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IB curriculum ignites leadership flames at Apeejay School’s Investiture gala

Values meet vision as students mark a new chapter of excellence



In a grand display of leadership and promise, Apeejay School International (ASI), Panchsheel Park, celebrated its Investiture Ceremony on September 22, 2023. The event, imbued with the spirit of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, not only showcased the institute’s commitment to academic excellence but also highlighted its emphasis on nurturing values of leadership, responsibility, and integrity among its students.

The ceremonious proceedings kicked off with the symbolic lighting of the lamp, a gesture steeped in tradition and significance, invoking divine blessings for the journey ahead. Next, the ASI choir, displaying a harmonious blend of voices, delivered a soul-stirring rendition of ‘You Raise Me Up’, setting a tone of inspiration and aspiration for the day.

The pinnacle of the ceremony was the formal induction of the Student Cabinet, an occasion presided over by the esteemed Principal, Mr Purshottam Dutt Vashist. With wisdom and gravitas, Mr Vashist administered the oath of office, charging the newly appointed student leaders with the mantle of responsibility.

The student leadership team for the academic year showcased a dynamic blend of talent and dedication. Vedha Jangir assumed the role of Head Girl, bringing with her a wealth of experience and a passion for student advocacy. Tejas Kapil stepped up as Head Boy, known for his exemplary leadership skills and a commitment to fostering a positive school environment. Aryan Roy Pal took on the mantle of President, Student Council, demonstrating a keen understanding of student needs and a drive for positive change.

Nia Lobo was appointed as Vice Head Girl, embodying a spirit of inclusivity and empathy. Vaishnavi Chaudhary, as Secretary, Student Council, brought her organisational prowess to ensure smooth operations. In the junior ranks, Soven Rajat assumed the position of Junior Head Boy, showcasing promise and potential for future leadership. Regina Hanif stepped into the role of Junior Head Girl, displaying a commendable enthusiasm for guiding the younger student body. Together, this accomplished team is poised to lead the school community towards a year of growth, unity, and success.

Moreover, the ceremony introduced the House Captains, who will play a vital role in fostering camaraderie and healthy competition within the school community.

The House Captains for the four elemental houses were revealed, each embodying unique qualities and strengths. Ananya Gupta took the helm of the Fire House, known for her fierce determination and unwavering spirit. Anandita Bhardwaj stepped up as the Water House Captain, bringing a calm and adaptable approach to leadership. Manya Verma assumed the role of Earth House Captain, demonstrating a grounded and nurturing presence within the house. Priyanka Chaddha led the Air House, exemplifying an airy and dynamic energy that is sure to inspire her fellow house members. Together, these four captains form a formidable team, prepared to guide their respective houses towards a year of camaraderie, competition, and growth.

The principaldelivered an address that resonated with sagacity and experience, emphasising the profound values instilled by the IB curriculum. He urged the newly appointed leaders to lead with integrity, reminding them that “Leadership is not about being in charge. It’s about taking care of those in your charge,” echoing the timeless wisdom of Simon Sinek, English-American writer and inspirational speaker.

The event culminated with an eloquent vote of thanks, gracefully delivered by the Head Boy and Head Girl. Their expressions of gratitude resonated with sincerity, acknowledging the pivotal role played by the school management, dedicated educators, and supportive parents in shaping the young leaders of tomorrow.

The event transcended the mere investiture of titles; it embodied the ethos of leadership, unity, and excellence that lies at the heart of the IB curriculum. It was a day steeped in pride, an inspiration for all, and a harbinger of a future sculpted by the capable hands of these young leaders.

As we reflect on the significance of this event, the words of Mahatma Gandhi resonate: “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” A sentiment that ASI, through its dedicated adherence to the IB curriculum, instills in its students, shaping them into leaders who are poised to shape a brighter future.  

Mrini Devnani is a Principal Correspondent and Marketing Coordinator at Newsroom. She covers student achievements, conducts interviews, and contributes content to the website. Previously, she served as a Correspondent specialising in Edu-tech for the India Today Group. Her skill areas extend to Social Media and Digital Marketing. For any inquiries or correspondence, you can reach out to her at [email protected].