Apeejay School, Kharghar celebrated the 92nd birthday anniversary of its founder President ,Late Dr.Stya Paulji on October 4,2011.During his lifetime, Dr Stya Paul ,an eminent educationist, freedom fighter, industrialist and philanthropist, worked with unflinching dedication and perseverance towards the expansion of education. Dr. Stya Paul’s legacy includes among other things, dedication, hardwork, discipline and a ‘never say die attitude’. He was a man with a lofty moral character and touched the lives of many, especially the students and staff of Apeejay Institutions.
The rendition of some of his favourite bhajans marked the special assembly organized in his honour .Students presented a skit highlighting the role of the common man in bringing about a change in our social setup. Devanshi Singh, senior prefect of Ruby house spoke on the theme ‘Soaring high is my nature’.
The message sent by the President, Mrs.Sushma Berlia in memory of her father, was read out. The principal, Mrs.Indu Mathur, shared with the students some of the numerous exemplary personality traits of this great, revered and loved father of Apeejay schools and colleges. She encouraged them to follow in his footsteps as they are a sure path to success.
The Apeejay Education Society has instituted the Stya Paul Award which is given to students from the Middle, Secondary & Senior Secondary groups for high moral values. Students are awarded with a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 3000/-, Rs. 4000/- & Rs. 5000/- respectively. The winners of this year’s award were Pritha Chanda from Senior Secondary, Meghna Ayyar from Secondary and Hridaya Annuncio from the Middle Group.
Apeejay School, Kharghar installed its Interact Club for the year 2011-2012 on 4th August 2011.
Dr. Jaideep, the President of Rotary Club was the chief guest of the ceremony. He enlightened the new members by drawing examples from the Upnishads. He encouraged the members to invite the children of Bal gram to attend the special events in the school. The other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Mr. Hemant There, President elect for the year 2012-13 and Rotary Club secretary Mr. Raghavan. The former Co-ordinator of the club, Mrs. Nivedita Mitra, introduced the new coordinator Mrs. Ruchi Rajan and elaborated on the progress of the club activities. Mrs. Ruchi Rajan briefed the gathering about the aims of the Interact Club of Apeejay Kharghar in her address. She appreciated the students who have donated a part of their prize money for the club. The Principal, Mrs. Indu Mathur appreciated the efforts taken by the club and thanked the parents for extending their cooperation. The new President, Ms Surabhi Smita, mentioned several activities which the members of interact club plan to organise this year. According to her vision the school would be made a completely plastic free zone. The programme of sponsoring the education of the children of Bal gram will be continued with full vigour. The club now aims at helping old people at the Old Age Homes by visiting them and inviting them to the school to share their experiences. The Interact Club of Apeejay School, Kharghar has carried out various activities for the welfare of poor and needy children. It has helped in the education of the underprivileged and orphans. By organising Food Fiestas, Rakhi Mela and Diwali Mela, the Club raised funds to facilitate the education to seven children living in the Bal Gram orphanage. Children from Bal Gram had been invited to celebrate the Republic Day together. The students also celebrated Diwali with them.
The efforts put by the Interact Club are really admirable. The students have pledged to help people in need and make this world a better place to live in.
The Investiture Ceremony of Apeejay School, Kharghar was held on July 13, 2011 in a solemn yet grand ceremony. The appointment of the Prefectorial Board is done to develop leadership qualities and significant character traits like honesty, dynamism, tolerance, social responsibility and team spirit.
The newly appointed Prefectorial Board members, office bearers of the Editorial Board and Hospitality Club were presented with badges and certificates of designation by the Chief Guest ,Commandant P.R.Jambholkar of 102 Battalion RAF of the CRPF. Commandant Jambholkar himself is the recipient of a number of awards which include the Antrik Suraksha medal, UN Medal, Foreign Services medal to name a few. He has also served with the UN Peace Keeping Force at Kosovo and NSG. The Principal, Mrs. Indu Mathur administered the oath of office and exhorted the students to keep the banner of Apeejay flying high.
Extracts from the Prefects Companion Booklet were read out by the Headboy Rohit Mahajan, Headgirl Kanupriya Agarwal and Senior Prefects of each house. Eashan Bhatt and Sakshi Hande were appointed as the Junior Headboy and Headgirl. Shubhendu Singh and Pritha Chanda were appointed as the School Sports Captains.
The Chief Guest shared his experiences with the students and encouraged them to join the forces to serve the nation. He advised the students to be honest and to be role models as actions speak louder than words.