New Delhi, Nov 28, 2020: Apeejay School, Pitampura, organised its first-ever Virtual Annual Appreciation & Cultural Evening on 28th November 2020 amidst great zing and exuberance. It was graced by Mr Sanjay Singh (IPS), Special Commissioner of Police, New Delhi, as the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour, Dr Sanyam Bhardwaj, Controller of Examinations, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), along with a galaxy of dignitaries and distinguished members of the Apeejay Education Society.
The program started with the traditional lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. The School Principal, Ms Veena Goel, welcomed the guests; she also addressed the gathering and presented the School report which gave a glimpse of major events and achievements of the school. She also read the message from Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia, Chairperson, Apeejay Education Society. After the audio-visual presentation, the prize distribution ceremony felicitated the meritorious students for excellence in academics and co-curricular activities. The inspiring words of Mr Sanjay Singh (Chief Guest) were a real motivation for all. He said that respect, honesty, and passion are the qualities that children need to imbibe. Dr Sanyam Bhardwaj praised the efforts of the School and teachers for carrying out online teaching so meticulously and also assured that everything would be done keeping in mind the interest of the students.
The School orchestra set the tempo for the program with their scintillating performance. The highlight of the cultural program was ‘At the Bend’ play in which children from the pre-primary till senior school participated showcasing their talent from the comforts of their homes. It was an exemplary performance of the use of technology. The theme revolved around as to how the human race, which was showcased as the child of the Sun and the Earth, has always looked after its greed and has shredded Mother Earth. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the ways to protect our lovely planet were also stressed. The play concluded on a positive note with a message to brush away the doubts, buy hopefulness in heaps, to be good stewards of the earth, and believe that together there can be a better world.
The vote of thanks was proposed by the Vice-Principal of the School, Dr Sujeet Masih. The program culminated with the School song sung robustly by the School choir.