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Indian School Darsait organized its Silver Jubilee Celebrations at City Amphitheatre Qurum on 24 November 2017 with fervour, joy, zeal and zest. The Chief Guest H.E Mr. Indra Mani Pandey, Ambassador of India to Sultanate of Oman inaugurated the function in the benign presence of Guest of Honour, Mr. Wilson V George, Chairman, BoD, Indian Schools in Oman and an august gathering of distinguished personalities who included, Embassy Officials, Official of Board of Directors, the President, and Members of School Management Committee, Former Presidents & Members of SMC, Principals of Other Indian Schools, Office bearers of Indian Social Club & its Wings, Principal, Administrators, Staff, Core Committee Members, Special Invitees parents, students, a good number of benefactors and well-wishers.
The function began with the prelude to the Royal Anthem of Oman and the National Anthem of India followed by a classical dance performance invoking the blessings of the Almighty. Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Principal extended a cordial welcome to all for their esteemed presence at the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the school and making it a historical event. She highlighted the importance of Inclusive Education and ISD’s priority to make the school the most inclusive and child friendly Indian school in Oman. Mr. Ajayan Poyyara who presided over the function enumerated the glorious achievements of the school over the years since its inception and expressed his profuse gratitude towards parents for their unstinting support and efficient leadership and guidance of former SMCs especially the Presidents. He hoped that the school would get the same patronage from the parents for the smooth running and for carving out many success stories in the days to come.
The Chief Guest H.E Mr. Indra Mani Pandey congratulated ISD on its completion of twenty-five glorious years of its commitment in providing quality education to Diaspora Children and for fulfilling its social responsibility and hoped that it might continue the same with added vigour and enthusiasm. The Chief Guest gave away the long service awards to the following Staff on completion of 24 dedicated years of service to the institution: Mrs. Leena Francis, Vice Principal (Primary Section), Mr. A.C Sarasan (HoD Malayalam), Mr. E.K. Hemraj, (Supervisor, Middle Section), Mrs Asalatha C.P, (English Teacher – Primary Section) Mr. P.V Gopinath, (Art Teacher), and Mrs Zawan A Rahman Gharib Al Zadjali (Omani staff).
Mr.Wilson V George, Chairman BoD, the Guest of Honour praised the school and congratulated SMC, administrators, staff, students and parents for working as a team to enable the school scale greater heights in all levels. He pointed out that there are many things that other Indian schools might learn from ISD. Master Harkrishnan Lal Pillai, Head Boy and Miss Nanda I.S, Head Girl proposed vote of thanks to mark the end of the formal function.
A much-awaited Cultural Extravaganza—a Variety Entertainment followed. The fusion of budding and youthful exuberance in perfect tunes and rhythmic movements was indeed a shimmering visual treat to the core. A Power point presentation ‘Glimpses’ portraying a rich array of school activities and the people behind them in a chronological order left an indelible imprint on the audience. Among other delicacies of the cultural extravaganza a mesmerizing dance performance on ‘inclusion’ in school presented by the tiny tots of KG touched the hearts of all present. Yet another item that had a sublimating effect was a journey of Indian Dance and Music by primary kids of the school. It was followed by a yoga skit, a superb performance by students of Inclusive Cell along with NIOS and mainstream children emphasizing on the vocational training given to special needs children at ISD. Global dance, an amalgam of Goan, African, Chinese and western styles and tunes displayed was indeed a delightful experience to watch while contemporary dance drama “Prometheus” was a thematic execution that took the audience to cloud nine.
The performance of dancers from other Indian schools namely Muscat, Wadi Kabir, Al Ghubra, Seeb, Maabela and Muladha and dancers from Malayalam and Kerala wings of Indian Social Club, Muscat was definitely a glittering sight to see and it was a compendium of beauty, entertainment and style.
The grand finale a medley of Sufi, Hindustani and Western singing by 160 students of primary and senior school had a rapturous impact to stay on. All lauded the cultural extravaganza that was put up as the culmination of ISD Silver Jubilee celebration, presented by Shifa Aljazeera Medical Services LLC, and powered by Al Nahdha Al Omania Co. LLC and supported by many sponsors and executed with a team of selfless ISD family.
The highlight of the evening was the theme of the event- ISD to be the most inclusive and child friendly Indian School in Oman. To support the theme, the entire lady staff wore sarees which were block printed by the students of Inclusive Cell and gentlemen staff carried block printed handkerchiefs.
