Delhi, Sep 7, 2021: Overture, the Virtual Installation Ceremony of the Apeejay Interact Clubs, was held on 7th September 2021. It was held to inculcate in the hearts of young Interactors the virtue of leadership, forbearance & benevolence associated with the parent club – Rotary Club Delhi Premier. The Apeejay Schools’ Interact Clubs are awe-inspiring and motivating as they are perpetually treading on the path of selfless service, thereby rendering their support for a noble cause. The whole atmosphere was a perfect amalgamation of brilliance and exuberance.
The ceremony began on a patriotic note by the Master of Ceremony, Ms Shweta Taneja, initiating the national anthem sung by the students of Apeejay School Pitampura. The occasion was initiated by welcoming Rtn. Dr Neha Berlia, Co-Promoter, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group, DG Rtn. Anoop Mittal, President Rtn. Raghav Chandra - Rotary Club Delhi Premier, and all the respected galaxy of dignitaries.
It was followed by lighting of the lamp ceremony and seeking Lord’s blessings with Vishnu Stuti. The beautiful dance form of Kathak was showcased by the students of Apeejay School, Pitampura in the Vishnu Stuti. Thereafter, Senior Education Officer, Apeejay Education, Mr N.N Nayyar, introduced Rtn. Dr Neha Berlia, Co-Promoter Apeejay Stya and Svran Group, Vice-President Rotary Club Delhi Premier, Chair Rotaract Interact, and District Interact (RCDP) Chair 3011.
Rtn. Dr Neha Berlia then talked about the six Apeejay Schools with their Interact Clubs working tirelessly even during the pandemic times doing service for the society. She was proud that they could collect a considerable amount of units of blood as each unit can save a life. Rtn. Dr Neha Berlia congratulated the outgoing Interact Club presidents and welcomed the newly elected presidents. Her address ended with a beautiful Urdu couplet from founder-chairman sir’s book Reflections in Time, ‘Ibaadat Ke Liye Kaafi Nahin Tasbi Ghuman Dena’. Explaining the quote; she mentioned that it is essential to make others happy and put service before self.
The much-awaited moment of pinning of the badges by DG Rtn. Anoop Mittal.Rtn. Raghav Chandra, President, Rotary Club Delhi Premier, Rtn. Dr Neha Berlia, Director Interact/Rotaract Rtn. Dr Deep Goel and the Principals of the respective schools were held, followed by the oath-taking ceremony, which was initiated by Rtn. Raghav Chandra, President, Rotary Club Delhi Premier. President sir addressed the virtual gathering. In his speech, he was all praises for the school management and the Interactors for putting up a great show canvassing the picture of the school as the future winner amongst other clubs if they strive to do so. His address also highlighted the collective efforts of everyone to emerge out with a sense of contentment.
The President of the Interact Club, the club members, pledged to uphold the motto of loyalty, truth and honour in high esteem. The newly elected appointees vouched to do their best to keep up the spirit of humanity alive in every heart.
Pinning of the badges was not only a cherished memory for the Interact Club Presidents but the fact that the feelings generated would still be carried on as a rich legacy to continue for as long as they took on their coveted posts, ready to bring leadership into action with the pledge of ‘Service Above Self’.
Then it was the turn of the newly elected Presidents to give an insight into the team’s accomplishments made last year in the form of a presentation stating the numerous projects undertaken so far and shared the future projects.
DG Rtn. Anoop Mittal in his address for the Interactors said that they are the future of the nation and they need to have the drive and zeal to take up small projects together and work together to bring change in the society. He talked about the adult literacy programme for which the interactors must create awareness. He asked them to work with full zest and zeal. He ended with a request that all should keep smiling and keep making efforts for the betterment of the society.
It culminated with a Vote of Thanks proposed by the Interact Club In-charge Apeejay School Pitampura, Mrs Prerna Bhushan with a motto to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance the world understanding of goodwill. She thanked everyone for their unstinted support for making the occasion a resounding success.