120th Founder’s Day celebration began on 14th October 2017 at The Scindia School, Fort, Gwalior. Click here to see photo gallery.
An atmosphere of celebration filled The Scindia School when the students and teachers gathered to celebrate the Founder’s Day. The school believes that a student can achieve anything with focus, perseverance and confidence. The day was celebrated with fervor, zest and enthusiasm in the school. All activities were designed to contribute towards an all-round development of young Scindians.
On 14th October 2017 the parents were briefed about the performance of their children during PTM. There was an interesting interactive session between Mr Arvind Vohra and parents. Mr Arvind Vohra, CEO and Managing Director, Gionee India, felt elated to face Young India being successfully represented by Young Scindians. He emphasized upon the need for the adults to teach their children to learn how to be happy, fearless, and resilient. Mr Vohra stressed upon the need to let a child try till he succeeds apart from taking own decisions. He asserted that a child should also be taught to think beyond himself. Mr Vohra reiterated the fact that there is no erosion of core values as they are intact.
There was a Multimedia Presentation and career talk for the parents of Class X-XII in the Assembly Hall. It was followed by an interactive session in the afternoon between Class XI and XII students and Mr Vohra.
Mr Mahesh V Gandhi Trustee, Scindia Education Society and Member, Board of Governors, The Scindia School, graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Mr Arvind R Vohra, CEO and Managing Director, Gionee India was the Guest of Honour on 14th October 2017. As the Director of Syntech Technology Pvt. Ltd., Mr Vohra is the India Partner to Gionee’s overseas arm Syntech Technology (HK) Ltd. Given his 12 years of rich experience in the industry, he is credited with creating a unique business model for Gionee.
In his welcome address Principal, Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat welcomed Mr Mahesh Gandhi, an illustrious alumnus, and Mr Arvind Vohra, former Principal, Mr N K Tiwari along with all the dignitaries, parents, staff and students. Dr Saraswat expressed his heartfelt thanks to the parents who trust the school in grooming their child as they seek excellence over mediocrity.
The attraction in the evening was a memorable theatrical performance entitled Charandas –The Thief. The play is derived from a classic folk tale, originally narrated by Vijaydan Detha and inpretted as a folk play by Habib Tanvir. The play charters the tumultuous life of a petty thief named Charandas. Surprisingly, he is a man of principles, an honest thief with a strong sense of integrity and professional efficiency. The play successfully highlighted hypocrisy, dishonesty, gradual moral degradation and loss of social values which affect society at large.
The plays illustrates the inherent paradox in human existence where truthful existence becomes an impossibility. As the protagonist, Prateek Parihar, did full justice to his role. The commendable performance by Vaibhav Kundu, Kushagra Gupta, Aryan Dube, Aniket Bhati, Mehul Mittal, Shubhankar Singh, Ishan Gangwani, Gautam Agrawal and Nirvan Agrawal along with many more performers was highly appreciated. Aditi Joshi looked extremely elegant and performed her role gracefully. It was successfully directed by Mr Siddharth Sashta and he was assisted by Mr Sashi Bhusan. The play was choreographed by Mr Sawan. Mr Manoj Mishra coordinated the entire play.
Mr Mahesh Gandhi felt gloriously wonderful as he recalled the good old days spent in the school from 1953 – 1959. Mr Gandhi recalled numerous personal anecdotes. Mr Gandhi motivated the boys to contribute as the school grows from strength to strength. The present generation is fortunate enough to benefit from their stay on the Fort as The Scindia School offers a platform for providing opportunities in varied academic and co-curricular activities. This in turn contributes to the holistic process of growing up.
Mr Arvind Vohra’s speech focussed on a relationship between the school and student, which is entirely based on trust. Schools such as The Scindia School offers multiple opportunities to a young Scindian. Mr Vohra emphasized that the core values of an institution should be embodied in each student as they learn the value of decision making. Mr Vohra motivated the boys to cherish the best days of their lives on the Fort as they carry the responsibility of building the nation.
Mr Mahesh Gandhi presented a token of gratitude to Guest of Honour, Mr Arvind Vohra. The wonderful evening ended with a vote of thanks by Kabir Saund, Deputy Senior School Prefect.
The day culminated with an exciting and scintillating entertainment evening at Madhav Pavilion especially for parents and for those who were interested in dance. Professional choreographers / dancers were invited to conduct the ‘Salsa n Jive’ dance get-together. It was so endearing to watch the enthusiastic participants learn the basic dance steps and grooved to the beats of music. Although not mandatory, ladies looked gorgeous in western outfit in any shade of red and men wore a black suit with white shirt.
The evening ended on a hopeful note as everyone looked forward to a grand celebration of the school’s 120thFounder’s Day on 15th October 2017.