Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, celebrated its annual day on Saturday, 1 December. A prize-distribution function was part of the programme held at the school auditorium.
The programme was held in the presence of Justice (Retd) Ajit Prakash Shah, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court and Chairman, Springdales School, Pusa Road. Pavan K. Varma, author, politician and former diplomat, was the guest of honour while Armen Martirosyan, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia, was also present at the event.
Acknowledging the positive change the school had witnessed in the year gone by, Justice Shah congratulated Springdales for creating a “vibrant culture where students develop a scientific temperament, are compassionate, respect diversity and desire for international peace”. He also presented awards to meritorious students of the senior school for excellence in academic and co-curricular activities.
Kiran Datar, chairperson of the school managing board, welcomed the guests. Jyoti Bose, Director, Springdales Schools, and Ritu Madan, Officiating Principal, presented the annual report listing the school’s achievements in various fields in the academic session 2017-18.
Addressing the event, which was also attended by parents of the students, Pavan K Varma advised the children to be “culturally rooted, strive to be original, be disciplined and become enlightened citizens”.
A musical rendition by the school choir filled the auditorium with a spirit of festivity and joy of Onam, and also brought about an essence of Poland and Finland.
The senior school students presented a ballet on “India Alive” and gave a powerful audio-visual performance with dance, song and visual projections drawing inspiration from the echoes of the past and the great men who shaped India’s destiny. The ballet questioned the tenets of democracy, secularism and justice enshrined in the Constitution and urged the youth to come forward to work for an inclusive society.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Neerja Sharma, manager, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan.