“Ah, great it is to believe the dream as we stand in youth by the starry stream; but a greater thing is to fight life through and say at the end, the dream is true!”– Edwin Markham 

Weaving together the elements of Springdalian philosophy, Springdales Schools on Tuesday celebrated the Diamond Epilogue to mark the closing of its Diamond Jubilee Year. Harvinder Sidhu, High Commissioner, Australian High Commission and SY Quraishi, Former Election Commissioner of India greeted the event as the guest of honour. 

On the occasion, Springdales Education Society chairperson Rajni Kumar said, “For the great and ever growing family of Springdales, commemorating 60 glorious years of school is an important milestone for the Springdalian society.” 

The school’s founding student, Sadhna Makhija, who took admission in September 1, 1955 was felicitated along with founder teachers. 

Speaking on the motive behind establishing an institution like Springdales, Rajni Kumar said, “The idea was to create a school with a difference which will offer child oriented education to nurture and help them grow into better human beings. And with the talisman- Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam- The world is one family the founding stones of the school were laid.” 

Guests of Honour Harinder Sidhu said, “I am very pleased to be a part of this evening. I have been inspired to see the community spirit here and all the people present here have made Springdales what it is.” 

The cultural extravaganza ended with an audio visual presentation which captured the mesmerising events that marked the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations the past year which was followed by a captivating song and dance performances by 600 students of Springdales, Dhaula Kuan. 

Through an introspective presentation, WaqtkiAwaaz, the students of Springdales, Pusa Road highlighted the importance of education in the development of an individual and thereby progress of a nation. 

By Sushmita Kamrupa