Indian Learners Own Academy accorded a grand farewell to the outgoing students of class 12, 2016-17 batch, on Wednesday, 8 February. Dr. V. Binumon, Principal of ICSK (Senior) was the Chief Guest for the occasion. D.K. Sharma, the Chairman of LOA was also present on the occasion.
The graduation ceremony commenced with a prayer followed by the singing of national anthems of Kuwait and India. Then followed the lighting of the ceremonial lamp. Principal of LOA, Asha Sharma welcomed the dignitaries, teachers, parents and the students of class 12. She expressed her sincere appreciation and gratitude to all the guests for their gracious presence on the solemn occasion.
‘Swagatam’, a semi-classical dance performance was organized by the students of LOA. The ensembles of LOA set the stage on fire with a live band performance that enthralled the audience. The choir group rendered a melodious prayer song. The students then shared their bitter sweet memories to the audience.
The class 12 students were presented with mementoes from the dignitaries.
A beautiful rendition of the song “You Raise Me Up” by Sarah Elsa and Runa Akhter captivated the audience. A self-composed poem in Hindi was rendered by Madhuri Jha. This was followed by a choir performance by the teachers.
The Chief Guest in his address to the graduates said, “Graduation Day was a day with a lot of difference”. He marvelled at the speeches rendered by the students and pointed out one important message, “Do not quit. Do not give up in life”. He spoke about gratitude and happiness as the two essential elements that are needed in one’s life. He said that if one wanted to achieve success in life, it was very necessary to express gratitude to all those who helped in shaping their personality and moulding them into role models for life. He further added that one should not pursue happiness but instead let happiness pursue you. “Grow with a difference. Make a difference in your life. That difference will add beauty to your life”. With these words, he concluded his speech and blessed the students wishing them good luck and success in their future life.
The Head boy Shaikh Aymen and Head Girl Merin Maliyeckel proposed the vote of thanks.