The Investiture Ceremony of Bhavans Indian Education School, Kuwait, for the academic session 2021-2022 was held in the Zoom auditorium on May 29, 2021. The school officially bestowed the badge of authority and power with 19 virtually selected members designated as the Student Parliament members for the new session. Squadron Leader Lancelot Cutinha, former fighter pilot of Indian Air Force and a renowned flying instructor was the Chief Guest for the day. The Chief Guest was given a reverential salute and a guard of honour by the cadets of the Bhavans Service Scheme and the members of the Student Parliament. He was welcomed to the virtual auditorium in the presence of  Mr. N.K. Ramachandran Menon, Chairman, Bhavans Middle East, CA Divya Rajesh Ramachandran, Director, Bhavans Middle East, Mr. P.B Krishnadas Menon, Director, Bhavans Kuwait, Mr. T. Premkumar, Principal, Indian Educational School, Mr. Mahesh Iyer, Principal, Smart Indian School, Ms. Albin Daisy, Vice Principal, Smart Indian School, Ms. Anselma Tessy Judeson, Vice Principal, Senior Wing, IES, Ms. Meenakshi Nayyar, Vice Principal, Middle Wing, IES and Ms. Lalitha Premkumar, Vice Principal, Primary and Kindergarten, IES. The investiture ceremony of the academic year 2021-2022 unfurled at 9 a.m. with the recitation of a verse from the Holy Quran by Sahal Ansar of 11B and its translation by Fatinah Ameerudeen of 12D followed by the national anthem of Kuwait. A short video of the glimpses of the investiture ceremonies of yesteryears was played and took a stroll down the memory lane. Farah Noorjahan Sahim of 11C delivered the welcome address. The ceremony was attended by the teachers, BSS cadets and the parents of the members of Student Parliament. The oath of allegiance for the newly selected student parliament was administered by the head of the institution, Mr. T. Premkumar. Donning the mantle of leadership and accountability, the Vice Presidents of Student Parliament, Srihari Badrinarayanan (11A) and Lakshmi Sahiti Vallabhaneni (11A) delivered their acceptance speeches infused with devotion to the institution and duteousness towards the student community of IES. The Chief Guest, Squadron Leader Lancelot Cutinha, in his address, reminisced about his schooldays, career, and life at large. He appreciated Bhavanites for their efforts and creativity paraded on the virtual dais with certainties in the time of uncertainty. The Squadron Leader Lancelot wrapped up his speech in a poetic fashion by quoting his favourite lines from the poem, A Psalm of Life, written by H.W. Longfellow. The event also had the privilege of receiving the blessings of Mr. N.K Ramachandran Menon, Chairman, Bhavans Middle East and CA Sooraj Ramachandran, Vice Chairman, Bhavans Middle East. CA Divya Rajesh Ramachandran, Director, Bhavans Middle East, while delivering her closing thoughts, appreciated all the parliament members and the school authority under the captaincy of Mr. T Premkumar. The Senior Leadership Team wholeheartedly extolled the entire team for their persistent efforts in making the virtual investiture a grand success. Ananthapadmanabhan Sajeevkumar of 11A proposed the vote of thanks. Jerome John Thomas (12D) and Vaishnavi Pai (12B) were the emcees of the day. The Indian National Anthem marked a graceful end to an eventful virtual day which ended with a photo session of the new parliament members with the dignitaries.  

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