Faridabad: Apeejay School, Faridabad, recently organised its Annual Appreciation Day for the academic year 2021-22 through a virtual extravaganza in the presence of eminent beureucrats and academicians besides the excited student community of the school and parents.
The virtual event was graced by Mr Sanjay Joon, IAS, Commissioner, Faridabad division, Faridabad, as the Chief Guest, and Ms A Mona Sreenivas, IAS, Director (Coordination), Election Commission of India, as the Guest of Honour. The event also saw the presence of eminent actor and special invitee Mr Kunnal Kummar. Dr Neha Berlia, Co-promoter, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group, presided over the event.
Congratulating the school for its exemplary achievements, Mr Joon said, “You have had commendable achievements in different fields. It is a great idea to appreciate and give recognition to the contribution by students in their respective fields of interest. I congratulate all the children who have done well and got laurels. I wish all the best to those who have completed their schooling at Apeejay recently.”
In her address, Dr Berlia talked about how the school strived to overcome all challenges in the pandemic to ensure that the education of the students was not compromised in any way. “A special appreciation is due to the school for going ahead with the annual appreciation day on a virtual platform despite all odds. Congratulations to the school for its commendable work in all realms—in academics, extra-curricular activities, sports, and community outreach initiatives.
“In the wake of the pandemic, Apeejay found effective online alternatives of high quality, blended, hybrid learning, which is here to stay. At all times, the vision of Apeejay Education is to provide value-based, holistic education leading to man-making and nation-building,” she said.
At the event, the school students showcased their impressive talents through various music and dance performances under the theme “Aham Brahmasmi—the divinity within”, reflecting the union with the higher self and reminding how every individual is an integral part of the cosmos.
On the significance of the theme, Ms Sreenivas remarked, “This term has a spiritual connotation. It speaks about how each one of us is a microcosm. This sense of being yourself and also part of the much larger energy that runs the universe fills one with pride and happiness. Celebrate, share and keep up these acts of kindness. Never lose heart and hope. There is always a scope to spread your wings.”
The outstanding efforts made by the school and its students came forth through the achievements listed in the annual report. Principal Dr Parul Tyagi enumerated the various laurels won by the school, in both scholastic and non-scholastic fields. She highlighted how the school was nationally recognised for its contributions to blended learning, while appreciating individual achievements of students in board exams, and national and international events, from sports to science and social work.
The attendees appreciated the students’ effort and creativity for their performances during the event.