The function started with the lighting of the lamp ceremony. Kirtans like ‘Vaishnava Janto’ and ‘Raghupati Raghava Rajaram’ resounded in the auditorium. Kushal Rai (XI Sci) paid rich tributes to the Mahatma with a thought provoking speech. He exhorted the grooming politicians and social workers of the morrow to pay heed to the lessons taught and examples set by the great man who dived deep into the mire of politics and came out untouched by the filth.
Principal, Dr SK Sanyal in his message advised the young Birlites to adhere to the Gandhian principles. He reminded everyone not to forget the fact that they are in a school which traverses the path of a great man – GD Birla – who lived his life ‘In the Shadow of the Mahatma’.