After the prefectural and student council elections held in Atmiya Vidya Mandir on June 19, students and teachers were diligently involved in various preparations for upcoming Investiture Ceremony. At the crack of dawn, a new day began. It wasn’t an ordinary day for Atmiya Vidya Mandir family. It was the day when individuals were invested with responsibilities.
On Saturday, 3rd July, the investiture ceremony was held. It was the most coveted and special day for students and teachers and staff of Atmiya Vidya Mandir. The ceremony started with the troops of student council members who were smartly dressed, lined up off the stage, ready to take their turn. Soon, their names were called in, and they marched towards the stage on the tune of the school band.
As per Atmiya Vidya Mandir’s tradition, the respected guests Harish Sir, Mahendra Bapa and Arjun Mama were requested to light the auspicious lamp and do the pujan of Thakorji to begin the ceremony. Then, the cultural coordinator Rupashree Ma’am briefed the designated role and responsibilities of Head Boy, Vice Head Boy, Sports Captain and other office bearers. She also motivated them to perform their duties in accordance to the laws of the school.
The oath-taking ceremony commenced after declaration of the roles, for which the principal of the school Swayam Madam was invited on the stage. She administered the oath of honor and dedication to the members of student council. Donning the mantle of responsibility, they also pledge to dispense their duties sincerely and abide by the rules and regulations of the school.
After this, the administrator of our school, Harish Sir was invited on-stage to pin the badges to the Head Boy and Sports Captain. All four house conveners were also called on the stage to pin the badges to the respective House Captains and Vice Captains.
What followed was indeed a great moment for newly elected Head Boy Sarthak Jariwala, he was invited on the stage to light the candle to own up this auspicious moment of embarking on an exciting endeavor. Then, the other members of student council were requested to light their candles, taking the flame from the Head Boy to compose the team spirit. Here after, the school song was played to mark the beginning this momentous journey.
The next was wonderful speech by the Head Boy who spoke about the qualities of a true leader. He acknowledged the solemnity of his role by saying that power comes with responsibility. He also prayed for God’s blessings, on behalf of all the office bearers, for enabling them to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities and uphold the name of the school for achieving the best. Then the captains of the four houses were invited to speak on behalf of their respective houses. They commonly stated about their sincerity and commitment to contribute to uplift the progress of the school.
Any ceremony of Atmiya Vidya Mandir is incomplete without H.D.H Swamiji’s blessings. So next was Swamiji’s message to all the students. Through projector, P.P Swamiji’s generous words of wisdom were conveyed, through which students acknowledged the quality of a true leader and responsibility of holding a post.
The newly elected school office bearers for the academic session 2010-2011 are:
Head Boy: Sarthak Jariwala
Vice Head Boy: Yash Pacchigar
Sports Captain: Vikas Patel
Satyam House Captain: Abhishek Patel
Shivam House Captain: Darshit Patel
Sundaram House Captain: Sunny Patel
Suhradam House Captain: Abhishek Panchal
Written by: Seema Madam