Graduation Ceremony, 2021-2022
Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.
There is nothing more rewarding to a teacher than to watch their students leave behind the protected environs of the school and take confident strides towards the world outside and his/her future.
The 4th graduation ceremony was held at the new luxurious auditorium at NPSI, Chennai. Professor Mohamed Rela, renowned surgeon and founder of Rela Institute, Rajyotsava Awardee and Founder Chairman Dr. K.P Gopalkrishna, CEO Mr. Hari Krishnan, Administrator Mrs. Lalitha Das and Principal of NPS Gopalpuram, Mrs Sujatha were the dignitaries who presided over this august occasion.
The function commenced with a formal procession of the students, resplendent in their graduation gowns and cap.
It is customary to begin all functions with a humble entreaty to the Almighty seeking his blessing. What better form of such supplication than a soulful musical rendition and dance which followed the lighting of the ceremonial lamp.
Ms Sudha Balan who has been at the helm of this institution since its inception formally welcomed the guests.
The Chief Guest in his address shared valuable advice to the students on working hard to achieve their dreams. While talking about success, he stressed upon the need to have compassion and respect for fellow human beings.
The Chairman inaugurated the new auditorium and dedicated it to the students so they may develop skillsets like leadership and entrepreneurship which will hold them in good stead when they step out into the world.
While handing out the mementos to the graduands, he recommended that the students rid themselves of negative qualities like ego and arrogance and hold on to humility. He reminded them to never forget the sacrifices of their parents.
The CEO in his address gave the students several pointers for a successful life. Focus, curiosity which leads to learning, grit, and endurance, and gratitude was his recipe for an accomplished future.
Student representatives too reminisced their tenure at NPSI, Chennai. They cited fond memories at every nook and corner of the school spent with friends.
The parents were appreciative of the effort the school faculty and management put into guiding the students, particularly during the recent turbulent times when we were all forced into a lockdown. They pointed out that the students were blessed with abundance and they should not let anxiety dampen their enthusiasm.
The programme was interspersed with soulful renditions from the Madalasa Upadesha, pearls of wisdom narrated in the Markandeya Purana.
The graduation ceremony concluded with the students taking an oath to uphold the values of their Alma Mater. As they students crooned to the tune of the school hymn, holding lamps as a symbol of knowledge, teachers and parents experienced sanguineness as they looked at these young students about to take the next big steps in their lives.
As we bid adieu to our graduands, it gladdens our heart to see them set forth to the next big step of their lives. We wish them the very best in life.