Staff and students of Spring Dale School pay rich tributes to Mrs Manveen Sandhu on her birth anniversary; Celebrate Baisakhi
Emotions ran high as the staff and students of Spring Dale Senior School paid rich tributes to their beloved mentor, founder and former Principal of the School, Mrs Manveen Sandhu, on the occasion of her birth anniversary, which falls on April 13.
Flowers were arranged at the portico, where her and her husband late Dr Shivinder Singh Sandhu’s picture occupies a prime place, to enable the staff and students to offer homage to her on entering the school in the morning.
Being a renowned academician and a hardcore philanthropist, Ms Sandhu along with her husband touched several lives very intimately. Her death in a road accident nine years ago came as a major personal blow to many.
Mr S S Sandhu, Chairman (Emeritus), Spring Dale Educational Society, Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Educational Society, Captain Samarjit Singh Cheema, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Chairman, Spring Dale Educational Society, and Ms Mehjabeen Peerzada Sandhu reiterated their commitment to march on and meet the goals envisioned for the society by the revered souls.
School Principal Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma recalled his association with Dr and Ms Sandhu and said that they had a vision of elevating their school to be a powerful instrument for social uplift and youth empowerment. “The school team is committed to accomplishing the task assigned by the two elevated souls,” he maintained.
Meanwhile, Baisakhi was celebrated with great fervor in the School. Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that it was fun time for the students of classes I and II as they were dressed up in traditional Punjabi dresses, savored traditional delicacies and performed ‘Bhangra’ to the pulsating rhythm of Punjabi music.
“The day was observed as ‘Sharing Day’ and the students were asked to share their tiffins of traditional halwa, poori and chana with their friends. The aim behind this gesture was to promote the feelings of love and brotherhood as desired and envisioned by our founders,” he said.
Spring Dale Senior School