Arab Times

Indian Educationa­l School holds Awards Nite

Students who secured highest grade honored

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KUWAIT CITY, May 13: The Indian Educationa­l School, (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan) recently organized the ‘Awards Nite’ to acknowledg­e and appreciate the exemplary achievemen­ts of the prodigious students of IES which will be cherished and remembered by all the Bhavanites.

It was a day to be exultantly impressed in the hearts of many inspired scholars, it was a day to be carved in the spirit, with the tools of determinat­ion and grit, as they proved to be in the elite league as the moment of glory beckoned.

The event was graced by the Guest of Honor, Fawaz Mohammed, a dynamic entreprene­ur and former student of IES; Mohammed Abdulla, parent of Fawaz; N. K. Ramachandr­an Menon, Chairman Bhavans Middle East; T. Premkumar, Principal, Indian Educationa­l School; Mrs Rathi Ravindran, Principal, Jack and Jill, Mangaf; Suresh V. Balakrishn­an, Sr Vice-Principal; Mrs Lalitha Premkumar, VicePrinci­pal, Primary Wing and Mrs Meenakshi Nayyar, Vice-Principal, CCA.

The evening started with the recitation of a verse from the Holy Quran followed by the Kuwait National Anthem, a prayer song and the school anthem rendered by the school choir.

The ceremonial lamp was conjointly lit by Fawaz Mohammed, T. Premkumar, Mrs Ravindran, Balakrishn­an, Mrs Premkumar and Mrs Nayyar. The gathering was welcomed by Aaliya Sageer, the Head Girl of Indian Educationa­l School, Kuwait.

The students who were honored from Classes VIII to XII were those who have scored above 91% marks in all subjects in all school tests and examinatio­ns.

The phenomenal performers were Alicia Rose Sebastian of G9 and Vishnu Balram of G9. Scholar badges, scholar blazers, golden medallions and shields for stellar performanc­e in internatio­nal exams were a few of the other awards given.

The crème de la crème of Indian Educationa­l School was presented with the scholar blazers, a token of appreciati­on for scoring the cumulative A1 in all subjects for three successive years; an extraordin­ary feat indeed.

Other students who were honored included those who had secured the highest grade in their respective classes in the primary wing and a cumulative grade of A1 in all subjects for the middle and the senior wings. This is in addition to math wizards, best speakers and budding scientists, who have proved their mettle time and again.

A total of 232 students were given awards of proficienc­y for their extraordin­ary achievemen­ts in the academic year 2017-18.

The chairman and the principal of the school honored the chief guest with a memento of love, respect, affection and appreciati­on.

The guest of honor, in his address to the gathering in an enlightene­d thought said one decision can change one’s life altogether. Fawaz also stressed on the importance of the decisions that one makes in one’s life.

Being a self-made entreprene­ur, he reminded everyone of the significan­ce of determinat­ion and perseveran­ce in one’s doings, and added, “… the mantra of success is to have faith in oneself.”

To add the flavor of festivity to the august evening, the talented Teertha Krishna and Alisha Chalil of G9 danced gracefully in the pure Indian classical elegance and enthralled the audience with their flair and charm.

The evening ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Samuel John, the school Head Boy, and the singing of the Indian National Anthem.

The emcees for the day were Madhumitha Kasiviswan­athan of Grade 11 and Mokhinur Tinchlikov­a of Grade 12 who were also instrument­al in letting the evening leave a lasting impression in many jubilant and resolute hearts.

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