July 5th dawned a bring and breezy day which was reflected in the mood of the newly elected captains and prefects who were most excited as they were going to be given their badges that day.
The investiture ceremony began with the Students council marching in,cupping earthen lamps in their palms and lighting up the School auditorium with a warm ambience. it was a sight to behold!!
The chief guest of the day Ms. Collison, Principal of St. Hilda’s School, Ooty, was given a warm welcome by the guard of honour, was introduced by our Principal Mr. Rennie J Mendonce. The function started off with the chief guest lighting the mother lamp.
This was followed by the invocation song by the School choir.
Soon after, the solemn oath taking ceremony began.
As the office bearers were introduced, their achievements were announced while a slide show was presented.
The order was as follows:
1. Mahadev-XII- TheSchool Captain
2. Sri Dharshan-XII: The School vice-captain
3. Abhineeth Kumar-XII: The Sports captain
4.Aishwarya Subramanian-XII- The Sports captain
5. Pallava Rayudu-XII- The School Hostel Captain
6. Abilash-XII- The School Boys vice captain
7. Maria Joseph-XII- The School Girls Hostel capatain
8. Hinanshi Singh-XII- The School Girls Hostel vice-captain.
The Principal did the honours of administrating the oath. Our chief guest duly pinned the badges on the team of captains and handed over the School flag to Mahadev, the School captain.
As the initiation of the office bearers of each house took their places in alphabetical order, first the best lot of Agni house formally stepped forward for the oath taking ceremony.
The moto of Agni house is “Trust in the best”. Mr. Nandha Kumar, the Agni house master administered the oath, pinned the badges on the prefectorial team and handed over the house flag to the captain of Agni house- Syed Sohail. The prefectorial team selected for Agni house are as follows.
Agni House Captain- Syed Sohail
Agni House vice-captain- M . Akash
Agni Houe prefect- Keerthi
Agni House prefect- Yash Jain
“Sacrifice to Succeed” is the motto of Jala House and true to form the Jala house captain- Kishan.
Jala House vice-captain- Kirthish
Jala House prefect- Natasha
Jala House prefect- Amith Kumar
Mr. Ravichandran, the house master pinned the badges on the prefectorial team and presented the flag to the captain of Jala House- Kishan.
Next, Prithvi House team marched forward perseveringly to prove their moto “Effort never fails” to take their oath and receive their badges from their House master Mr. Ramesh. The Prithvi house flag was handed over by Mr. Ramesh to the Prithvi house captain- Md. Amjad.
The following make up the team for Prithvi Houe.
Captain- Md. Amjad
Vice-captain- Afreen Firoze
House prefect- Penpa
Hosue prefect- Prajwal Prakash
Last but not the least we had Vayu houe move forward on stage affirming their moto,” Strive to Win” to take their oath and receive their badges for Mr. Balamurugan, the house master who did the honours of handing over the flag to the captain -Mohana Prakash.
The prefectorial team of Vayu House:
Captain- Mohana Prakash
Vice- Captain- Sai Prathik Reddy
House prefect- Dhikshita Nagaraj
Hosue prefect- Vishnu
This was followed by the School song which was sung with pride by the School coir.
To the delight of the audience and to lighten up the austere ceremony, Yash of class X sand a medodious song.
The highlight of the day was a shadow show presented by the XI grade Boys to create awareness for a clean and green earth – our amazing planet. This presentation really did steal the show!
The chief guest Ms.Collison then gave an enlightening speech on leadership qualities which was appropriate for the day. Mahadev, the School captain delivered the vote of thanks.
The formal ceremony ended with the National Anthem.
This is your Warden T.G.Suri, reporting to you for JSSIS-Ooty.