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05 / Feb / 2023
Indian School Salalah celebrated the Annual Day on 3rd February 2023 with exuberance and ardour. This year’s annual day celebration in fact reflected the magnificent journey of 40 years of hard work and dedication put up by this temple of learning.The day witnessed the presence of the President of the School Management Committee Dr. Syed Ahsan Jamil, other esteemed members of the School Management Committee, Ex-members of the School Management Committee, Chairman of Indian Social Club Mr. Rakesh Kumar Jha, Dr. Sanathanan, Honorary Consular Agent, Embassy of India to Oman, Principal Mr. Deepak Patankar, Assistant Vice Principals, In-charges, Heads of the Department, Parents, staff and students
The programme commenced with the welcome address by Principal Mr Deepak Patankar. In his address he expressed his gratitude to Parents, students, teachers and all well- wishers. He specially thanked the community and expressed the vision of the new building. The celebration started off with a musical touch. A welcome song was dedicated to all the invitees with great reverence and hospitality by the talented school choir of Indian School Salalah.
The formal function in the evening, as per school tradition, commenced with the rendering of prayer song to invoke the Almighty’s blessings which was followed by the Royal Anthem of Oman and the National Anthem of India .It was followed by the lighting of the auspicious lamp by Dr. Syed Ahsan Jamil, other esteemed members of the School Management Committee and Principal Mr Deepak Patankar.
The academic excellence achieved by the students in CBSE board exams during the academic year 2021-22 was fittingly recognized by the Proficiency awards. The subject toppers in the Science and Commerce streams of grade XII and toppers of grade X were gleaming with joy and gratification as they (students and parents) (received the prizes for their yearlong painstaking effort. All were presented with a memento and a certificate for their conscientious and meticulous effort. The prize winners were awarded by the President Dr. Syed Ahsan Jamil other esteemed members of the School Management Committee and Principal Mr. Deepak Patankar.
The 40th-year celebration video commenced with a virtual display of the Blood Donation Drive followed by a series of events throughout the year that resulted in the Annual Day celebration. Mementoes were presented to SMC members, Ex- SMC members(Mr.H.S.Subramanya, Mr.Jonathan and Dr.Nishtar) Mr. Rakesh Jha, President Indian Social Club, other members of ISC, Representatives of different wings of ISC, Mr. Rassal Mohammed, President School Management Committee, IS Thumrait, Souvenir Inchargers – Mr. C. T Ramasamy and Mr. Yeswanth, 40th year core committee – Mr. Sinu Krishnan, Mr. Suhaib, Mrs. Reeshma and Mrs. Deepthi, School Admin Team – Mrs. Anjali, Mrs. Anita Rose, Mr. Vipin Das and Principal Mr Deepak Patankar as a token of love and appreciation for the services rendered to the institution.
The institution expressed its heartfelt gratitude to all the generous sponsors who have wholeheartedly supported to make the 40th year souvenir a reality. The digital release of the souvenir “ASPIRE” by the President of SMC Dr. Syed Ahsan Jamil was the highlight of the grand celebration
The most coveted NABET Certificate was handed over to the honourable President, Dr Syed Ahsan Jamil by the Principal Mr. Deepak Patankar. Principal Mr Deepak Patankar and the honourable President Dr Syed Ahsan Jamil, felicitated the Accreditation Coordinator, Mrs Anita Rose, Assistant Vice Principal ,NABET Team, the Deputy Accreditation Coordinators, Mr Vipindas Assistant Vice Principal and Mr Binoy C.A Faculty English Department, Mrs Harmit Pal, Chairman Academic sub-committee and Mr. Naveenth Krishna, Co- Convenor, SMC. The NABET core team members, Mrs. Anita Rose, Mr.Vipin Das, Mr. Binoy C.A Mr. James, Mr. Amit, Mrs. Ramsheeda, Mrs Anjali and Mrs. Sreevidya were felicitated by the President of the School Management Committee Dr. Syed Ahsan Jamil for the tremendous effort put forth by them in achieving this certificate.
The entertainment segment bore testimony to the rigorous and diligent endeavors put in by the teachers and the students to showcase various talents in children. The cultural fiesta triggered with a spectacular display of 40 dance forms with colourful performances from different parts of the world. The audience were immersed in the ocean of this exuberant evening filled with fun and frolic. The spellbinding Chinese Dance appreciated the beauty of nature and the amazing singers of theatre duet served a splendid and entertaining musical treat. All were inspired by the roots of culture through the melodious folk song. These performances had bagged A and A+ grades in the ISTF competition in Muscat. The Fusion song, with music and dance captivated both the heart, soul and the mind of the audience. Reclaim the Runway with models portrayed themselves as mother earth that adorned various waste materials. The flash mob permeated the atmosphere with energetic dance performance on songs mashup by students of IS Salalah and IS Thumrait.
The act of the comperers joining the strands from one item to the next was commendable. The colourfully bedecked stage, back dropped with wide high definition LED video wall was well set for the exuberant display of talents. The cultural extravaganza which included a mosaic of dances, music and performances were ingeniously conceptualized, minutely planned and immaculately accomplished. The cultural programmes rose to its zenith with the Rock Band by school orchestra when the students manifested their skills on various musical instruments.
The programme concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Mrs Reeshma, member-40th year core committee and teaching faculty, Department of Commerce.