Indian School Darsait organized the Academic Excellence Award Ceremony on May 25, 2019. Dr. Baby Sam Saamuel, Chairman BOD and Mr. M.P Vinoba, Senior Principal and Education Advisor, BOD Indian Schools, Oman were the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour respectively.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Baby Sam said, “Today is a day of victory and we are celebrating a year-long achievement or the academic accomplishment that we gained for the last one year and it is the time to assess where we were a year ago and where we stand now. Success is not just a synchronized thing but rather a continual programme”. He congratulated the student fraternity and teaching community for bringing the laurels and making the school proud. He further gave away Gold Medals to the Toppers of Class XII Science and Commerce streams as well as Class X Topper of ISD. Mementos and Certificates were given away to Second and Third Toppers of Classes XII and X as well as to National Toppers in subjects of Classes XII.
Mr. M.P Vinoba in his key-note address advised the students to be thankful to their parents and teachers for ‘what they are today’. He further spoke about three ‘mantras’ that students should carry home- ‘there is no excellence without labour, no substitute for hard work and work is worship’. He delineated his views with a ‘Three-D-Formula’- ‘Dream’, ‘Determination’ and ‘Dedication’ that students should keep in mind while setting a goal and working for it. Taking a leaf from the life of Ms. Sunita Williams, he called upon the students to work for excellence by setting a different and challenging goal. Besides, he gave away the mementos and certificates to the winners of A1 in all subjects and subject toppers of Class X.
Congratulating the students on their consistent hard work and ownership of their tasks that scripted success stories, Mr. Jaikish Pavithran, President, SMC lauded the efforts of teachers and parents for facilitating and motivating them to achieve the fete. He distributed prizes for toppers of Class XI in both science and commerce streams. Dr. Sridevi P.Thashnath, gave away the Principal’s Honour, to the students of Classes I to XII while Mr. Sebastian Chungath, Vice President SMC gave away the prizes to the toppers of Class IX. Mr. Ajit Vasudevan, Convener and Head ACS, SMC honoured toppers of Class VIII while Mr. Afroz Ahmad, Treasurer SMC did the honours for the toppers of class VII, whereas other esteemed Members of SMC gave away the mementos and certificates to the toppers of classes I to VI.
Earlier, Master Adil Sharafudheen, Head Boy extended a fine and cordial welcome to the Chief Guest, dignitaries and all others to the day’s function. Proposing vote of thanks to the guests and invitees specially, Miss. Sneha Ann Reji, Head Girl said that ISD owed a lot to them for their gracious presence and unstinted support. She expressed her deep appreciation to one and all for making the day a delightfully memorable one.