On 27th June 2022, another memorable and significant event took place in the school auditorium.
With bated breath and high excitement, the students of the senior school waited eagerly for the posts of various office bearers to be announced.
Each year, the school ‘Prefectorial Body’ is formed, comprising the School Prefect and Vice-Prefect, House and Sports Captains and Vice-Captains, and the Presidents and Secretaries of various clubs.
This investiture ceremony marks the beginning of the academic year. It is a solemn occasion where the young students officially don the mantle of leadership and promise to discharge the responsibilities entrusted to them by the school.
New student leaders are formally invested with their honours and ranks within the student body. It is a testament to the trust which the school places on these young shoulders, believing them capable not only of carrying out their duties within their respective roles, but also of upholding the ideals and vision of the school itself.
The occasion began with the auspicious lighting of the lamp and invoking the blessings of the Almighty. The invocation was rendered melodiously by students of Middle School.
The chief guest for the ceremony was Dr. Vasanth Kumar – a sports and exercise scientist, performance coach, sports therapist and lecturer with a Ph.D. in Sports Therapy.
The announcement of office bearers was interspersed with the flawless rendering of the Ganesha Stava.
Navitha Manivannan of Grade 12 was declared School Prefect following the vote by the student body and teaching staff. Navitha is a sincere and hardworking student with excellent debate skills and a keen interest in both scholastic and co-scholastic pursuits. She will be assisted by the School Vice-Prefect, Suchita Suraj of Grade 11. House Captains were selected from Grade 12 and their Vice-Captains from Grade 11. The younger students of grade 9 and 10 were appointed as editors and sub-editors of the School magazine.
Once the various posts were announced, the Chief Guest addressed the gathering and shared his wisdom with students and teachers alike. In his speech, he stressed upon both self-reflection and self-correction as necessities to be viewed as a true leader.
Our Principal, Ms. Sudha Balan, made her remarks to the new leaders of the school, reminding them that leadership is not simply a position or a title, but rather all about action and example. She wished the students the best and expressed her confidence in them.
The event concluded with a Vote of Thanks from the emcees and ended on a jubilant note.