INVESTITURE CEREMONY

Spring Dales’ young brigade assumes charge
 
Spring Dale Senior School experienced a fresh burst of youthful energy, enthusiasm, devotion and a desire to serve their country and school, and handle new challenges besides having their say in matters pertaining to them, when its young brigade comprising 354 members of the student council, besides the members of the editorial board, the four houses of the school and the clubs being run by the school, assumed charge on the occasion of the Investiture Ceremony of the school.
 
The young leaders 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. As many as 78 outstanding sportspersons, 28 students of the Creative Arts Department, 22 of the Performing Arts Department and 22 students, who had performed exceptionally well in various Olympiads were conferred awards on this occasion.
 
Brigadier Sushil Sharma, Deputy GOC, Panther Division, Amritsar, presided over the event. Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, President, 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 to channelize their energies in the right direction by affording them such opportunities as 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 endeavor aims at enabling the students to have their say in issues related to them. It is not a culmination, but beginning of a journey of self discovery for the students, who should take this opportunity to hone their personalities to become better and constructive members of the society,” 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.
 
  
 
Spring Dale Senior School