Indian Educational School (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan) marked its 9th annual day celebrations in the school premises on 12 February. The function was blessed with the gracious presence of Dr. Kiran Bedi IPS (retd), the first woman IPS officer of India as well as a great social reformer.
The eventful evening witnessed many a proud moment. Many Bhavanites who have proved their might and mettle in various fields comprising academics, sports, games, international examinations, national level competitions and many more proudly received awards, accolades, plaques, badges, medals and medallions from the chief guest. The compendium of dance, drama, and music – ‘The Two Schools’ was indeed a feast not only for the eyes and the ears but also for the heart and the intellect.
The proceedings of the day commenced on a spiritual note with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by the Kuwait National Anthem. The ceremonious lamp was then conjointly lit by Dr. Kiran Bedi , N.K. Ramachandran Menon, the chairman, Bhavans Middle East, T, Premkumar, the principal, Bhavans Kuwait, Krishna Das Menon, the director, Bhavans Kuwait and Sheela Krishnadas.
The head girl Keerthiga Nagarajan, handed over the bouquet of welcome and verbally listed the meritorious and inspiring achievements of Dr. Kiran Bedi, who was then given a reverential standing ovation by the spectators. This was followed by a dance by the graceful dancers of IES.
Mr. Premkumar presented the annual report of the academic year 2014-2015, which highlighted the success story of Bhavanites conquering all the realms through inspiration, perspiration and perseverance. The report underlined the Bhavan’s shimmering success in the board exams, the countless victories in very many interschool competitions, successive successes at many an interschool contest to earning innumerable awards and gold medals in many an international assessment. The saga of success unwrapped by the principal was much admired and applauded by the ever-supporting parent community.
The prodigies who excelled in CBSE grade 10 and 12 examinations, CGPA10 winners, the winners of various international examinations and interschool contests of the primary, the middle and the secondary wings were adorned by badges. Arunima Madan Kumar who topped the CBSE schools in Kuwait and the school received the glittering Bhavan’s Middle East Gold Medal and the GV Memorial cash award instituted by Meena Viswanathan in memory of her late husband Mr. Viswanathan. The IES Scholarships, scholar blazers and special awards were also given away to the crème of the crème.
The visionary behind the success of the Bhavan Middle East, Mr. Menon addressed the gathering by He enumerating the birth of Bhavan in the Middle East and the establishment of branches across the Gulf. He also became eloquent about his plans to place Bhavan on a higher pedestal in the days to come.
The cultural extravaganza – ‘The Two Schools’ unfurled in myriad hues and shades much to the amazement and entertainment of the packed audience. The show was a great compilation of music, dance, mime and drama. The Cultural Fete of the year was based on the theme ‘The Two Schools’ – the providers of formal and informal education viz. the home and the school. The child torn between these two schools was portrayed emphatically by the team.
More than 250 students partook in the cultural show. Parents were urged through the cultural fete not to give their thoughts but love to their children and also not to house their children’s souls but their bodies as their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow.
On addressing the gathering, Dr. Kiran Bedi emphasized on the importance of bringing up children to be the global citizens of tomorrow. She advised the parents to help the children in their earnest endeavors and not to regard them as the objects for the fruition of their unfulfilled dreams of the past. She also expressed her contentment over Bhavans institutions across the globe in general and Bhavans, Kuwait in particular.
She released the school magazine for the academic year 2015-16. The student editor Shradheya Thakare, the project editor Jayashankar, and the project coordinator Sriee Ashwathaman of Tejas were also present onstage during the release of the magazine.
Sriee Ashwathaman, Marie Christiane, Bhagya Shekhar,. Neethu Maria, Suresh Kumar, Amira, and Jabir Hassan were honored with the ‘Best Performer’ Award of the academic year 2015-16 as a sign of reverence and appreciation of the school management for their outstanding contribution in their respective fields for the growth and benefit of the institution.
Dr. Bedi was presented a memento as a token of gratitude and reverence of the Bhavan’s family by Mr. Menon. A photo session followed. The cynosure was Dr. Kiran Bedi aka ‘the iron lady’ who succeeded in her attempts to clean the Augean Stable – the most notorious Tihar prison of India and its inmates through edification and education.
The exciting events of the evening were wrapped up with the Indian National Anthem. Sam Ebey Samuel, the school head boy proposed the vote of thanks. The emcees of the day were Shiv Govind, Pankhuri Bhandari, Kulsum Musaliar, and Alan M Taylor of the senior wing, IES.
|AN.Natarajhan||Posted on : February 22, 2016 5:52 pm|