Today, the 53rd Founder’s Day along with the Baisakhi festival was celebrated with a mixed blend of religious and cultural fervour at Shivalik Public School Mohali . The twofold amusement for Shivalikians gave them unforgettable memories of the day.
The entire school was celebrating the legacy of courage,determination,strength and perseverance embarking upon a new journey completing 53 years of incessant commitment towards building a better society on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi.
The revelries of the day began with the religious function which commenced with the recitation of Sukhmani Sahib Path ,which was followed by Shabad Kirtan ,Kavishri and poetic recitation by the students. The Punjabi faculty explained to the students about the importance of the day. The students were explained how the tenth Guru of Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh Ji created Khalsa Panth at Shri Anandpur Sahib to fight against injustice and to protect the weaker sections from the atrocities of the tyrant rulers of those times.
In the second segment ,the students exhibited an array of remarkable cultural programme in the state of the art auditorium. The motive behind the celebrations was to apprise the children of their rich culture and heritage. This cultural bonanza included speeches, poetic recitations, songs, dances and Power Point Presentations which highlighted the accomplishments made by the Shivalikians in different spheres of life. Each and every performance had an elegance of its own. The panoramic view of the school showcased through an enlightening Presentation and video exhibited the strides taken by the school since its establishment 53 years back.
The celebrations included the foot tapping Punjabi Dance’ a celebration which is symbol of Baisakhi, the harvest season. The students attired in traditional dress performed it exceptionally well . Dhol beats and Punjabi folk music added to the excitement and compelled the audience to get ecstatic.The Birth Anniversay of Dr .B.R Ambedkar ,the father of Indian Constitution was also commemorated .
Faculty members from Shivalik Institute of Education and Research, Mohali,Shivalik Public School, Sector-41, Chandigarh and Shivalik Public School, Sector-78, Mohali also congregated on this auspicious occasion. Teachers interacted and reflected upon the 53 years of growth, grit and greatness of the institution. They celebrated their achievements and aspired yet again to reach the dizzying heights of quality and excellence.
The well organised festivities were well complemented with the address of the Principal, Dr. Anupkiran Kaur .The Director, Shivalik Public Schools, Mr. D S Bedi wished everybody Happy Baisakhi and Founder’s Day . Cherishing the memories of Founder’s Day he added that foundation stone of Shivalik was laid 53 years ago on this day by five students amidst recitation of Gurbani .Since then this prestigious institution has endeavoured to channelize the energy and the creativity of young minds towards their overall development and perfection. He appraised students and staff members for their efforts and motivated the students to follow the path of truth and moral values. He conveyed his best wishes to all.
The curtain on the function came down with the vote of thanks presented by Mrs. Gurkiranjeet Nalwa , Principal, Shivalik Public School ,Sector 41, Chandigarh.