Award Nite 2018-19: Bhavans’ Day Of Star-Spangled Attainments

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

June 15, 2019 happened to be a red-letter day inscribed in the heart of every Bhavanite as Indian Education School (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kuwait) crowned the outstanding efforts of the dazzling stars who soared to the boundless sky of success with the outspread wings of unparalleled determination and indefatigable hard work, and twinkled in the sky of academic excellence.

‘Award Nite 2018-19’ was graced by the presence of the Chief Guest, Dr. Jaya Divya, (alumna) interning in Dar Al Shifa Hospital, Hawally, Mr. N. K. Ramachandran Menon, the Chairman, Bhavans Middle East, Mr. T. Premkumar, the Principal, Indian Education School, Mr. Mahesh P. Iyer, the Principal, Smart Indian School, Mrs. Anselma Tessy Judeson, the Vice Principal, the Senior Wing, Mrs. Jaemi Byju, the Vice Principal, the Middle Wing, Mrs. Lalitha Premkumar, the Vice Principal, the Primary Wing and Mrs. Meenakshi Nayyar, the Vice Principal, CCA, teachers, students and parents.

The evening of accolades started with a couple of soul-soothing verses from the Holy Quran followed by the Kuwait National Anthem. The soulful singing of the prayer song by the school choir was followed by the Bhavan’s anthem. The ceremonial lamp was then conjointly lit by the Chief Guest, Dr. Jaya Divya, Mr. N.K. Ramachandran Menon, Mr. T. Premkumar and Mr. Mahesh P. Iyer. The blessed gathering was welcomed by Liana Maria Joseph, the Head Girl of Indian Education School, Kuwait. To add the flavor of festivity to the august evening, the amazingly talented teachers of Bhavans Rhythmscapes danced gracefully and lithely in the traditional Indian folk style, and enthralled the audience with their finest flair and charismatic charm.

The most anticipated event of the evening began to unfold onstage. The teachers from grades 1 to 11 took pride in inviting their dear students onto the stage. The brilliant stars of IES were then bedecked with medals, medallions, plaques and trophies. The estimable IES scholarship for students who are studying in classes 8 to 12 scoring above 91% marks in all subjects in all school tests and examinations was offered to the phenomenal performers amidst thunderous applause. Scholar badges, scholar blazers, golden medallions and shields for stellar performance in International Exams were a few of the other awards given away. The crème de la crème of Indian Educational School was presented with the scholar blazers, a token of appreciation for scoring the cumulative A1 in all subjects for three consecutive years; an exceptional feat indeed. The students who received appreciation and recognition for their outstanding performances, securing the highest grade in their respective classes in the primary wing, and a cumulative grade of A1 in all subjects for the middle and the senior wings were beaming like twinkling stars fallen on the dais. Math Wizards, best speakers and budding scientists, who proved their mettle time and again, were awarded medals of honor and recognition.

The gathering witnessed yet another delightful moment when Mr. T. Premkumar was presented with the ‘Principal of Principals Award 2018-2019’ by the Chairman of Bhavans Middle East, Mr. N.K Ramachandran Menon. This award has been instituted by All India Schools Mathematics Teachers Association (AISMTA) appreciating his significant contribution and motivation for the excellent performance exhibited by the participants in the National Math Olympiad 2018-19.

A memento of love, and appreciation was then extended to the Chief Guest by the Chairman. The Chief Guest, Dr. Jaya Divya, addressed the gathering with her thought-provoking reflections on life. She emphasized the importance of living life to the fullest in the present as life is very short. She accentuated the momentousness of hard work with a prominent quote by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam: “If you want to shine like a sun, then first burn like a sun.” The proud alumna expressed her gratefulness to Bhavans for what she has become today. She also shared her joy, excitement and gratitude for being given a chance to grace a function at her alma mater.

The notable evening ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Daniel Thomas Koleth, the school Head Boy, and the singing of the Indian National Anthem. The emcees for the day were Jis Ann Jaison and Varun Menon of Grade 11, who were also instrumental in leaving a lasting impression in many jubilant and resolute hearts with their elegant emceeing.


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