‘Prabuddha- The Enlightened One’- Annual Function at Gyanshree
“Observation more than books, experience more than persons, are the prime educators.”
With the aim of sensitising Shreeyans to the needs of the community besides inculcating values like spirituality, integrity, commitment, equanimity etc. , the school organised ABHIMANCH VI- Annual function on 6th&7th December ,2019, titled ‘Prabuddha- The Enlightened One’ . The Chief Guest for the occasion on the first day was Mrs.DurgaSakthiNagpal , Deputy Secretary, Commerce Ministry, Government of India. Mr Abhishek Singh , Deputy Commissioner HQs was the Guest of Honour. On the second day Mr Sanjay Kothari , Secretary to the Hon’ble President of India was the Chief Guest. Shri M.L. Agarwal , Chairman of the Haldiram Society presided over the function. Esteemed Members of Management committee and the Advisory Board and Mrs. Rita Kapur, Director, Academics, Gyanshree School graced the occasion with their inspiring presence.
Principal Mrs. Brinda Ghosh offered a ceremonial welcome to the guests ,and in her address said that the ethos of the school rests in the strong sense of standing together as a family, in its commitment to realizing the potential of the children, and in providing life skills to them. Accentuating the achievements of the Shreeyans , she reiterated the school’s vision of providing myriad opportunities to all its students for showcasing their talent in all domains of pedagogy, the testimony of which was the 100% participation of Shreeyans in the in house cultural extravaganza. The soulful rendition of the ‘Akaisutra’ , derived from the Rig Veda, by ‘Shreedhun’, the senior choir comprising of 105 Shreeyans was a transcendental symphony , reverberating the message of staying united in all situations, set the tone for the evening. The dance drama presented by Shreeyans displaying the life and teachings of Buddha resonated deep with the audience as the budding actors became one with the characters that they portrayed. The spiritual propensity, synchrony and finesse mesmerised the audience. The Annual report of the school was read by students of Grade 10 , giving the audience a glimpse of school’s achievements in the scholastic and co scholastic domain.
Speaking on the occasion, MrsDurgaSakthiNagpalemphasised on the need to provide such an education that fosters confidence, clarity of thought and values amongst the youth. Appreciating the efforts of the school in putting up the show, she urged the students to strive assiduously towards realizing their goals and never to flinch from the path, inspite of hurdles and obstacles in their way. Highlighting the intrinsic role that the school plays in a students’ lives , she asked them to cherish the learning imparted here, as it would not only go a long way in shaping their personality, but also help them in realizing their aims and aspirations.
Lauding the efforts of the school in fostering Indianness as a value and immortalizing mythology through such theatrical presentations, thereby providing inimitable opportunity to its students of imbibing values from them, Shri Sanjay Kothari exhorted the students to pursue their passion and interest by setting attainable goal for themselves. He advised the students to value the learning imparted in the school byenthusiasticallyparticipating in sports and other creative activities .He also urged the Shreeparents to support their children in pursuing their interest.Emphasizing upon the emergent need of giving back to the society , he advised the students to work for the good of their community, country and the environment.
Highlighting the relevance of the Buddhist tenets, Mrs. Rita Kapur , Director Academics ,urged the students to be aware of the inherent dynamic energy that propels the Good within us. She exhorted the students to imbibe the qualities that Buddha embodies and exemplifies, by being compassionate and working assiduously towards developing their own virtues ( ‘AttDeepo Bhava’).
The programme concluded with the vote of thanks being proposed by one of the Shreeyans .
The exhilarating show was an unforgettable experience and left a lasting impression on the minds of everyone present , as they gathered insightful messages ,as their takeaways.