Asian School celebrates ‘Deepotsav’
By OUR STAFF REPORTER |
Tue, 11 -Feb, 2014
Dehradun, 10 Feb: It was a memorable evening in the White House Court of the Asian School, here, which brought with it the much awaited – ‘Deepotsav’ - the annual custom of showering blessings on the Asianites who are looking forward to the end of school life and a new beginning. The occasion was observed by the lighting of hundreds of earthen lamps and presenting stoles, tying of kalavas and applying of ‘Tilak’ on the foreheads of 235 students, who will appear for the CBSE class XII Exams in March. The auspicious ceremony commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Chief Guest, Geeta Das, and Saraswati Vandana and melodious chanting from the scriptures invoking the Almighty. As is customary, the blessing ceremony saw the recounting of experiences during their stay at The Asian School by a number of outgoing students, who delivered their speeches and took everyone down memory lane with praiseworthy élan and aplomb. All of them shared their memorable and joyous moments, besides the pranks within the classrooms. On the occasion, the token exchange of earthen lamps took place which was symbolic of conferring the honour, power and responsibility on the new prefectorial body by the old one. Speaking on the occasion, Principal AK Das observed that the class XII students need spare no effort to be worthy Ambassadors of The Asian School. He emphasised on the importance of hard work in the life of a student- one who is destined to study. He advised the students to utilise their time effectively and wished them luck so that they bring laurels to themselves and their Alma Mater. Anant VD Thapliyal, Vice-Principal spoke of the importance of discipline and a responsible approach towards studies. Gaganjyot Singh, Director, Mukesh Nangia, Co-ordinator, Middle School, Kalpana Grover, Headmistress, as also the entire teaching staff attended the function. The programme concluded with an inspirational song each by the Asianites and the staff for the outgoing batch. The programme was compered by Angela Abbasi.