Anugraha and Scouts & Guide Annual Personality Development Camp held on 10th and 11th November 2017
Anugraha the charity club of Indian school Darsait and scouts & guides organized their annual camp for students of classes VI to IX on November 10 and 11. 115 boys and girls and 7 teachers participated in the winter camp. It was held in the school and was an unprecedented one in terms of participation, classes and entertainment programme. The purpose of the camp was to hone the leadership skills of children as they play a pivotal role in their lives and also to provide them a rich learning experience beyond their normal classrooms. Inaugurating the camp, Mr. Jaikish Pavithran, Vice President, SMC said “camps like this give a wonderful opportunity for kids as they help them have unique experiences, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime”. The objective of this camp is to bring out the best in the kids so that they may know the pulse of the society and get them involved in bringing about noticeable changes in society”.
After that Mr. Robin, renowned Personality trainer and entrepreneur inspired the students with the session titled “Global values”.This was followed by a magic show by Mr. Asokan which enthralled the students who were transported to a new world of magic.
The highlight of the day’s programme included campfire which included a variety entertainment programme such as skit, dance and melodious songs. Next morning, campers went for a trekking along Darsait beach area where they attended an enriching session on various physical exercises and breathing exercises conducted by the Principal, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath.
Since Student’s safety is the priority for the school, the eminent safety expert Mr. Pramesh conducted a wonderful training session on safety and first aid. He taught the students use of various types of bandages etc. A presentation on safety which new for the students apart from their regular learning process was also given as a part of the session.
Ms. Shamaila Gul Khan, teacher in Fine Arts, ISD conducted a session titled “Best out of waste” which was indeed an attempt to make use of waste materials to be converted in to beautiful & useful decorative items.
The Principal, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath in her address said, “these sessions are very important for the students at this age. They can become the leaders of tomorrow. The sessions conducted here will be indeed very useful to you in future. The “Global Values” are very important to maintain since the world has become small because of scientific development”. She conveyed her happiness over the success of the programme and commended the untiring efforts made by Radhakrishna Kurup, coordinator, Clubs and events, Lal A Pillai, HoD, Co-Scholastics, Mr. Saju Joseph, Camp officer and their team in organizing the camp for the all round development of students. Mrs. Induresmi, Mrs. Harjinder Kaur, Mrs. Mary Viju, Mrs. Sumitha J. Netto, the teachers of ISD also attended this camp. In the concluding session, Mr. Jaikish Pavithran gave away certificates of participation to the students and teachers. It was indeed an unforgettable experience for the campers.
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ISD to Organize Silver Jubilee Celebration – a Cultural Extravaganza on 24th November 2017 at City Amphitheatre, Qurum
Indian School Darsait has reached a historical milestone of 25 glorious years of serving the community by imparting quality education to children of Indian Diaspora. The school is celebrating its Silver Jubilee this academic year – 2017-18. On this auspicious occasion, the ISD family places on record, its deepest gratitude and reverence to His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.
The support extended by Ministry of Education has always paved way for the development of the school through these years. The school takes this opportunity to extend its gratitude to MoE for all the help rendered towards the smooth conduct of the mega event – the Silver Jubilee Celebration. The Board of Directors, Indian Schools in Oman has always been a strength of support in all the educational endeavours taken up by the school since its inception.
After a humble beginning in 1992 and 25 years of endless strive towards excellence with the vision to be the most preferred Indian School in the capital area; ISD has worked hard to nurture future generation of passionate learners and gracious global citizens.
The determination of the management, professional honesty of the staff, hard work of the students, cooperation of parents, and the unstinted support of other stakeholders, and the Omani Community have contributed to the remarkable growth of the institution during the arduous journey towards academic excellence.
The school is hosting its Silver Jubilee Celebrations at City Amphitheatre, Qurum on 24th November 2017 from 6 pm to 9 pm. The theme of the event is “ISD – the most Inclusive and Child Friendly Indian School in Oman”. A Cultural Extravaganza by ISD along with other Indian schools and linguistic wings of Indian Social Club Muscat.
The funds raised through this sponsored event will be used exclusively to develop full-fledged state-of-the-art resource rooms for Children with Special Needs, to expand and strengthen the Inclusive Education Cell, towards the financial support for the needy students and to develop other infrastructure facilities of the school.
Shifa Al Jazeera is the presenter of the programme. Many sponsors have confirmed their support. The response from the parent community and well-wishers have been very positive. ISD family is gearing up to make this event a memorable one for all the stake holders. The support from print and visual media is always commendable and it is the strength of ISD. We are convinced that the success of this event will also depend on the wholehearted cooperation of the media.