On 23rd December 2017, Senior Students of B. K. Birla Centre for Education celebrated their Annual Day Function with great enthusiasm and zeal. The entire school participated wholeheartedly towards the success of this grand event. The triumph was possible by the relentless efforts of our Principal – Dr. Saibal Kumar Sanyal.
Mr Vinod Vijay, DIG (CRPF) who has served in Punjab against terrorists, in the North East against insurgency, in Jammu & Kashmir against Militancy and in Daltonganj, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh against Naxalism, was the esteemed Guest of Honour for the event. In his speech, he emphasised on Moral Education, responsibility of students towards their parents and also towards the Nation.
The event started off with a Prayer Song (Shloka) recited by the Sanskrit Teacher – Mr. Ram Swaroop Pandey. The Panel of Dignitaries that consisted of the Chief Guest – Mr Vinod Vijay, School Principal – Dr. S. K. Sanyal, Advisory Head, and Creative Mentor of the School – Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Dean Academics – Dr. Manohar Patil, School Coordinator Mrs. Kamakshi Sampath, and Admin Head – Mr. Reghu Kumar, performed the Lamp Lighting Ceremony.
The theme for the Annual Day was ‘Journey of Music and Dance’ which was presented meticulously by students from grade IX to XII. The journey show cased origin of Music and Types of Dances – both Indian and Western. School’s Annual Report was presented by the honourable Principal – Dr. Sanyal. This included the achievements of the school since its inception and also highlighted the mile stones achieved during the last academic session.
An extract from Julius Caesar took the audience to a world before Industrial Revolution. A Prize Distribution Ceremony was conducted to felicitate and recognise the talent of students in various fields like Academics, Art, Culture, and Sports etc. Everyone’s beloved Madam Anuradha Balachandran (English Department) was given the Best Teacher’s Award and Mr. R. K. Khandelwal (Admin Department) was awarded for his contribution in the Non Academic Section.
The Chief Guest – Mr. Vinod Vijay was visibly impressed by the impeccable performance showcased by the students across different grades. In his speech to the audience, he appreciated the choice of theme and its immense impact on the minds of youth. He was astonished to observe the young children narrating scripts with perfect articulation. Language skills are essential for the success of students in many fields – was the advice he furnished to all the students.
Finally, the Vote of Thanks was delivered by the School Captain – Master Sudarshan Modi. He acknowledged the efforts of the Students, Teachers, and Supporting Staff and thanked the esteemed guests for their precious time and presence. This was followed by the National Anthem as a tribute to our nation.