Indian School Darsait organized Academic Excellence Award Ceremony at Senior School auditorium on 5th June 2016. Mr.Wilson V George, Chairman, Board of Directors of Indian Schools in Oman, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The programme started with an invocation followed by the traditional lighting of the lamp.
The Chief Guest addressed the august gathering of the evening and congratulated the prize winners, parents and teachers. He said, “The figures and analysis of Class X and XII results of Indian Schools in Oman show that ISD is second to none”. He further said that the board has been committed to execute certain steps to dispense with entrance tests in Indian Schools and focus more on the infrastructural development and enhancement of academics. He further observed that efficiency did not lie in getting the best students and producing the best results rather it was getting average students and making them perform better. He added that the efficiency of teaching should rise to such a level that the dependence on external support in the form of tuitions should be minimized. He hoped that the Board would be able to do something to provide better remuneration to teachers in order to improve their living standards. He further paid a rich tribute to the environment in glowing terms and brought home the importance of protecting the environment. Followed which he gave away gold medals and certificates to the toppers of class XII Board Examination (Science and Commerce stream) held in March and April 2016, second and third toppers, subject toppers and A1 achievers in all subjects (Classes X & XII).
Mr. Abdul Rahim Kasim, President, SMC did the honours for the meritorious students in Classes XII & XI (Science), toppers in Class XI, A1 scorers in Class XI, Principal’s honours to Class XII & XI and G.K and Spell Bee toppers were given away by the Principal, Dr. Sridevi P.Thashnath. Mr.Biju Samuel,Vice President, SMC, felicitated the A1 achievers in all subjects in class IX while other esteemed members of SMC, Mr. Ajayan Poyyara, Mr. Christopher Joe, Mrs. Nikhila Anilkumar, Mr. Jaikish Pavithran, Mr. Varghese Tharakan, Mr. Afroz Ahmed and Mr. Thomas George did the honours for the A1 achievers of all other classes.
Earlier, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Principal welcomed the Chief Guest and other dignitaries to the sober and solemn ceremony. She lauded the unprecedented achievements of the students catalysed by the active support of their parents together with the untiring efforts of the teachers for making the school scale the pinnacle of success with zero failures in Class XII Board Examinations. She thanked the school Management Committee for their timely guidance and unmitigated encouragement being rendered to all activities of the school. Further, she acknowledged with utmost humility the toil, hard work and sacrifice of their parents in guiding them to this extent and asked them not to forget their parents under any circumstances. They should be inspired by the lives of highly successful people like J.K Rowling, Michael Jordan, Jyothi Reddy etc. She advised the students to identify their immense potential and never give up in front of any impediments and stumbling blocks along their road to success. In this connection the Principal related her own experience with deep pathos of having undergone a real ordeal in her school days and how she, with her efforts supplemented by her mother, overcame bravely to achieve what she has had hitherto.
To wind up the event, Mr. Alexander Gee Varghese Vice Principal (Senior Section) proposed vote of thanks and expressed his deep appreciation to the Chief Guest, President, SMC, and other dignitaries for sparing their valuable time in gracing the occasion. He also thanked immensely the benevolent parents and dedicated teachers who helped the children achieve such a wonderful fete. The evening was also marked with music, melody and dance presented by school choir and girls from middle section.