Founder's Day: An Indelible Culmination
BY ADMIN PUBLISHED January 23, 2023, UPDATED January 23, 2023
SelaQui International School, Dehradun celebrated its 22nd Founder’s Day with extreme excitement and vigor. The celebrations kickstarted in the morning with the declaration of the Annual Athletics Meet, unveiled by the Chief Guest, former Indian Hockey player and the President of Hockey India, Mr Dilip Tirkey, after the marching contingents of the four Houses of the school displayed a disciplined March Past on the tunes of the marching band. It was followed by lighting the torch and taking the oath of fair play. The spirit of the competition was visible in all racing events like 100 mts, 200 mts, and relay where students bagged medals for their Houses. Other challenging events like the PT display, Equestrian Show and Tug-of-War kept the audience on edge.
The afternoon was dedicated to the exhibition organized by the departments of Science, Humanities, and Arts and Crafts of the school, which was open to parents and students. It showcased students’ skills in exploring and discovering the myriad facets of the selected topics.
The exhibition’s highlight was an auction of paintings prepared by students as the buyers were eager to bid the highest for the magnificent artworks of students.
The events planned for the cultural evening included songs, dance, drama, speeches, the release of the Annual School Magazine ‘The Yearbook’ and Prize Giving. The immaculate musical rendition by the Indian and Western choirs mesmerized the audience and earned loads of applause. The vibrant dances depicting victory over COVID and the Hindi play, ‘ Vriksh,’ enthused the gathering.
Awards were announced for the achievements of students and boarding Houses in various verticals of school life. The Chief Guest, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Sh. Pushkar Singh Dhami Ji and the Chairman, Mr Om Pathak, addressed the gathering. The Honourable Chief Minister praised the school being so thoughtful towards the holistic development of children. He also applauded the students and staff for displaying such high discipline and grace.
The Headmaster, Mr Rashid Sharfuddin, in his welcome address proudly announced the achievements of the SeQuins in all spheres of school life. He also expressed how the school is setting new benchmarks by producing best board results in the last 5 years and making the school No.1 ranked co-educational school in the state.
Looking back at its inception, Chairman Mr. Om Pathak expressed a deep sense of satisfaction at the achievements of the SeQuins, who are growing from strength to strength in various walks of life.
The cultural evening of founders was attended by various other dignitaries, the board of Governors of the school, parents, students, and faculty.
The Head Girl delivered an emotional speech, and the Head Boy proposed a vote of thanks. The National Anthem brought this wonderful evening to an end.