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A for academics: Apeejay School, Saket awards student scholars for batches 2019 and 2020 

Dr. Reena Ramachandran, former Chairman and Managing Director at Hindustan Organic Chemicals, presented the awards in an offline ceremony

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We are slowly moving towards normalcy after more than two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. Fortunately, we can now experience the joy of in-person appreciation for all the efforts we made during the health crisis. In that spirit, Apeejay School, Saket conducted the Prize Distribution Ceremony for sessions 2019-20 and 2020-21 in the school to felicitate and celebrate the academic and co-curricular achievements of students who didn’t let the pandemic deter their spirit to succeed.

On February 18, 2022, the first day of the event, proud parents and students gathered to congratulate each other for their exemplary performance. The ceremony began with the lighting of the lamp to invoke the blessings of God amidst the soulful rendition of Saraswati Vandana. Gangataranga, a dynamic Shiv Stuti classical Odissi dance form was performed by Mehal Kanoujia, a student of class 12 at the school.

As the prize distribution commenced, Science topper of the school, Adhiraj Goel was awarded the President’s Gold Medal, the highest award for academics in CBSE 12 Board Examinations of 2019. He says, “I feel very proud to receive the honour and would like to thank all my teachers for the same. It is a great feeling to receive the award in-person and go back to my alma mater after 2 years.”

Himanshi Chhabra, the top rank holder in the Commerce Stream was awarded the Master Jagannath Gold Medal. Sumahi Sharma and Abhishek Nayak, class 10 CBSE toppers received the President’s Silver Medal at the ceremony.

The next set of awards was for the overall student achievers of the school. Adam Bashneen received the All-Rounder award for the session 2019-20 and Bhavya Sharma bagged the Star Child Award for 2019-20. Sharddha Mohapatra was awarded the coveted Star Child Award for excelling in academics and co-curricular activities and Chhavi Mohindru was bestowed the Human Values award for sessions 2019-20 and 2020-21. At the session, Arnav Kashyap’s contributions were highlighted for the Human Value Awards for the year 2019-20.

Speaking at the event, Chief Guest, Dr. Reena Ramachandran, the former Chairman and Managing Director at Hindustan Organic Chemicals, motivated students to nurture a questioning mind and carve their own road to success.

On the next day of the event, students received special awards for co-curricular activities and performances. The Chief Guest of the day Ms. Seema Khetarpal, Principal at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, M B Road, Pushp Vihar addressed the students emphasising upon the importance of positive thinking and holistic development. She advised them to appreciate and respect the invaluable role of parents in their life and academic journey.

“The physical experience of getting awarded with trophies and badges from dignitaries is no match to a virtual experience. The feeling remains etched in the heart, and so was our thought behind the physical distribution of prizes,” says Ms. Zenia, event in-charge and PGT Maths, Head of Department at Apeejay School, Saket.

The ceremony concluded with a Vote of Thanks, delivered by Ms. Ritesh Sharma, academic coordinator of the school.

“Apeejay School, Saket promotes holistic development of each child- wherein academic and co-curricular activities work in tandem. Students learn to work amongst peers as well as broaden their horizons. Today, we are truly delighted to hold an event in the school to celebrate the efforts of our students who have been focused towards their goals throughout the pandemic.”

-Dr. Sujeet Eric Masih, Principal, Apeejay School, Saket

Mrini Devnani is Senior Correspondent (Newsroom). She covers student achievements, interviews and contributions for the website. She was a former Correspondent covering Edutech for the India Today Group, and has a passion for Social Media and Digital Marketing. You can reach her at [email protected]

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