Indian School Darsait organized KG Day for KG I kids and the fourth Graduation Ceremony for KG II children for the year 2016-17 on Saturday, 25 February. Separate functions were held for the morning and the afternoon session childrenin two phases wherein a good number of parents, grandparents and well-wishers turned up to be a part of yet another day to cherish. Mr. Biju Samuel, Vice President, SMC, Mrs. Nikhila Anilkumar, Head of Academic Subcommittee,SMC were the Chief Guests for the morning and afternoon functions respectively along with Mr. Jaikish Pavithran, distinguished Member, SMC.
The mega event began with lighting of the auspicious lamp of knowledge by the Chief Guest, and other dignitaries. The highlight of the function was the ceremonial procession of the graduates, led by the class teachers of each division accompanied by KG I teachers. The little ones who were clad in graduation gowns were brimming with enthusiasm and vibrancy. The teachers of respective classes spoke briefly about the toddlers as they received their certificates. Mrs. Leena Francis, Vice Principal stated emphatically on the significance of the foundation years of a child and welcomed the august gathering for both the sessions. She said, “the main aim of kindergarten is to groom our little ones for achieving holistic excellence in this competitive world.”Addressing the gathering Mr. Biju Samuel, Chief Guest for the morning session said that the school is like a second home and teachers are like mothers to them. He further added that, “As these kids are in the most impressionable phase of their life, we have a great responsibility on us as to how we interact with these tiny tots.” He also expressed his happiness in being part of this wonderful occasion and blessed them for a bright future.
Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Principal appreciated the students for their confidence and pleasing demeanor they displayed and the staff for their commitment and sincere efforts. She also underlined the role of a KG teacher in the life of a child by stating that, “the kids come as a plain slate or clay and the teachers mould them. The children always love and remember their KG teachers fondly even when they bid adieu to their alma mater in Grade 12’’ She also presented a beautiful array of Kindergarten activities conducted for the academic year besides felicitating the children who secured hundred percent attendance.
Mrs. Nikhila Anilkumar, Chief Guest for the afternoon session congratulated the K.G Department for organizing the programme perfectly. She further said, “the little ones are like tiny seeds that grow into a mighty tree. They should be watered with hope, kindness and love and be fed with nutrients of knowledge, character and dedication by instilling values and beliefs”. The KG I kids wished their seniors good luck and enlivened the morning with enthralling performances. As they danced to foot tapping music, the kindergarten motto‘growing up is fun’ was re-emphasized to the core. Mrs. Sheeja Philip, Coordinator, Kindergarten proposed vote of thanks and expressed her profuse gratitude to all for making the day a memorable one.