On January 2,2021, the Bhavans fraternity gathered on its virtual platform to positively welcome the new year with a virtual dhamaka titled ‘Milan 2021’. The team spirit, commitment to academic excellence, and innovative practices adopted by the teachers were duly acknowledged as they had successfully tided over unfavourable times, overcoming the unprecedented challenges to make this academic year a truly outstanding one. The day’s celebrations started off with a soothing prayer song by Ms. Lalitha Premkumar, Vice Principal, Primary and KG Wing. Ms. Hima Nirmal, pedagogue, the department of English welcomed the vibrant gathering. Ms. Jezy Joseph, another member from the department of English sang the Milan theme song which was penned by Ms. Muneera Mammikutty, HoD English, Primary Wing. The occasion was graced by the presence of the Chairman of Bhavans Middle East, Mr. N.K. Ramachandran Menon, the Principal of IES, Mr. T. Premkumar, and the Vice Principals. Amidst the laughter and virtual applauses, the teachers of IES and Jack and Jill flaunted their musical, dance, verbal, and culinary skills. The day also witnessed the launch of an amazing YouTube channel, WH TV, a new avatar of Widening Horizon. Mr. T. Premkumar, the Principal of IES, narrated a thought-provoking story, emphasizing the relevance of thoughts that are generated in a human mind. Mr. N.K Ramachandran Menon, the Chairman of Bhavans Middle East, wished everyone a wonderful year ahead and instilled confidence to move ahead with courage and determination. Milan 2021 clearly exemplified its theme of ‘one spirit, one team and one mission’.