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Apeejay School Nerul felicitates superannuated staff members for their valuable service

The school staff committee organised a farewell programme for seven staff members who retired during the pandemic



Apeejay School Nerul held a farewell programme to honour seven former staff members who retired from school amid the pandemic, between 2020 and 2022. The programme, held on April 30 at the school’s multipurpose hall, was organised by the staff committee.

The hall was beautifully decorated for the occasion and was attended by all the teachers. The programme began with a welcome speech by Regional Director Rakesh Joshi. The retired teachers–Usha P (Dance), Falguni S (English), Minati Dash (Primary coordinator, Biology), Sheelu R (Geography), Bahar Sheikh (Art), Prabhakar B (Sports) and Benjamin M (administrator), along with Secondary Coordinator Shakuntala Singh, Primary Coordinator Mrinalini Singh and Pre-Primary Coordinator Vijayalakshmi KC– were felicitated with bouquets. Rakesh Joshi thanked each of them for their valuable contribution and dedication to the institution.

To remind the staff members of their time at school and their efforts, a small video montage was played. Some of the young teachers performed beautiful songs and dances for them.

Shakuntala Singh, Vijaylakshmi KC and Mrinalini Singh were invited to the dais to say a few words about their professional and personal experiences. Each of the guests took turns and talked about why the school held a special place in their hearts. Some of the current staff members also shared words of endearment on their personal bond with those who had retired, ending with best wishes for good health and future endeavours. The day ended with a sumptuous lunch.

“It was the homecoming of seven of our dear Apeejay colleagues, who got superannuated during Covid times. It was truly poignant to spend happy times with them and share our love and respect for all that they have done for this great seat of learning called Apeejay Nerul. It was a great reunion of friends. The words of wisdom shared by each of them were a kind of reminder that we all must hang our shoes one day. But the feeling of happiness & fulfilment of the difference that we make is bliss, which surmounts all the difficulties experienced during the journey of an educator.”

-Rakesh Joshi, Regional Director-Schools, Apeejay Education Society

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.

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