Dr Rajendra Meshram, MLA, Deosar constituency graced the occasion and distributed prizes and certificates to the top three rankers from lower nursery to Std IX. The school runs classes from the lower nursery to Std X and has 1,054 students enrolled. At the annual prize distribution ceremony, Dr Meshram, in his address, appreciated the fact that the school is open for all children to be admitted, and does not discriminate on the basis of merit or class. He stated that the school has been performing exceedingly well in academics with continual efforts in improving the behavior and learning levels of children. “I express my heartfelt gratitude to Essar for their involvement and endeavors towards the development of the school and community,” Dr Meshram said.
Mr Sajjan Agarwal, Vyawasthapak, Saraswati Shiksha Parishad, congratulated all children who had performed exceedingly well and said, “Examination results are not meant to praise or dishearten anyone. They ought to be taken as markers of greater milestones ahead.”
Mr Navdeep Singh, DGM, Essar Foundation, chaired the event and in his address, expressed his optimism towards the potential of the school being transformed into a model school in the area. Mr Singh said, “The school started with merely 250 students when it began in 2010. With the efforts of teachers and the staff of the school, it now has 1,054 students on its registers for the academic year 2013-14.” The audience applauded as he mentioned that efforts are on to ensure that the school be equipped with a computer center and English e-learning lab by July, 2014. The students, those in higher classes, especially those lagging in terms of English proficiency, shall greatly benefit from such a lab.
Ms Kabuttar Vishwakarma, the sprinting champion, who had recently made news from her medal wins in regional level athletics, is a standard VIII student in the school. She received special acknowledgement for the pride and recognition that she brought to her school. Mr Debashish Mukherjee, DGM, Essar Foundation, presented a vote of thanks and mentioned that there are likely to be efforts to conduct health camps for school children in the near future.
About 63 students received special prizes on the occasion and 38 meritorious students from standards III to IX have qualified for the district level Meritorious Students’ Examination organized annually by the Saraswati Shiksha Parishad. Mr Kamtanath Kesarwani, Treasurer, Saraswati Shiksha Parishad, Mr Shiv Kumar Vishwakarma, Parents’ representative, Mr Jai Prakash Pandey, Principal and Mr DS Tiwari, Head Master, Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Nagwa were among the key dignitaries to anchor the event. Schoolchildren, parents, parents’ association representatives, general public attended the event and lauded the efforts of the school to encourage improvement in the learning levels of children.