Spring Dale Senior School pays rich tributes to two gifted former students
Teams up with family to award scholarship to promising students
AMRITSAR, APRIL 12: In an apt tribute to Maulik Jain and Riddhi Jain, two of its most luminous former students, of classes VI and I, respectively, Spring Dale Senior School has teamed up with the family of the deceased students to institute a scholarship to honor the bright sparks among its students studying in classes VI and I.
The brother-sister duo had died in a fateful car accident in December last. Tears streamed down their eyes as their family members, teachers and friends, recalled the fond memories of the time spent with them and their remarkable achievements in academics, sports and co-curriculars.
“They were always enthusiastic about studies, the school and used to animatedly discuss all the activities being organized therein with everyone they met,” said Mr Anil Kumar Jain, grandfather of the departed duo.
“Death had cut short their dream of attaining higher education and touching great heights in life, but we decided to fulfill the same by teaming up with their alma mater they loved so well and do something for the other promising students studying there, to keep their memories alive,” he said. The family has pledged Rs. 50,000 per annum for the school to be conferred upon some deserving students.
On Thursday, these scholarships were conferred on Sartaj Deep Singh, of class VI, and Deepsidak Kaur, of class I, of Spring Dale Senior School. Giving details about the scholarship, Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that an amount of Rs 50,000 per year has been set aside to felicitate one most promising student each of Classes VI and I of the school.
“The students would be selected on the basis of their performance in the previous session and a scholarship of Rs 25,000 each would be awarded to a student from class I and class VI in the beginning of the new session,” he said.
Sharing fond memories about Maulik and Riddhi, Mr Sharma said, “Maulik and Riddhi had a passion for studies that remains unparalleled in the history of the school so far. They were everything that a Spring Dalean should be. Particularly noteworthy was Maulik’s passion for science, robotics, sports and general knowledge. The school has never had students like them before nor shall ever have anyone like them.”
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Chairman, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that it was a matter of pride and honour for the school to be associated with a family that produced promising children like Maulik and Riddhi. They lauded the initiative taken by the Jain family in instituting a scholarship for the promising students of the school in the memory of their children and promised complete support to them in this regard.
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