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Asian School celebrates ‘Deepotsav’ for outgoing batch

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER

Dehradun, 6 Feb: Hundreds of earthen lamps are lit in the White House Court of The Asian School here, every year, on the occasion of ‘Deepotsav’ – the custom of showering blessings on the Asianites who are looking forward to the end of school life and a new beginning.
The solemn occasion held, today, was observed by lighting of hundreds of earthen lamps and presenting stoles, tying of ‘Kalavas’ and applying of ‘Tilak’ on the foreheads of 208 students, who will appear for the CBSE class XII exams this February.
The ceremony commenced with lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Chief Guest, Major General Sudhir Bahl (Retd). As per tradition, 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. 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 prefect body by the old one.
Speaking on the occasion, Academic Director Anant Vijay Dutt Thapliyal advised the students to understand the importance of hard work and thorough preparation. He also said that they should know the value of discipline. They should not put off their work and should burn midnight oil in order to prepare for Board Exams. He blessed the children and wished them good luck.
Also speaking on the occasion, Director Gagan Jyot Juneja wished the students good luck and advised them to be disciplined. He advised them to be selfless and caring and be a generation that will be remembered for being not only modern but also disciplined and elegantly poised. He also said that it was their hard work that would hold them in good stead throughout their lives and nothing should deter them from achieving their goals.
Chief Guest Major General Sudhir Bahl and Guest of Honour Mrs Bahl blessed the children on the occasion. The Chief Guest said that students should be curious, as this would increase their knowledge. He added that they should adhere to discipline which would teach them moral values to become perfect citizens of tomorrow.
Vice President Madanjeet Singh Juneja, Director Gagan Jyot Juneja, Head, Middle School, Mukesh Nangia, Kalpana Grover, Headmistress and the entire teaching staff attended the function.