On April 8 we had to say goodbye to our Grade X CBSE students.
The inaugural function of the Farewell started with a welcome address to the President, Mr. Jayapal, Principal, Mr. Venkat Suresh Lolla, the parents and the students. An invocation song was rendered to invoke the blessings of the Almighty. This was followed by the Candle Lighting ceremony. The candles symbolized the knowledge acquired by the students in their alma mater and the passing of knowledge to their juniors & also into the world that they were stepping into. This was followed by a power point presentation titled ‘Down Memory Lane’, which included the various activities of the students over the last four years.
Speeches were also given by the students of Gr X who shared their memories and experiences during their stay in GCIS. Some of the speeches were quite touching which was indicative of mixed emotions of the students. The emotions were joyful owing to successful completion of 4 years at the school and a little sadness due to leaving the premises, teachers and classmates for their higher studies. Parents were also asked to share their experiences and many parents praised the Management, Principal and the teachers for all their support, guidance and the commitment shown by the teaching fraternity towards their wards. This was followed by the presentation of mementos.
There was a brief cultural programme conducted by Gr IX students which comprised of a group song, a group dance and a farewell speech in honor of their seniors.
The President, Mr. Jayapal addressed the students and urged them to rise to greater heights. The Principal, Mr. Venkat Suresh Lolla said the students should explore the different opportunities that are available for them in the present day scenario and inspired them to rise against all odds.
In the end there was a motivational video, which was sort of a reinforcement of what the President and the Principal had spoken earlier. The compering for the whole event was done by Ms. Shanthi, Coordinator of CBSE Secondary Section. The programme concluded with the National Anthem followed by dinner.