“It’s turning point of your life, so choose your career carefully; the way you want to go ahead in your life which would make you not only successful but contented and happy in your life, ” exhorted the Guest of Honour Dr. Pratibha Mudgal, while delivering a speech at the ceremonial function ‘Aashirvachanam’ organised by Bhavan’s B.P.Vidya Mandir, Srikrishna Nagar, to bless and bid adieu to the outgoing students of Std. XII, that was filled with the lights of patriotism.
Dr. Pratibha Mudgal, the Guest of honour described this function as a sentimental and sanskar conditioning occasion. She was full of praise for the Sarva Dharma Prayer, which indicates the basic oneness of all religions; a source for the pursuit of truth, knowledge and the almighty. She took this opportunity to appreciate the school that serves as a platform to disseminate skills and to groom the students into ideal citizens. She further expressed her gratitude for being the part of this unique Farewell Ceremony.
She earnestly wished that the Bhavan’s students who are the assets and ambassadors of the country would serve the society and take the country to greater heights. She also expressed her thrill and delights for the students having chosen diverse career options and opined that everything is achievable if one has faith and belief in oneself. Addressing the students as cluster of stars, she appealed them to abide by the instructions of their teachers and parents.
At the outset, the programme began with the Sarva Dharma prayer followed by lighting of the traditional lamp to invoke Goddess Saraswati to bless the students in accomplishing their goals, and garlanding the portrait of Kulpati K. M Munshi, the founder of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Bhagwandas Purohit, the patriarch of Bhavan`s schools at the hands of the Guest of honour and other dignitaries.
Principal, P. Nirupama Shankar, exhorted the students with the recitation of the text from the Taitereya Upanishad wherein the students were administered an oath to imbibe ethics and execute moral values and principles of life which in turn would help them attain true happiness, prosperity and peace Sanghamitra Dutta, Sandhya Dani, Geeta Dubey and Monesh Thorat, the Class Teachers of standard XII addressed their respective classes with words of wisdom and cardinal principles and read out the citations for them highlighting their strengths and wishing them good-luck for their future endeavours.
Later, the students paid tribute to the Motherland by lighting earthen lamps on the beautifully decorated map of India which symbolised truth and knowledge dispelling the ignorance and darkness. They promised themselves to remain devoted and loyal to their motherland. The distinguished guests, parents, teachers and students paid homage to 45 CRPF personnel martyred in the Pulwama terror attack by observing two minutes silence.
The students of Std. XII presented the latest PA Lectern System to the school as a token of love and remembrance which was accepted by Sunanda Sonarikar on behalf of the school. The atmosphere turned nostalgic as the students sought the blessings of the Guests and their revered teachers, who in turn showered their choicest of blessings and advised them with words of wisdom while they embark on their new journey.
Prominently present on this occasion were Dr. (Smt.) Sunanda Sonarikar, Chairperson SMC and Secretary, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Nagpur Kendra, K. M. Agrawal, Treasurer, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Nagpur Kendra, Rajendra Purohit, Associate Secretary, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Nagpur Kendra, Prof. Q.H. Jeevaji, Executive Committee Member, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Nagpur Kendra, Annapoorni Shastri, Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Nagpur Kendra, Ramesh Harde, Education Department, Zilla Parishad, Nagpur, Anju Bhutani, Principal, Bhavan’s B.P. Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, Nagpur, Sarbani Bose, Principal, Bhavan’s B.P. Vidya Mandir, Koradi, Raji Srinivasan, Principal, Bhavan’s B.P. Vidya Mandir, Chinchbhuvan, Nagpur, Dr. Jitendra Vidhani and Abhijit Kelkar, Parent Representatives, and Divya Vidhani.
Jeevanlal Jain, Dr Dilip Arjune, Girish Multani and Sangeeta Agrawal spoke on behalf of the parents and shared their special bondings and experiences with the institution. They expressed their gratitude for moulding their children into ideal future citizens. They also reminisced their long and fruitful association with the school.
The overall in-charges of the function were Vivekanand Solanki and.Ratna Guha. The proceedings of the programme were conducted by Glenys Prasad while Nandita Deshpande proposed the vote of thanks.