19 December 2016
The last assembly before winter break was an ensemble of a wide variety of activities. The morning assembly began with Christmas carols such as Silent Night, Holy Night, Rudoplh The Red Nose Reindeer, Jungle Bells and Joy To The World sung melodiously by junor house boys. At the ended they sang `We Wish You A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year’.
Principal, Dr Madhav Deo Sarsawat welcomed the Chief Guest, Air Vice Marshal, Shouvik Roy, VM, ACIDS ICT, HQ, ID, a distinguished alumni who is par excellence. Air Vice Marshal Shouvik Roy (16088-T) F(P) is a Cat A2 Qualified Flying Instructor with around 10,000 hours of flying experience holding Cat/IR AMG and is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College with a DS grading. At present, he is posted as Assistant Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (ICT), HQ IDS, Ministry of Defence with effect from 2nd March 2015. AVM Roy, Ex Ranoji, has clarity of thoughts combined with clarity in mind. Principal, Dr Saraswat reiterated that one must have oneness in body, mind and soul. It has become a very rare attribute in today’s time.
It was followed by distribution of Inter House Sports Awards for 2016-17 to meritorious sportsmen by Principal, Dr Saraswat.
AVM Shouvik Roy complimented and congratulated the winners and began his speech in his invincible style as he went down the memory lane 47 years back when he felt cricket euphoria on the Fort. He candidly shared his philosophy and expressed his desire to watch as the boys validate a life with purpose. A student must learn how to transform his setbacks into comebacks and this character building should encompass everything.
Air Vice Marshal Roy showed a footage on display by Suryakirans. He encouraged the boys by saying that a student must always convey his gratitude to teachers for instilling in him these cherished values and simultaneously not forget the basics. AM Roy emphasized on the need to play outdoor games. They must have 4 Ds in their lives such as discipline, determination, dedication and drive to drive through life. He thoroughly enjoyed his interaction with the boys and asked some questions pertaining to sports and gave a prize for each correct answer.
At the end AVM Shouvik Roy gave two medallions for Excellence in Existence to be given to a deserving teacher and student. The selection should be based on Variety, Vitality, Versatility, Vibrancy and Victory. Principal, Dr Saraswat accepted them with dignity and humility on behalf of the school from Mrs Roy. The glorious morning assembly ended on a promising note as Principal, wished happy holidays to the boys.