In a gesture of profound reverence towards their teachers, the students of Bhavans Indian Educational School (IES), Kuwait, solemnly celebrated Teacher’s Day on 5 September.
At the start of the day, a special assembly was organised by the Student Council in the presence of Principal T. Premkumar, Senior Vice Principal Anselma Tessy Judeson, Senior Vice Principal, Vice Principal Middle Wing, Jaemi Byju and the Vice Principal, Co-Curricular Activities, Meenakshi Nayyar. The School Head Boy, Daniel Thomas Koleth, then addressed the assembly on behalf of his schoolmates and expressed deep gratitude towards the teachers. The Deputy Head Girl, Farah Noorjahan Sahim, delivered a speech emphasizing the contributions of teachers towards the society and the roles of teachers in building a nation of responsible citizens.
After the assembly, the twelfth graders donned the mantle of teachers and engaged the students in grades 5 to 8 productively by administering some highly interactive and enriching learning experiences in their allotted classes.
The highlight of the day was the cultural show organised by the Student Council, where the teachers of IES and Jack and Jill were the exclusive audience. The show, emceed by the School Head Girl, Liana Maria Joseph and the Public Relations Officer, Aaron Yohann Thomas, started off with a video presentation titled ‘We Reached Out’, in which alumni thanked teachers for their substantial and invaluable role in making them who they had become.
The school band comprising students of grades 10 and 11 entranced the audience with some of the popular album songs, while the dance performance infused with dubsmash not only entertained the audience but also threw a barrel of laughs in the auditorium. Later teachers partook in some interesting games. The sweet muffins distributed by the students added an extra, exquisite flavor and sweetness to the whole celebration.
As tokens of appreciation from the school management, gifts were given to the teachers of IES and Jack and Jill by Principal Premkumar, and the Principal of Jack and Jill, Rathi Ravindran. In his address, Principal Premkumar appreciated and thanked the Student Council for making the day a memorable and remarkable one. Jerome John Thomas, the Captain of Seva House received a special appreciation for his fine singing. The celebration also witnessed a special segment of congratulating three teachers from the Department of Mathematics, Babu Chungath Jacob, C. Venu Madhava Reddy and Deepamol K.S., who ensured cent per cent participation in the National Math Olympiad from their respective classes. The program wound up with a vote of thanks by Mrs. Nayyar, who extended her heartfelt gratitude to the members of Student Council for organising the event.