mysterious are the ways of god. Man’s creation on earth is all the more mysterious. The sheer reality of our life on earth is that one moment we laugh in joy and the next moment we burst in tears. Actually, our earthly life is just like a bubble. Many an event of joy and sorrow of our life lies stored up in the pages of our memory. But all of them are not equally important and worth memorizing to us. Most of them among them more than often peep through the window of our mind’s eye and give us either joy or sorrow.
School Farewell was on the eighth of February 2014, our school witnessed its farewell party hosted by the students of Class Eleven and dedicated to the Class Twelve students of SelaQui international School.
The day started with great excitement and merriment, as all the Class Twelve students dressed up to their glamorous best and arrived for the ribbon cutting ceremony: the boys looked dashing in their tuxedos and the girls, who never fail to put on a show, were draped in gorgeous saris bought for the occasion
It is often said that the best period in the life of anyone is the time that one spends at school. This is, undoubtedly, golden era, which one recollects nostalgically for the rest of his stay in the world.
The farewell had to take place in our school assembly area, decorated with strips of paper, balloons and fancy lights. The theme for the same was white & blue. The seats were arranged in a semi-circle. There were chairs for teachers and other inmates of the school.
Though there was an atmosphere of joy and excitement, yet it was tinged with an air of melancholy and sadness. All out-going students were in their best civil dress. This was the first time in the span of years that they were not wearing their school uniform. Though sad, but feeling great, they all occupied their seats and the function started.
The hosts for the evening were Abhishek, Abhinav, Tejaswini, Rakshanda. There were dances, singing solo dance performances, conferring the titles on and all. Binyo, class XI, girl popularly called the ‘Indian Skylark’ because of her passion for singing sang ‘KABHI ALVIDA NA KEHNA’ & few more touching numbers. Some of them sang folk songs and danced a rig.
It included mouthwatering, tasty dishes and drinks. After the party, programs of entertainment were put up for our amusement and recreation by the hosting party.
Along with these delicacies, coffee was also served. Some of the students had left the merry-making to collect autographs of their beloved teachers. The same was followed by dinner and DJ night.
It was then that the Eleventh and Twelfth Standards felt the real pain of separation and grief washing over them when they witnessed the presentation that connected them to the school memories.
They felt desperate to hold on to these last few precious moments of togetherness and tears rolled down their cheeks. The girls, with their mascara lined eyes filled with tears, forgot their worries about spoiling their outfits and clung on to each other to share their sorrow mixed with salty water. The boys tried to remain calm and composure but the atmosphere was one of mourning.
Finally, the Eleventh Standard had to at last let go of the seniors, the backbone of our school, after years of living together, eating together, laughing at silly pranks and crying over bitter fights. We had to take heart and wish them all the luck for their future endeavor. There ended a beautiful day marked with both happiness and sorrow and lots and lots of love.