Interact Installation Ceremony
New Delhi, November 22, 2019: An exuberant Interact Installation Ceremony of Apeejay Schools – Pitampura, Saket and Panchsheel Park was held at Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park, on November 22, 2019 to appoint the newly elected members of the Interact Club. The event was graced by Rtn. Dr Neha Berlia, Member, Board of Governors, Apeejay Education Society and Joint Secretary, Co-Chair Rotaract / Interact Committee, Rotary Club of Delhi Premier, Rtn. Dr R.K. Somany, Charter President, Rotary Club of Delhi Premier, and other distinguished Rotarians. Dr Neha Berlia was accorded a warm welcome by the Prefectorial Board members. The School band ceremoniously welcomed the guests with a scintillating band performance.
In a glittering ceremony, the event commenced with the fervent rendition of the National Anthem followed by the presentation of green saplings by Rtn. Dr. Neha Berlia to the distinguished guests followed by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp amidst the chants of Ram Stuti. Dr Neha Berlia in her speech, paid tribute to Dr Stya Paul, Founder Chairman of Apeejay Education Society, who serves as a beacon of light to guide the School in all its endeavours. She emphasised that Apeejay Education Society believes in the core human values exemplified by Dr Stya Paul. The schools have undertaken several initiatives to contribute to the society at large. She stressed on the need for cooperation, team work and lending a helping hand to the under-privileged.
This was followed by a captivating dance performance by students of Apeejay School, Saket. The outgoing Interact Club Presidents of the three Apeejay Schools read their reports and presented a PPT highlighting the achievements of the previous year. After this the Charter President, Dr R. K. Somany, Dr Neha Berlia Jt. Secretary and Rotaract/Interact Co-Chair and Rtn. Anurag Rathi Chair Rotaract /Interact were invited on stage for the installation of the new Interact Club teams.
The new Interact teams were administered the oath by Charter President Dr. R. K. Somany. This was followed by a group photograph of the new teams with the esteemed Rotarians. Dr R. K. Somany blessed the new team of Interactors and gave away a priceless token of appreciation to the incoming and outgoing Presidents and the Principals of participating Apeejay Schools for the good work undertaken by them.
School’s Progress for the Academic Year 2019-20
- Ranked 3rd in ‘Leader’s Category’ in the South East Delhi region by Times School Survey 2019.
- Ranked 8th at the national level in the category of ‘Infrastructure Provision’ by Education World.
- ‘British Council International School Award’ for the years 2018-21 for the fourth consecutive time. This award recognises and celebrates exemplary practices of Internationalism in the School.
- School Excellence Award 2019-20 at the 7th National Conference on Teaching Learning and Leadership by Brainfeed.
- GISA 2019 Award (Global Innovative School Awards) in the pedagogy of New Innovation, held at Dubai.
Annual Appreciation Day 2019
New Delhi, December 7, 2019: An exuberant Annual Appreciation Day was held at Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park, on December 7, 2019. The event commenced with the traditional lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Chief Guest, Ms Namgya Khampa, Joint Secretary, DPA, Ministry of External Affairs and School Principal, Ms Ritu Mehta.
The event was also graced by renowned school alumni Ms Manika Gaikwar, Managing Editor, NDTV 24x7.and Dr Abhijit, Neonatal Pediatric Surgeon, Max Group of Hospitals. Dr V.S. Garg, Education Advisor, Apeejay Education Society and Principals of other Apeejay Schools also graced the occasion. In her address to the gathering after the much awaited prize distribution ceremony of the meritorious students, Ms Namgya Khampa exhorted the students to brace up for failures and use them as a stepping stone for success and also urged them to serve the country by joining the Indian Foreign Service and explore the world around.
The School Principal, Ms Ritu Mehta in her annual report highlighted the remarkable achievements of the School students, the various awards and accolades the school had received in various fields of academia, sports, and culture. The School orchestra ‘Symphony’ enchanted the audience with a sonorous rendition of Raag Kalavati while the English choir mesmerised all with their medley of foot tapping songs. The Hindi choir brought in the patriotic fervour with its mellifluous rendition of 'Rashtra Aaradhan Karein Hum'.
The highlight of the evening, the play 'Chanakya The Preacher and Reformer' enthralled the audience with captivating performances by the students and the various dance performances amalgamated into the play like Kathak, Martial Arts, Vishkanya enraptured one and all. The play, through the character of Chanakya, imparted the important lessons of life, popularly known as 'Chanakya Neeti'. In a rare gesture, the retired teachers of the School were felicitated to follow the Guru-Shishya tradition as propounded by Chanakya.
The celebrations closed with a spectacular Grand Finale amidst a huge applause and a standing ovation by the esteemed dignitaries. The Interact Club President rendered the Vote of Thanks and expressed her gratitude to all those who had wholeheartedly contributed to make this event a grand success.