chugh was given by the Senior Vice-Principal – Mrs. Anita Sadananda of IES. The memento was presented to the chief guests by the Principal of IES – Mr. T. Premkumar on both the days.
The Annual Report was presented by Mrs. Rathi Ravindran, Principal, J&J, Mangaf. The report was detailed and comprehensive and went on to enlighten as to how a small team of teachers along with 57 children started off the journey and now, have reached a juncture where there are more than 300 students and 21 staff on board.
The report highlighted the positive aspects of the school. The Principal elaborated as to how each child is given holistic care and guidance so that the child attains not only the academic goals but also develops personality traits. She emphasized how play-way method is utilized to impart knowledge to the children. She elaborated on all the special days that were celebrated with much fervor. She highlighted the various competitions that were held throughout the session.
She spoke in detail as to how special attention was given for confidence building, fine motor skills and met cognition by way of practical activities. She went forth in appreciating the hard work put in by the teachers. A special thanks was given to the Kindergarten Supervisor of IES – Mrs. Rajni Menon and to the Co-coordinators of LKG and UKG – Mrs. Sajida Fariz and Mrs. Hemalatha Rao for their unconditional support.
The Chief Guests for both the days, Mrs. Rawa Malik Adawa and Mr. Alok Chugh appreciated the manner in which education is being imparted by the Bhavans, and praised the high standards being set by Bhavans in the field of education. All the kids were honored with their ceremonious graduation scroll.
The dignitaries showered their blessings on the kids. A series of scintillating cultural programs were staged by the tiny tots. The Butterfly Dance, Shalala Dance, the animal dance by the Pre-kg etc. was some of the attractions.
Mrs. Hemalatha Rao welcomed the gathering the first day whereas it was Ms. Muthu Meena who did the honours the next day. The day's program of 8th and 9th came to an end with an adieu by the UKG children - to the teachers and their friends of LKG. The responsibility of compering and that of proposing vote of thanks were completely undertaken by the graduating children.