The auditorium resonated with applause as the new school captains were conferred with badges by the principal. After all, it was the students who had helped choose the school council.
Kendriya Vidyalaya 1 held its investiture ceremony on July 28 with much fanfare. Even our principal Sudhanya Karan commented that the enthusiasm of the students overshadowed the dark corona era.
Once school captains Sambaran Banerjee and Sneha Kundu got their badges, other school appointees — discipline captains, co-curricular captains, sports captains as well as house captains — were called upon. A parade was led by Sneha, followed by the house captains who held up their respective flags with pride. “I aspire to become an IPS officer one day and want to hone my skills by leading my school,” said Sneha.
Juniors like Oishika Pandey were impressed with the proceedings. “I couldn’t take my eyes off the procession! What co-ordination the seniors showed,” smiled the prefect from Class VIII.
Next, Sambaran read out the oath, to be repeated by the student council.
The system of choosing appointees in our school begins with Class XII students, who nominate those who they find worthy of the titles. The shortlist of names is then sent for approval to juniors, after which the house masters and the teachers take the final decision.
After the ceremony, the student council attended a meeting presided over by our principal. They discussed issues such as using social media to connect with students and overcome challenges. The council was assured unconditional support. “We shall carry out our responsibilities and maintain the legacy of our respective houses throughout the session. Even though it’s a tough task we won’t feel burdened by it,” said Tagore house captain (girls) Brittika Biswas.
Avipsita Basu, Class XII, Kendriya Vidyalaya 1