Spring Dales’ young brigade assumes charge
Exuding youthful energy, enthusiasm, devotion and a desire to serve to their country and school, and handle new challenges besides having their say in matters pertaining to them, the young brigade of Spring Dale Senior School comprising 182 members of the student council, the editorial board, the four houses of the school and the clubs being run by the school, took a vow to execute their duties faithfully and to serve their country, their alma mater and the society no matter where they are placed in life.
Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society, and Mayor Bakshi Ram Arora presided over the event, which also witnessed the students of the school being honoured for their exemplary performance in various international Olympiads, sports, creative and performing arts.
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Educational Society, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Director and Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that students should certainly be afforded chances to handle responsibilities.
“The future belongs to the youth. The need of the hour is channelize their energies in the right direction by affording them such opportunities that can help them hone their leadership and decision making skills so that they can emerge as successful global citizens,” they said. They added that there is also a dire need to ensure that to be trained as future leaders the youth get ample opportunities to mingle with the underprivileged masses to act as a bridge between them and the government to facilitate a fruitful two-way interaction.
Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that the student council was formed to empower students to make their voice heard in issues affecting them. “The endeavour aims at enabling the students to have their say in issues related to them. The school intends to continue with this trend in the years to come to afford its students with ample chances to get a taste of leadership,” he said.
He added that co-curricular activities have a big role to play in the grooming of personalities of students in school education. “Spring Dale is known for investing a lot of time and resources in the school on life skills education, creative and performing arts and sports and physical health. Keeping the importance of co-curricular activities in mind, a separate award ceremony is held every year to give due credit to the achiever in various co-academic fields,” he said.
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