An investiture ceremony was held at Sarala Birla Public School to give various responsibilities to the students as well as teachers to run the school-academic session 2015-16 smoothly. The ceremony was inaugurated by Shri Shashikant Dwivedi, a voluntary social activist, a swayam sevak and State Secretary, Vidya Vikas Samiti, Jharkhand. Head P & A Mr. P. K. Varma, Principal Mrs. Poonam Singh & Guest of Honor Mrs. Subani Bara, Principal, MBINCT. In the programme, Ashish Sen and Rishika Kaushik both from Std. XII (Com.) were selected as the Head Boy and Head Girl respectively. Kaustav Banerjee and Ankita Kumari, both of XI (Science) were selected as discipline incharges of boys & girls respectively.
The inauguration took place at scheduled time with lighting the lamp and Saraswati Vandana ‘Ya Kundendu Tushar Haar Dhawala’ …….. This was followed by semi-classical Ganesh Vandana ‘Ek Dantaya, Vakra Tundayay, Gauri Tanyaya Dhimahi…..’ It was a brilliant fusion of semi-classical dance and music. 46 girls performed in three groups on this brilliant music and synchronized their dance item with the classical song on Sri Ganesh.
Thereafter yoga and Surya Namaskar in dance form were done by the yoga students of the school. Yoga is a stage of deriving life force from the infinite and synchronizes their physical, mental and spiritual world together. After the yoga, there was a contemporary dance ‘India wale…..’ by the boys of the school.
The Principal Mrs. Poonam Singh congratulated the children for their brilliant performance and said that the students have done very well in all fields of scholastic and co-scholastic activities. She said that first student grow and then they become leaders and when they become leaders, it becomes their responsibility to lead the others. This investiture fills the students with a sense of responsibility. She said that humility is important for every leader. The post-bearers should be humble. They should be given small responsibilities to carry out and whenever required, they should be guided by the parents. She assured the parents that their wards are in safe hands. The school is preparing and motivating them to excel in various competitions conducted at National/International levels by various govt. and various NGO’s. She said that Shram-Sadhana’ (physical work) is essential for the students.
Discussing the two prominent aspects of leadership, the school Head Personnel & Admin, Shri Pradip Kumar Verma said that mainly there are two great events in the history of the world where two great leaders proved their unchallenged leadership in two different ways. The first event took place in ‘Treta Yuga’ where Lord Shri Ram led the army of monkeys, bears and forest animals to built ‘Setu Bandh Ramehswaram’, a bridge to connect India and Sri Lanka so that they could reach Lanka to free Jagat Janani Sita. Second example of leadership was presented by his another incarnation Lord Sri Krishna in Dwapar Yuga in the battle of Kurukhshetra where he didn’t participate in the battle directly but he was there behind everyone. In his ‘Virat Swaroop’ he showed it to Savya Sanchi. Leading the people by standing in the front and leading them from behind the curtains are two very important aspects of leadership and it should be there in a leader. He called the Investiture Ceremony ‘Netritva Sanskar Samaroh’ and said that this sanskar was there in every child inculcated by their parents and grandparents. The respect for tradition, values and measures makes a student great. The school only discovers it and gives responsibility according to their performance. He thanked the parents to prepare their children in such a nice way. He congratulated the students also for their marvelous performance.
The Chief Guest of the programme Sri Shashikant Dwivedi said that he was overwhelmed to see the performance of the students. He said that whether it be song, classical or modern dance, stage coordination or discipline maintenance – the students of the school are brilliant. The future of the nation is in their responsible hands. He said that execution of responsibility is an art and it comes with a sense of duty. So every parent should give some work to their children. Quoting three examples on performance, responsibility and politeness, he said that hard and tough things pass away soon but polite things remain before and even after. Criticizing Macaulay’s education policy of 1835, he said that it neither worked then nor it will work now. He expressed his happiness over the school preaching and practicing in an Indian way though through English medium. Talking to the teachers he said that the future of the nation is in their hands and they are true carriers of values, measures and traditions set by our rishis and ancestors. They should realize the age long old dictum of ‘Acharya Devo Bhawa’ and prepared the children for today and tomorrow. He laid stress on the importance of health and told the students that Yoga and Surya Namaskar will help them a lot. Referring to great scientist Einstein, he said that the world is indebted to India for giving the world Decimal, Zero and Number System. He said that traditional way of Indian life and practices are purely scientific. He said that a student should study as many hours as his standard i.e. if he studies in Std. VI, he should study for 6 hours and if in Std. XI, he should study for 11 hours.
In the programme 104 students were given badges and a score of teachers were given responsibilities to execute. Champion Students of Jharkhand Riffle Association were facilitated in the programme. Eventually the Chief Guest was facilitated with a memento and a shawl by the school Head Personnel & Admin. Mr. P. K. Varma and the school Principal Mrs. Poonam Singh.