The eventful first-day welcome titled ‘Haardikam Suswagatham’ was held for the 10th graders and the 12th graders of Indian Educational School (IES), Kuwait to mark the academic year 2019-2020 on 3 March.
The day started with the morning assembly in the school auditorium which paved way for an array of fun-filled and thought-provoking programs and games to welcome the enthusiastic end-beginners. The event, taking the name ‘Haardikam Suswagatham’ was dedicated to the armed forces of India.
The event commenced with T. Premkumar, Principal, IES, delivering an inspirational speech which he perfected with the reading of a prayer written by him towards the end.
Suresh. V. Balakrishnan, Vice Principal, Middle and Senior Wings, IES further addressed the students. The special invitees of the day were Rathi Raveendran, Principal, Jack & Jill, Sushma Mary Joe, Supervisor, Kindergarten, IES, Mrs. Rajni Menon, Supervisor, Kindergarten, Smart Indian School, Mini Nair, Mrs. Rekha Jaypal and Betty Joseph (Faculty, Smart Indian School).
They were the teachers of IES since its inception, and some of them who later moved to the various branches of Bhavans in Kuwait. The special invitees then addressed the students with inspiring words.
Then, the extremely talented teachers of IES, representing different departments entertained the audience with their ‘you-blink-you-miss’ hip-hop steps to peppy numbers and some mellifluous songs. One of the special performers of the day was the Sr. Vice Principal himself. The highlight of the entertainment program was a dazzling classical dance by the sister duo Deepa Praveen and Deepthi Prasanth, members of Bhavans’ parent community.
The Department of Computer Science conducted a few exciting games separately for grade 10 and grade 12 designed especially with well-defined objectives. The competitive nature of the games was instrumental in demonstrating the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, multitasking and objectives in life.
The emcee of the day was Ms. Sindhu Ashok, Faculty, Department of Science and Coordinator of grade 10.