JAMMU, Dec 8: KC Public School celebrated its 20th Annual Day at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium, Jammu University, here today.
The function was presided over by Chander Mohan Gupta, the Mayor of Jammu Municipal Corporation.
The guests of honour at the function were Anil Goswami, former Home Secretary and Parvez Dewan, former Advisor to Governor, J&K and SS Wazir, retired ADGP.
The function began with lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the chief guest and other dignitaries, followed by an invocation dance dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Principal of the school Amarendra Mishra delivered the welcome address, which was followed by a musical composition by students of senior school based on the fusion of diverse folk songs from India, Spain, Russia and Middle East.
It was followed by presentation of a report by members of Students’ Council on various activities of the school during current academic year.
English dance-drama “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” was performed by the students of Class V. The play was the dramatized version of a famous poem written by Robert Browning in which the avaricious human nature leads to disastrous results. After the English play, the chief guest and the guests of honour presented mementos to the first batch of KCPS alumni who have carved out distinguished careers in different fields such as administration, medicine, engineering, commerce and industry.
It was for the first time that the school felicitated its alumni. The 15 alumni thus feted were Firdous Ahmed, KAS, and a senior officer in State Finance Department, Arjun Chowdhary, Managing Director of KC Sports Club, Vikrant Bhushan, IPS, Kanav Sharma, IRS, Assistant Commissioner of GST, Dr Mohnish Digra, IRS, Assistant Commissioner of IT under training, Trikansh Bhushan, KAS, Assistant Director, Nirbhay Sharma, KAS, Ayushi Sudan, IAS, Siddhant Chowdhary, Managing Director of Ramada Jammu City Centre, Krishan Anand, a young entrepreneur, Ms Diksha Gupta, another young entrepreneur, Dr Shipra Gupta doing MD from GMC, Dr Amrit Dhar, Intern at GMC, Sudeep Singh Jamwal doing M Tech from IIT Bombay, and Nipun Bhagat doing B Tech from IIT Roorkee. After felicitating the alumni, the dignitaries gave away awards to the students for their achievements in academics, sports and extra-curricular activities.
The chief guest in his speech appreciated the school management for rendering valuable services to the people of Jammu & Kashmir by providing quality education to the youth of the State and enabling them to make successful careers in various walks of life.
In his thanks-giving speech, Chairman of the school Raju Chowdhary dwelt on the educational ethos of the school envisioned by his father Sudarshan Mahajan two decades ago.
The concluding item of the function was a spectacular dance-drama ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: The Warrior King’ in Hindi presented by more than 300 students of senior school.
The function concluded with the National Anthem.