The 22nd Annual Day celebration of Indian School Darsait, Primary Section held on 11th April 2015 was based on the theme “60 years of Indo Oman Diplomatic Relations.” The event commenced with the invocation song rendered by the school choir. This was followed by the traditional lighting of the lamp by Chief Guest Dr. Rajyashree, Specialist Surgeon, Barqat Al Noor Clinic accompanied by the School Management Committee Convener Mr. Biju Samuel and other distinguished Members of SMC, Dr. Tulika Mishra, Mr. Harish Sidhartha and Mrs. Nikhila Anilkumar along with Principal Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Vice-Principals Mrs. Leena Francis (Primary Section) & Mr. Saji S Nair (Operations & ICT).
Ayesha Reem, Assistant Head Girl, delivered the welcome address and Avinash Shankar, Assistant Head Boy, welcomed the Chief Guest with a sapling.
Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Principal ISD presented the Annual Report on the academic achievements as well as the accomplishments of its students in all fields of activity. The highlights were the U-19 boys Gold medal in 4 x 100 m win at the All India CBSE National Athletic meet 2014-15 and the top honours at Jhankar Spectrum, Times of Oman Quiz, Shastra Pratibha & the Overall Championship at the Science India Forum competitions.
Dr. Rajyashree, Chief Guest felicitated the class toppers for their academic prowess during the year, while appreciating the efforts of the Principal and teachers for the all round development of ISD students. Mr. Biju Samuel addressed the gathering and presented a memento to the Chief Guest on behalf of the school. The prize winners across various categories were felicitated at the function. The formal ceremony was concluded with the vote of thanks by Vice Principal Mrs. Leena Francis.
The event was embellished with a vibrant and colourful cultural extravaganza depicting the true bonding between Indian and Omani culture. The students presented a skit on Conservation of Natural Recourses and the audience were then treated to scintillating dance performances based on Goan, Arabic, Kerala, Tamil, Hindi & Bengali themes. The mellifluous Hindi-Arabic song rendered by the ISD students was applauded by the appreciative audience. It was indeed a mesmerizing journey of Music and Dance truly reflecting the everlasting strong relationship between Oman and India.
The grand finale of the programme was titled ‘Hail Sultan’. ISD students prayed for the good health and prosperity of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and all the residents of Oman. This programme was their tribute to the love and affection that Oman has shown to all Indian residents.
The programme was a grand success and was well appreciated by all.