Investiture Ceremony for the session 2016-17 was held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, as a part of the special assembly. It was presided over by Principal, Mr Sanjay Yadav and Vice Principal, Mrs Swadesh Kumar.
Student authorities received their badges. The group comprised middle school and senior school prefects. Head Boy, Ved Rajgarhia and Head Girl, Maahi S. Kumar received the school flag from the Principal. The Principal administered the oath to the new appointments who promised to uphold the school motto – Higher, Stronger, Brighter.
A melodious song infused the atmosphere with inspiration. This was followed by a motivational speech by the Principal. The Principal and the Vice Principal blessed the authorities and this marked the finale of the investiture ceremony.
The topic for this year’s “Today” Summit, held in Vasant Valley School, was ‘Design-thinking and Empathy’ and to say that it was very different from your usual competition would perhaps be the biggest understatement of all time. We started the workshop, or as we’d decided to call it, ‘boot camp’, talking about what design-thinking and empathy are and how they can change one’s life. We then continued on with a simulation to test our design thinking skills and it couldn’t have possibly been better, specially given that we had to work with students from other schools. Then we had an actual ‘design-thinking’ session with the school sitting opposite us, us telling them and them telling us what was the one problem they had with their school and then both teams had to solve that problem for the other school. This workshop led me to getting to know so many people and to learn and realise so much, from completing the given assignments in time to actually thinking about others more than yourself. It was an amazing learning experience for me and I cannot wait to look into this intriguing new topic more and to work with my team for it.
Manav Gupta of class XI-C made a sketch of our Honourable President Sh. Pranab Mukherjee. He gifted it to him on his 80th Birthday on 11th December 2015 at President’s House. We have been informed that Honourable President Sir has kept that sketch in his personal collection.
On a special day of ‘International Day of Yoga’, I was invited by INO (International Naturopathy Organization) under whom I did my doctorate in Naturopathy way back in the year 2001. The International Day of Yoga was well celebrated at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. On 19th June, the performance of yoga was pre-conducted at Rajpath wherein our yoga guru Mr.Ramdev was heading the camp. Based upon my performance I was selected to perform at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on The International Day of Yoga i.e. 21st June. The organizers while judging the performances had then conducted a selective test to identify ‘A’ Grade performers.
Depending upon my performance I was awarded as a perfect Yoga performer. The committee members after judging the performance have awarded me Gold and Silver medal.
I feel proud that with 18 years of experience in G.D.Goenka Public School have really helped me to get such honour.
As everyday is a lesson I have also learnt many things in my service.