Neevanjali 2015 had sparked the beginning of the 10th year celebrations of NiBS and on 26th April 2016, the NiBS community got together, once again, to celebrate the completion of a glorious decade of Nirmal Bhartia School. This special occasion saw students weave in the values and beliefs of our school into musical medleys that included a multi faith prayer, Ganesh vandana, a Sanskrit song inspiring us to lend a helping hand to others and also a melodious English song- Climb. As a wonderful prelude to this year’s annual theme, the western music specialization students presented mellifluous instrumental music from across the world. Sayori Ma’am and Richa Ma’am shared beautiful memories of their NiBS journey and their emotions reflected the warmth and joy each person experiences at being a part of this close-knit family.
Like every other year, on this auspicious occasion of Founder’s Day, the newly elected Student Council members were felicitated with badges of honour. Student Council Head Abhishek Kumar and Deputy Head Amrita Rajendran pledged to live up to the values and philosophy of the school and to be good role models for their peers and juniors.
One of the most awaited segments of the function was recognizing and honouring the teachers who are ever- willing to go an extra-mile to discharge their responsibilities at school. The ‘Always Present Award’ went to Abhilasha ma’am, Amy ma’am, Jitender sir, Nibha ma’am, Pallavi ma’am, Renu ma’am, Sanjay sir and Vishnu sir. The ‘Long Service Award’ for completing five years at NiBS, was received by Nidhi ma’am and Ravi sir. For the first time in the history of NiBS, the Long service Award for completing ten years was presented and its proud recipients were Anil sir and Geeta Ramesh ma’am.
A very special recipient of the Long service was Charu Ma’am, who has completed ten golden years as Principal of NiBS. Pooja Ma’am, Geeta Ma’am, Megha Chatterjee and Sanchali spoke about her magnetic charisma, boundless love and unmatched dedication and hard work. A mixed group of students and teachers sang the song- ‘Tum ho toh. har mushkil aasan’, giving voice to the joy experienced by every member of the NiBS community on having her at the helm of NiBS.
The final leg of the celebrations was a special tribute to Pooja Ma’am whose vision, indomitable courage and guidance played a significant role in making NiBS reach this milestone. Charu Ma’am read out a self composed poem for her and also felicitated her with an ‘angvastra’ which had the school logo inscribed on it. In her address, Pooja Ma’am said, “NBS has now become NiBS, the ‘i’ in the middle of ‘N’ and ‘B’ is a burning candle which will remind each one that NiBS must be a guiding light to everyone.”