Theme: Be the Flame
The out going batch of Std 10, 12 and PUC of St. Paul’s English School and Presidency Junior College had their Valedictory function on 3rd Feb 2015.
The theme for the function was “Be The Flame”. The chief guest for the evening was Dr. Benny Prasad, an instrumental guitarist who has designed two guitars, the world’s Bongo guitar and a 54 stringed guitar – the Benter. The choir rendered songs, in praise of the almighty. The highlight of the evening was the valedictory ceremony where paulites and presidentians passed on the ‘Flame of Knowledge’ to each other nestled in the arms of their alma-mater.
Principal Susan Roy, in her address to the graduating students, advised them to leave behind an indelible legacy of academic achievements, be humane, caring and true to themselves. She also came up with a motivational power point presentation, wherein through the story of four candles, she emphasized on the importance of peace, faith, love and hope.
Principal of Presidency Junior College Mr. Manjunath asked the students to make a mark and be good leaders and wished them all the best in their upcoming board exams.
The chief guest Dr. Benny Prasad shared his childhood, personal and travel experiences, citing examples of his own life. His message to the valedictorians was believe in yourself, work hard, conquer the world, pursue your dreams, be the right flame and have faith in the powers of the almighty. Besides this, he also entertained the audience by singing two songs on the guitar and the pan-flute.
Ms. Nithyapriya , parent of Netra of Grade XB, shared her experiences of her daughter’s growing years at St. Paul’s. She acknowledged the immense support, congenial atmosphere and equal attention given to academics and co-curricular activities in the school.
Mehlam of II PUC, Yoshita and Vineet of Grade 12 ISC, took the audience down the memory lane and expressed gratitude towards their alma-mater and teachers.
The solemn evening ended with a vote of thanks proposed by the Vice Principal Ms. Deepa Gopal. The School Anthem was rendered by the school choir and the Valedictorians. The function ended with a sumptuous dinner.