A report on Founder’s Day 2021

22 October 2021

The school celebrated its 124th Founder’s Day online with great gusto and vigour. The celebration began in the morning with the unfurling of the School Flag to the sound of the bugle. The Sanskrit Prayer “असतो माँ सदगमय” set the tone of the day. Thereafter the Principal, Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat read the English prayer which entreated God, the almighty, “to lead us out of trials and tribulations into a quiet land”. The Principal welcomed the school fraternity to the Founder’s Day Assembly. He called the day as a ‘day of gratitude’ to our Founder, Late H H Madhav Rao Scindia who envisioned the school to let the future leaders embark upon the road to holistic education. He reiterated on the need to ‘lead by example’ and emphasized on the need to acknowledge that the mantle of being the top most legacy school of the country comes with its share of responsibilities. Ujjwal Mehrotra and Shaurya received the certificate of ‘Completion of the Course’ and ‘Best Display of Finance Communication’ by the ‘New York Institute of Finance G 2020 Scholarship’. The release of publications of the school- Qila Quotes, Founder's Day Special Review, Uplabdhi, Visor and the Ecology Park Booklet, followed next. The morning celebration came to a close with the School Song.
The main celebration began in the evening with selected audience being allowed to watch the Virtual Founder’s Day Programme in the Shukla Memorial Open Air Theatre. The Chief Guest of the day was Padma Vibhushan Shri Viswanathan Anand. The Chief Guest inaugurated the Exhibitions on the virtual platform at 5.30 pm. After the Chief Guest’s Round of Exhibitions, the School Brass Band greeted the viewers and audience. The School Song and the floral homage to the Founder by the Principal, made us bow our heads in gratitude. The School Orchestra with its mellifluous tunes in Raag Khamaj was admired by all. The Annual Report of the year 2020-21 was read out by the Principal. H.H. Maharaja Jyotiraditya M Scindia, President, Board of Governors, delivered the Welcome Address. The Annual Awards were announced for achievements of students and Boarding Houses in various verticals of school life. The Chief Guest addressed the gathering. The Citation for the Madhav Awardee was read by H.H. Maharaja Jyotiraditya M Scindia. The Madhav Awardee, Dr Punit Boolchand addressed the gathering. The Senior School Prefect, Ujjwal Mehrotra delivered the Vote of Thanks. The evening came to a close with the National Anthem.