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Heritage School celebrates Annual Day

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STATE TIMES NEWS

JAMMU: Heritage School celebrated its tenth Annual Day with great zest and zeal on Wednesday in the General Zorawar Singh Auditorium, Jammu University.

The event was a grand celebration of school’s remarkable journey of ten years which has witnessed the phenomenal growth of the school since its humble beginning in the year 2005 with 275 children to the present strength of over 2700 students.

Governor, N.N Vohra was the Chief Guest. The other luminaries who adorned the occasion were the Guest of Honour Kuldeep Khoda (IPS), Chief Vigilance Commissioner, J and K and Dr. Indu Khoda and other special guests included Ashok Parmar, Shailendra Kumar, Saugat Biswas, Soujanya Sharma, Prof. J.P Singh former Chairmain JK Board of Secondary Education and Balwant Thakur. The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Governor who was accorded a warm welcome by the School Student Council.

The welcome address was read by Kartik Tripathi a student of class 9.

Cultural fiesta began with the electrifying performance of the school choir ‘Minstrels of Melody’ in confluence with the school orchestra who presented a medley of songs starting with the school song.

The beautiful compositions held the gathering spellbound.

The mellifluous musical performance by the young and talented Heritageans was followed by the dance drama ‘Vivekanada–The Journey Inside Out’ which was conceptualised, designed and choreographed by Dr. Gilles Chuyens who is a renowned  theater actor and director with a passion for dance.

The musical drama was based on the tenets of Swami Vivekanand’s teachings which are also the foundation of Heritage School’s vision and motto.

The sublime presentation of dance and drama captivated the audience who were mesmerized by the beautifully attired children portraying the essence of Swami Vivekanand’s teachings.

The ethereal dance drama was followed by the prize distribution ceremony.

In the first category of awards– Rythm Babbar,  Manik Tripathi and Satyam Gupta achieving 10 CGPA in Class X CBSE Board Exams 2014 were given a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 by Nirmal Gupta, Founder Trustee of Heritage School.

In the second category of awards-Aakriti Sharma, Abhirath Kapoor, Assess Kour Chada, Akshaj Rohmetra, Anmol Sadhotra, Anuja Kapahi, Aryan Gupta, Arushi Mahajan, Dhairya Gupta, Divyuanshu Saini, Kartik Tripathi, Prikshit Jamwal and Shreya Gupta securing  90 per cent and above for three consecutive years were pinned the Scholars Badge on their blazers by Kuldeep Khoda.

The third category of awards were conferred by the Governor to Prachi Singh, Pranav Sharma and Kritika Verma who were among the 0.1 percent rankers of CBSE in class XII 2014 Board Exam.

They were presented with certificate of merit received from HRD Minister Smriti Irani and were awarded with medallions for their outstanding performance.

Rolling Trophy for the Best House was awarded to Dignity House for excelling in various Inter House co-curricular and sports activities held in the school for the academic year 2013-14.

The Governor opined that Indian culture and traditions have universal values and the ballet presented by the students beautifully brought to light how these values stand even true today and can prove to be beacon light to lead a harmonious life. He also congratulated the staff and management on successful completion of ten years of service to society.

Education is of vital importance and good school education lays a strong foundation for the establishment of a wholesome and productive society, said Governor.

The Governor said that since Independence the Government of India has devoted high priority to school education and there are a number of Central schemes which seek to achieve full literacy and the highest possible enrolments. While these schemes have led to significant progress yet a great deal still remains to be done to enlarge and upgrade the standards of teaching at the school level.

He complimented the staff and students for putting up such a remarkable show and praised the effort by the staff and management in going all out to promote the inner beauty of the children by providing them value based education and advancing the cherished traditions and beliefs of Indian culture.

While presenting the vote of thanks the Principal, Jagadish Singh Dhami extended his gratitude to the Governor and the august gathering for their gracious presence. He congratulated the teachers and the students for their brilliant performance and assured one and all that the school will consistently endeavour to scale greater heights.

 

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