Happiness filled the atmosphere and the hearts of the Bhavanites as the new academic year dawned, ushering in new hopes and dreams. It had to be so as the theme of the year is ‘Happiness’ and the motto is ‘Be a child, Be Happy’. Happiness manifested itself on the faces of the heads who joyfully received the students at the gate. A special assembly was arranged to welcome the students in a special way. A variety entertainment including dance and music added to the joyful mood of the day. Sweets were also distributed to the students by the class teachers in the midst of pleasantries and informal discussions. An open canvas attracted the students who could open up their hearts and express their joy and excitement through words and pictures. On the whole, it was a day well begun and the happiness generated was sure to permeate into the days to come.