Indian Educational School (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan), Kuwait celebrated yet another Grandparents’ Day with fun, frolic and excitement on October 10, 2016 on the school premises. There were unprecedented scenes of nostalgia, laughter, hugs and fun when the grandparents of many a student stepped into the sacred abode of learning, accepting the formal invitation sent by the school.
The events of the day started with a formal inauguration of the function at 9.30 am in the school auditorium by Mrs. Khanta Dodeja, the grandparent of Garima Dodeja (Grade 9 B) and Vidhi Dodeja (Grade 5 I), in the presence of the Principal, Mr. T Premkumar, Senior Vice Principal, Mr. Suresh V Balakrishnan, the invited grandparents, teachers and students.
The cultural program unfurled with the prayer by the minstrels of the school choir followed by the rendition of a verse from the Holy Quran and the Kuwait National Anthem. The lighting of the ceremonial lamp was conjointly performed by the Principal, the Senior Vice Principal and the grandparents. The proud gathering was welcomed by the Senior Vice Principal, Mr. Suresh V Balakrishnan. The welcome address was followed by a welcome dance performed by Malavika Krishna of 8G, and another dance by Sangini and Nandana of 8F. The students of grade 8F also performed a skit highlighting the importance of grandparents. The magic show put up by Harichandana of grade 6E and Devinandana of Grade 7B won elderly plaudits. The event also saw the participation of many a grandparent, to cherish and cache a day well spent in their honour.
Mr. Kurien George, the grandfather of Ethan Bobby Kurien of 6G, shared his experience of partaking in such an exhilarating function. All the grandparents present were honoured with special floral bouquets of love, respect and care.
The event coordinators, Mr. Nagarajan & Mrs. Hajira Banu of the Social Science Department proposed the vote of thanks. Chrissa Merin and Tiasha Majumdar of Grade 8 were the emcees of the programme. The singing of the Indian National Anthem marked the end of the cultural programme. It was indeed a day for the grandparents and their grandchildren to cherish. Amidst this fast paced life, the silver haired were able to recollect their childhood and relax, and left the school premises happy and contented.