SAI International Residential School, a renowned institution known for its commitment to excellence in education, recently celebrated its much-awaited Investiture Ceremony for the academic session 2023-24. The event witnessed the appointment of the school's new office bearers, who were bestowed with their respective responsibilities during the grand ceremony.
Gracing the occasion as the distinguished Chief Guest was Dr. Sudhanshu Sarangi, IPS, Director General of Fire and Emergency Services, Government of Odisha. His august presence ignited the spirit of leadership among the students.The ceremony was further graced by the presence of Dr. Shilpi Sahoo, Chairperson of Sai International Educational Group, adding an aura of magnificence to the event.
The ceremony commenced with the enchanting rendition of "SAI Vandana," filling the atmosphere with a sense of unity and reverence. Dr. Shilpi Sahoo and Dr. Sudhanshu Sarangi addressed the gathering with inspiring speeches, motivating the students to pursue their passions and instilling values of gratitude and compassion in their hearts.
An interactive session with the students was conducted by the esteemed Chief Guest, where he engaged with them on various topics and encouraged them to be responsible and empathetic individuals, making a positive impact on society.
Dr. Sudhanshu Sarangi, IPS, Director General of Fire and Emergency Services, Government of Odisha, shared invaluable insights with the students, emphasizing the significance of their roles as office bearers and their potential to make a difference. He remarked, "Leadership is not just a title; it is a responsibility bestowed upon you to serve your peers and the institution. Remember that you are the torchbearers of change and progress. In your pursuit of excellence, never lose sight of the values of gratitude and compassion. Listen to the concerns and aspirations of your fellow students, and let empathy guide your decisions. Your student council should be a force that fosters unity and brings positive transformations. Stay true to your passions, and with unwavering dedication, strive to build an environment where every student feels heard, valued, and empowered.”
Chairperson, SAI International School, Dr. Silpi Sahoo while addressing the students said, "Running for the student council isn't just joining a group; it's embarking on an unparalleled journey to become assertive leaders driving positive change. Beyond school, this transformation shapes you for college, workplaces, and future entrepreneurship. Embrace Gandhi's wisdom, 'Be the change you wish to see in the world.' As leaders, embody accountability, morals, collaboration, and humility. Embrace diverse perspectives and the power of 'Please, Sorry, and Thank You' in your endeavours. Congratulations and let us march towards a better tomorrow, hand in hand."
Following the enlightening interactions, the school's office bearers were appointed one by one, each entrusted with specific responsibilities to contribute to the school's growth and development. The Investiture ceremony reached its pinnacle as Krrish Khaitan was appointed as the Head Boy and Sneha Somani as the Head Girl for the session 2023-24. The newly appointed office bearers took an oath, pledging their commitment to fulfil their duties with utmost sincerity and dedication.
In their inaugural speeches, Head Boy Krrish Khaitan and Head Girl Sneha Somani expressed their gratitude for the trust placed in them and shared their vision to make a positive impact on the school and its students.
Concluding the event on a gracious note, Shri Amitabh Agnihotri, the Headmaster of SAI International Residential School, delivered the vote of thanks, expressing appreciation to all guests, parents, and staff for their unwavering support and encouragement.
The Investiture Ceremony at SAI International Residential School stands as a testament to the institution's dedication to nurturing well-rounded individuals with a sense of responsibility and leadership qualities, ready to embrace the challenges of the future.