Date : Tuesday, April 09, 2013
34th Founders Day Celebrations
YADAVINDRA PUBLIC SCHOOL CELEBRATES 34TH FOUNDERS DAY
Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, today celebrated its 34th Founders Day with great splendour and enthusiasm. The entire school was illuminated with lights that added to the ambience and mood of the celebrations.
The Celebrations started with the Academic Procession. Solemnity was added to the occasion when the school choir sang the ‘shabad’. This was followed by Mr R P Devgan, Principal, Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, presenting the Academic, Sports, Co-curricular and Community Centre reports of the school.
A Variety Entertainment programme was presented by the students. Children participating in the Indian Music Orchestra performed Sarasvati Vandana with instruments like harmonium, banjo, taanpura, tabla and the xylophone. An equally reverberating Western Music Orchestra was presented by the talented students of the school. The Junior School students presented the much applauded mime-show.
Students presented with great éclat a Play based on Vikram Seth’s poem ‘Elephant and the Tragopan’.
The Chief Guest at the occasion was Mr Abhinav Bindra, Padam Bhushan and Olympic Gold Medalist in Rifle shooting. In his address to the gathering he said, “I believe three things, if followed systematically, will lead to victory; Passion, hard work and the belief in the self.” Mr Bindra opined that a sport teaches a person that when it comes to decisive moments in life, one stands alone. “Whatever the outcome, you own it – it is your outcome, your result.”
Recounting his Olympic Gold Medal win, he said that when one is triumphant, one learns about a fourth element that transforms victory into success. He further elaborated that when one wins, it could happen because of one of a thousand reasons but when one loses, one can always find out why.
“I am now sharing with you a deep secret if you want to succeed, you must learn to lose. Because success is the pursuit of winning; because success lies in understanding that there is no finish line,” he said.
The corridors and classrooms of the school came alive with a kaleidoscope of colourful exhibits. The theme of the exhibitions was ‘Water - The Need of Today’s World’.
Subject based as well as activity and hobby exhibitions were put up by different departments. In the hobby exhibits one saw the never ending imagination and talent of the children come to the fore with their craft work, paper napkin flowers, clay work etc.
A plethora of beautiful Paintings, Art and Craft exhibits by the students of the entire school adorned the premises. A Photography exhibition was also put up, showcasing the talent of the students of the school.
The Trekking exhibition attracted a lot of attention with children presenting a live demonstration of living in tents, camp fires, cooking in make-shift utensils, crossing rivers by setting up ‘skyway’ rope crossings.
Beaming faces of the children and proud parents walked through the exhibition appreciating the hard work put in by the children.
Excellence in Academics Awards to students scoring above 90 per cent and All-Round Students Trophies were also given away by the Chief Guest. Sports Colours were given to the students excelling in different sports. Sports Trophies were awarded to the Houses that had competed and excelled in the Inter-School Athletic Meet.