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Bhavans swears in School Supreme Council
May 6, 2017, 11:00 am
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The Indian Educational School Kuwait (IES), Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (Bhavans) invested the insignia of authority with 15 elected members of the ‘student supreme council’ of the school along with the prefects, house captains, vice captains, junior captains and the office bearers from the primary wing namely ‘blossoms.’ The presence of Michael Gamerl, the Vice President, Princeton Review, USA added luster to the occasion.  

The investiture of the academic year 2017-2018 was organized in the school auditorium on Wednesday, 3 May. The ceremony was attended by Bhavans family comprised of teachers and the senior secondary students as well as the special invitees.

The newly designated supreme council members and the flag bearers of the four houses of the school have been democratically elected by the students of Bhavans, Kuwait. The election was indeed a simulation of the parliament elections back in India as Bhavans has always striven to foster the sense of ‘secularism and democracy’ among its student community.

More than 90 worthy contestants filed their nominations for different positions. All the nominations were scrutinized by the election commission of Bhavans whose head was T. Premkumar, the principal, Bhavans. A campaign was held in the campus prior to the election. An open-forum discussion conducted in the school hall also enabled the voters to communicate to the contestants. The election was conducted on 26 April , 2017. The student voters used their franchise with the help of a special software designed by the IT department of the school. Premkumar, the principal of IES, officially announced the election results the same day amid booming applause.

The investiture of the academic year 2017-2018 was materialized in the school auditorium on May 03, Wednesday at 8 a.m. The ceremony was attended by Bhavans family comprising teachers and the senior secondary students as well as the special invitees including two prominent personalities in the field of education and career guidance, namely Mr. Haridas Panavally, the Test Prep Head, Score Plus Kuwait Learning Center and Mr. Vijay Kumbhar, the Vice President, Emirates Score Plus.

The chief guest as well as the special invitees was given a reverential salute by the members of the supreme council while they were being ceremoniously ushered to the auditorium by Mr. T. Premkumar , the principal, Bhavans Kuwait, Mr. Mahesh Iyer, the principal, SIS Kuwait along with Mr. Suresh V Balakrishnan, the senior vice principal, Bhavans Kuwait, Mrs. Lalitha Premkumar, the vice principal, the KG and the primary wings, Bhavans Kuwait, and Mrs. Meenakshi Nayyar, the vice principal, CCA, Bhavans Kuwait.

The events of the eventful day came to life with the decorous ‘marching in’ of the student supreme council to the investiture venue with gauged steps and swinging arms in sync with drum beats and band music.

Gamerl adorned the supreme council members and house captains of IES with their insignia – badges, sashes, and flags while the auditorium reverberated with applause. The Head Boy (Ketan Maheshwari), The Head Girl (Meghavarnika Budati), the Junior Head Boy (Rohit Raj),The Junior Head Girl (Elizabeth Hannah George ), The Deputy Head Boy (Mathew Philip),The Deputy Head Girl (Alana Ann Prakash),The Cultural Secretaries,( Shiv Govind Dahima and Malavika Mavath),The Sports Captains (Karthik Sivakumar and Anupama M Nair), The Deputy Sports Captains (Vignesh Sivakumar  and Kiara Czarina Reaven), The Public Relations Officer (Urvish P Chokshi), The Deputy Public Relations Officer (Nawal Syed), and The Student Editor (Sumaiya Asif Syed ) were bestowed upon the adornments of their authority by the chief guest. 

The excitement reached its pinnacle when the oath of allegiance was conducted for the newly elected student parliament by the head of the institution, T. Premkumar.

When the young leaders with an unswerving sense of commitment had sworn in by taking the oath of office, the auditorium once again resonated with roaring applause.

The newly anointed heads of the Supreme Council Ketan Maheshwari and Meghavarnika Budati delivered their acceptance speeches, which were infused with devotion to the institution and duteousness toward the student community of their school. 

Gamerl, the chief guest for the day, in his address to the audience, extolled the elected student leaders of Bhavans, and emphasized the importance of education. He said that he felt excited to be a part of the investiture of the academic year. He urged the students to go beyond themselves by working hard for their communities. He also urged the newly sworn-in leaders to go beyond their usual routine by inspiring their fellow students.  

Gamerl was presented a memento conjointly by Premkumar, principal, Bhavans Kuwait and Mahesh Iyer, principal, Smart Indian School (SIS) Kuwait as a token of Bhavans’ gratitude.

The proud alumna of Bhavans,  Aditya Jayapal and Anirudha Ramesh, the national topper and the national runner-up in the SAT Olympiad held yesteryear were felicitated by the chief guest during the investiture. The CBSE school topper in the SAT Olympiad David Liang Mohan of grade 12 was also felicitated amid thunderous applause.

Sam Mathew Tharachan of grade 12 delivered the welcome address. Saikrishnan Balakrishnan of grade 12 proposed the vote of thanks. The emcees of the day were Mitsumi Nandi of grade 11 and Niranjana Anand of grade 12.

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