Graduation Day Ceremony 2020
National Public School Koramangala bid a warm adieu to its fifteenth batch of 12th graders at the Graduation ceremony on 1st February 2020. The Chief Guest Dr. P Sreekumar, Director, Indian Institute of Astrophysics accompanied by the Director Dr Bindu Hari, Mr. Hari Krishna, CEO NPS Group of schools and the Principal Ms. Jyotsna Nair graced the occasion.
A heartwarming nostalgic tale of Grads’ precious moments was the curtain raiser of the enchanting evening. Reminding the students not to distance themselves from that childlike joy of anticipation, wonder and awe, curiosity and hope, and the importance of Expecto Patronum or the need for having a guardian and a conscience- keeper in one’s life, Dr. Bindu Hari blessed the batch. While, citing the example of Chandrayaan, Dr P Sreekumar, advised the class of 2020 never to accept failures as a setback, the Principal Ms. Jyotsna Nair impressed upon them to do even the smallest of tasks well, to always be grateful to everyone who has played a role in their successes, to respect everyone, to have the courage to take risks and to never quit no matter how tough the going is. The beats of the mridangam recital by Abhiram Nitin, of 12B, regaled the audience.
A scroll along with a CD was presented to each of the graduates. Anushka Nair and Abhay Iyenger shared their beautiful memories and spoke about how their alma mater has shaped them into self-confident and candid personalities. School Prefect, Niveditha S Iyer read the Covenant, a solemn agreement that reminds the students of their duties in future and a pledge to abide by the values learnt throughout their schooling. The parent speaker Ms. Vidya Lakshman lauded the ethos, opportunities and diversity that the school offers to its students. With the Ceremonial Declaration students moved the tassels of their motor boards from right to left and were declared graduands.
As the evening mellowed, the soft glimmer of candles accentuated the elegance of the ambience. The resonant melody of the School Song reverberated and then all dispersed with a wish on their lips and a prayer in their hearts, bidding goodbye and ‘Hogi Banni’ to this adorable and spirited batch of 2020.