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123rd Founder’s Day celebrated online: A report

29 October 2020

The Scindia School celebrated its 123rd Founder’s Day online on 21st October 2020. The celebration started with the unfurling of the School Flag in the Morning Assembly at 9.15 am. The School Flag was unfurled by Mr Rahul Kulshreshtha (Ex-Rn, 1981).
Well-known scientist and educationist Mr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for this function. Several students and various departments including Computers, Social Science, Science, Photography, Art, Commerce etc. showcased their talents and exhibits online from the safety of their homes.
The rendition of the school song by hundreds of students who were virtually brought together, was a splendid feat. Floral tributes were paid to the Founder of the School. The Orchestra Presentation mesmerised the audience with soulful music set against the backdrop of this 8th Century Fort. Principal, Dr MD Saraswat read out the annual report and shared the highlights of the year gone by.
President - Board of Governors, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia addressed the gathering and said, “The pandemic is an opportunity to shed our old ways and adopt new habits, understand the potential and limitations of technology and utilise it to reinvent everything that we have built until now. The new education policy introduced this year will be imperative to lay the ground for pragmatic and paradigm changes which will integrate our education system with global patterns.”
Commenting on the occasion, on the National Education Policy, Mr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan said, “The Scindia School’s holistic curriculum is similar to what the NEP prescribes. In the middle and secondary stages of schooling one must adopt a holistic but integrated approach to the learning process. In this process we adopt a multi-disciplinary approach that includes areas like art, craft, sports etc. This will help in creating well rounded individuals, capable of playing their rightful roles both in their profession or vocation and also in dealing with social issues and interacting with communities”.
The much coveted, Madhav Award for the year 2020 was conferred on the Founder of Rekhta Foundation, Mr Sanjiv Saraf who graduated from the school in 1975. The award was given to him for his entrepreneurial spirit, community service and promotion of Urdu.
HH Jyotiraditya Scindia expressed his gratitude for all the stakeholders especially the teachers for their commendable work during the pandemic. In his speech, Mr Kasturirangan advised the students of The Scindia School to imbibe a never-give-up attitude in life.
The Choreography Society of the school- Chorean Souls put up a fantastic dance show “Hold Your Dreams”. The Senior School Prefect, Angad Sahni was the compere for the evening and delivered the ‘Vote of Thanks’ in the end.