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ICSK celebrates its Diamond Jubilee and inauguration of Gyanutsav 2018
December 19, 2018, 3:24 pm

The Indian Community School Kuwait (ICSK) celebrated its sexagenarian anniversary and inaugurated the Gyanutsav of 2018 on 21 November.  The Ambassador of Tanzania to Kuwait, H.E. Mahadi J. Maalim was the chief guest for the day.

Mariam Dashti (Head of Primary and KG education, Ministry of Private Education) was the guest of Honor. The special guests included Sr. Violette (Principal of Carmel School Kuwait), Shanta Maria James (Principal of Indian Central School, Kuwait), Shyamala Divakaran (Principal of Gulf Indian School, Kuwait), Kenneth Alexander Rodriguez (Principal of Indian Public School, Kuwait), Anita Sadanand (Principal of Salmiya Indian Model School, Kuwait), Mrs. Susan Roy (Director of United Indian School, Kuwait), Dr. Achuthan Madhav (Principal of Jabriya Indian School, Kuwait), Fr. Lionel Braganza (Principal of Indian English Academy, Kuwait), Ajith Kumar (Principal of United Indian School, Kuwait) and Mrs. Asha Sharma (Principal of Learners Own Academy, Kuwait). The Honorable members of the Board of Trustees - Sheikh Abdul Rahman (Chairman), Mr. Deepak Seth (HR Manager) and Amer Mohammed (Secretary) were also present. The Vice Principal of ICSK senior - Dr. Sam T. Kuruvilla, the Deputy Vice Principal of ICSK - Mrs. Susan Rajesh along with Mrs. Shirley Dennis ( Principal of ICSK Junior), Mr. Rajesh Nair (Principal of ICSK Amman) and Renjith Pillai, the Marketing Manager of Unimoni also graced the event with their presence.

A very inspiring welcome speech was delivered by the Senior Administrator and Principal of ICSK (Senior), Dr. V Binumon commenced the inaugural ceremony. He reminded the students to maintain a vision and action in their lives, to be creative in all fields of knowledge. He also appreciated the continuous efforts and commitments of the teachers of ICSK which led to the success of Gyanutsav. He also advised the students with the 10 life skills proposed by WHO. 

Next, the chief guest for the event, Ambassador Mahadi J. Maalim rendered a speech where he addressed the very deep relationship between India and Tanzania. He said that Gyanutsav symbolized a connection between science and art, through which students are able to express themselves vividly.

He referred to the educational exhibition as a noble deed which increased the practical knowledge of the students. He also stressed to remind the students that their time in school should be utilized judiciously. The Ambassador was very enchanted by the exemplary performances of Swaranjali – the school choir, with their influencing songs and patriotic national anthems of both India and Tanzania.  He took great pleasure in explaining the meaning of the national anthem of Tanzania. 

In 2019, ICSK will proudly complete its 60 years of successful academic excellence. In light of this auspicious event, the digital inauguration of the motto of ICSK- 'From Darkness to Light', also took place on 21 November. Ambassador Mahadi J. Maalim has presented a memento by Principal Dr V. Binumon and Honorary Chairman  Shaik Abdul Rahiman. Mariam Dashti, the guest of honor was presented a memento by the Principal Dr V. Binumon and honorary secretary Amer Mohammed.

Susan George, Project Director- Gyanutsav 2018 gave her vote of thanks and stated that education is not merely to acquire facts, it is so much deeper than that. It is the ultimate training on how to survive and live a meaningful life. It is an opportunity for each student to understand the depths of her/his potential and to utilize them to the maximum. And the legacy of ICSK stands as a testimony to the ultimate learning experience.

Events like Gyanutsav provide the students with a versatile platform where they are encouraged to create, innovate and exhibit their talents. A variety of sparkling events like songs, dances, battle of bands and fashion show added fervor to the celebrations. It was a well-organized program to mark an important milestone in the history of the Indian Community School Kuwait.

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