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A day of celebration of achievers at ILOA
October 16, 2017, 11:19 am
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Indian Learners Own Academy (ILOA) wore a festive look as the students celebrated their Annual Day function with enthusiasm on the school premises on 1 October, 2017. The entire school participated wholeheartedly towards the success of this grand event. The triumph was made possible by the relentless efforts of the ILOA Principal Asha Sharma.

ILOA hosted its 7th Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony on this day. The Annual Day is a perfect venue for children to inculcate positive values and recognize their abilities and talents, through an array of entertaining programs and also to be acknowledged for their diligent effort in academics.

The Chief Guest Dr. Shobha Vaddadhi, Principal of Global English Indian School, a very versatile and seasoned administrator, presided over the event. Other esteemed guests of honour Kapil Kumra and Alka Kumra embellished the event with their presence. Also present on the occasion was the Chairman D.K. Sharma and the School Principal Asha Sharma.

The program commenced with a recital from the Holy Quran followed by the national anthems of Kuwait and India. A melodious welcome song ‘Mann Ki Veena Se Gunjith’ – ‘Swagatam’ was sung by the choir group of ILOA followed by the auspicious lamp lighting ceremony by the esteemed dignitaries. This was followed by the Orchestra where students played a fusion of musical instruments with exuberance. The students performed a welcome dance leaving the spectators mesmerized. The Assamese folk dance was a depiction of the rich and vibrant culture of the state, which was an absolute stimulating performance.

The Principal Mrs. Sharma formally welcomed the esteemed dignitaries in an eco-friendly way and read the school’s Annual Report of the past session 2016-17 and highlighted the achievements of the school and the students. The school journal ‘The Quest’ was launched by the Chairman. After the release, the much-awaited magazine was distributed among the guests of honour.

‘There are many who can teach but few who can reach,’ said Dr. Shobha Vaddadhi, in her presidential address. She expressed her gratitude for being given the opportunity to be at the annual function. She emphasized on the importance of student–teacher interaction in a classroom. She also spoke about the role of students and said that the role of sharing is the highest charity in the universe. In conclusion, she expressed her best wishes to all the prize-winners.

This was followed by the Prize Distribution Ceremony where the esteemed guests handed over prizes to the academically meritorious students of the school. The toppers of classes 10 and 12 were also felicitated on this occasion by the Chairman D.K. Sharma.

Aqeel Abdul Rahiman was conferred with 22 carat gold medal for being the overall topper of Class 12 in the Commerce Stream of the academic year 2016-17. He was even awarded with trophies for being the subject topper in three subjects; English. Business Studies and Informatics.

Merin Benny Maliyeckel topped the Science Stream and was awarded with a trophy and a certificate. The toppers of Class 10 who scored a full 10 point CGPA score were felicitated with awards and certificates. The students who made us proud were Meerja Ameena  Begum, Zarah Theresa, Gohar Iftekhar, Usama Faiz, Subasree Subramani, Rashi Rahul Kulkarni, Ummal Kainath and Adorna Maria Johny.

On this occasion, eight teaching and non-teaching staff members were felicitated for completion of 5 years of their dedicated service to the institution by Mr. D.K. Sharma, the Chairman of ILOA. Students from classes 1 to 12 assembled a resplendent pageant of music, dance and drama.

The students enthralled the audience with their enchanting Arabic dance performance on the song ‘Salam Alaikum’. ‘Nritya Natika’, a dance drama, based on the theme ‘Mother’ came alive in costume, drama and dance, and was an exclusive presentation.

All students presented a colourful cultural program which received a huge round of applause from the audience. The 7th Annual Day concluded with the vote of thanks, given by the Head Boy Narayanan Seshan and Head Girl Sumaiya Parveen leaving behind the promise of a handful of brighter hues the next year.

The day ended with every glittering star carrying a feeling of happiness and achievement with itself. ILOA believes that celebration is an occasion for enjoyment as well as a mode to moral values, intellectual creativity, social and respectful attitude towards one another. The parents left the school premises with an energised feel overwhelming happiness and with smiles on their faces after this exhilarating evening.

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