By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 8 Dec: The 68th Annual Day of Raja Rammohan Roy Academy was celebrated on the 8th of December 2018, to provide the much awaited platform for students to showcase their talents.
The arrival of the Chief Guest Dr. Anil Kumar Bhardwaj (former Principal Chief Conservator of Forests) marked the onset of an eventful evening which was also graced by the esteemed presence of Mr. A. K. Deb -Director, Dr. Kalyani Roy, Secretary, Society for the Advancement of Education, Wg. Cdr. C. B. Basudev, Manager- School, and members of the Managing Committee, H. Chakhiyar, Principal, Cambridge School, Ghaziabad and other distinguished guests.
A befitting welcome note by the Deputy Head Girl Anushka Balooni was followed by the ceremonial lamp lighting. Soon the pleasant notes of ‘A Million Dreams’ sung by the school choir resonated in the air. The Chief Guest later felicitated the outstanding students for their scholastic and co-scholastic activities of 2017-2018, which put warm smiles across the faces of the proud parents. The Chairman’s Gold Medal for ISC was bagged by Nidhi Mittal, (Science), Tanya Bisht (Commerce) and Saumya Walia (Humanities). The Chairman’s Gold Medal for ICSE and Smt. Sarla Bhushan Scholarship were enthusiastically coveted by Prakriti Dabral. The A.C. Deb Merit cum means Scholarship was secured by Simran Sandhu of Class XI, Shrimati Chandrakanta Sharma Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Richa Poonia of Class VIII and Ishika Bansal of Class IX. The Shikha Memorial award was lifted by AasthaThapa of Class XI (Science). Among other key achievements the school proudly acknowledged Ishika Jain from XII as the Best Hindi Debater and Aditi Pant from XI as the Best English Debater. Appreciating the achievers the Chief Guest remarked, “Today value systems are eroding. Convictions will make you very strong. There is an ever increasing demand for innovative minds and problem solving approaches and students need to contribute the environment. Remember the school, because it has given you everything and now it is your turn to give back.”
The cultural fiesta was charmingly portrayed through a scintillating Kathak dance and the Shakespearian play “The Tempest” set us back to the European world of the 17th century.
The celebrations concluded on a warm note with the vote of thanks proposed by the Principal Bina Varma and the melodious school song.
By OUR STAFF REPORTER