shreeram-3Shreeram Vidyalaya and Junior College at Airoli celebrated “Syphony 2009” – the annual day of the school. It was an unusual function where the school administration headed by principal Prakash Nair wanted to present a personality who can inspire and encourage the budding students instead of a celebrity or a bureaucrat or a politician. Colourful performances, inspiring speeches and honoring students and teachers marked Symphony 2009 – the Annual Day of Sreeram Vidyalaya. The annual day celebrations that spoke in volumes about why Airoli’s Sreeram Vidyalaya is one of the best schools of Navi Mumbai. NMTV Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ravi Subbaiah was the Chief Guest for the event. Symphony 2009 aimed at providing an opportunity to the students to exhibit their talents on stage and to felicitate the students who excelled academically. Calling Dr. Ravi Subbaiah an ambassador of compassion and motivation, Dr. Ravi Subbaiah was welcomed in the presence of the School’s Principal Prakash Nair. The programme began by lighting the lamp in front of the idol of Goddess Saraswati. Following which a prayer song was sung by the students. Chants of Gayatri Mantra and Prayer of Lord Ganpati filled the environment with sanctity. Sreeram Vidyalaya aims at all round personality development of students. Besides focus on excelling academically, students are also encouraged to participate and perform in extra curricular activities. Besides yoga, abacus, tabla, keyboard and harmonium students at the school are also taught taekwondo – a Korean form of martial art. The Principal of the School Prakash Nair briefed the parents about the academic and other achievements of the school in his Annual Report. Following this Dr. Ravi Subbaiah and the Principal gave away prizes to students for their outstanding performances in academics and as well as extra curricular activities. Even the teachers, who extended their service for years to the school were felicitated. Now in days where the divine values of gratitude, honesty and loyalty are not to be seen, the teachers who were felicitated were serving the school for more than 10 years. For a change the school chose not to invite a politician or a known personality rather chose Dr. Ravi Subbaih – the Editor-in-Chief of NMTV so that students could personally meet and interact with Dr. Subbaiah for getting inspired and motivated. On the other hand, Dr. Ravi Subbaiah expressed gratitude to the principal of the school, Dr Ravi Subbaiah said that he was happy that the school invited him to be a part of their celebration and said that this would be a historic moment in his life. Addressing to the children present there, he said that teachers play a very crucial role in the life of students and therefore, children should always respect their teachers. He also gave the credit of his success to his teachers. Appreciating the teachers who gave their several years for the development of the school, he said that this world runs on three values – honesty, sincerity and integrity, which he saw in the teachers. The students of school dressed in bright costumes showed their scintillating performance and talent in dance and drama. The Principal of the School Prakash Nair shared with us the achievements of the school. He also had a word of praise for NMTV Editor-in-Chief Dr Ravi Subbaiah. The teachers shared their feelings about not just the celebration but also what inspiration they drew from the Chief Guest Dr. Ravi Subbaiah. Even the students were inspired by his speech and were happy to be rewarded for their hard work in their respective areas. With camerapersons Abhay Prasad and Raju Sharma, Vrushali Chitre for NMTV news.

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