Indian Business Professional Council (IBPC) held a ‘Meritorious Awards’ function for Indian schools and students at the Indian Embassy auditorium on 25 March.

Dignitaries, school principals, students, parents and IBPC members attended the event along with a large crowd of guests in the auditorium, while hundreds more watched the event on the virtual platforms.

The ceremony began with the lighting of the traditional lamp by the Indian Ambassador H.E. Sibi George, along with Joyce Sibi, Gurvinder Lamba, Sunit Arora and Dr. Kamlesh. This was followed by the national anthem of Kuwait and India.

Director of the event, Mr. Arora welcomed the guests and gave details of the program. This was followed by Dr. Kamlesh explaining the criteria used to select the schools and students for the meritorious awards.

The IBPC Chairman Nominee Mr. Lamba then gave a welcome speech and spoke about the activities of IBPC over the past year. He highlighted the importance of education, and noted the felicitations by IBPC was a way of giving back to the society.

Ambassador George then captivated the attendees with his motivational speech, depicting the importance of education, and also congratulated and wished the best to the students for their future.

The criteria formulated by IBPC was used to select awardees from 10th and 12th standards studying in Indian Schools under the CBSE Board. Cut off marks for the 10th standard was set at 97 percent and above and for 12th standard at 95 percent and above.

The school trophies were won by DPS (FAIPS) for the 10th Standard and by Indian Educational School (Bhavans) for 12th Standard. In addition, a total of 246 students were awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in various categories. Under the mentorship program to encourage children, six students were prepared who did the anchorship for the entire program.

The auditorium was filled with applause and cheering for the amazing performance by the students last year. Finally a vote of thanks was delivered by Mr. Arora who thanked the Chief Guest, IBPC committee, students, parents, sponsors, and media.

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