SPRINGDALES SCHOOL DHAULA KUAN A fond farewell was bid to the outgoing Class of 2019 on 13th February, 2019 in the presence of their proud parents, members of the Management Board and distinguished guests. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Ms. Vanita Uppal, OBE, Director, The British School, New Delhi.

In her heartwarming address and in keeping with her global vision, Director, Dr. Jyoti Bose advised the outgoing batch of Std, XII to live life undauntingly with “The Madness of Daring”. She said, “You can do no better than to fall back on the ideals and ethos of your school and the lessons you have learnt from your home and family.” Quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson, she exhorted students to not follow where the path may lead, but to go instead where there is no path and leave a trail for others to follow.

The school choir touched the hearts of all present with their soulful song, “Puraane Din, Puraane Pal”.

Chief Guest, Ms. Vanita Uppal, OBE, in her inspiring speech implored the students to be themselves and have the courage of conviction as they had the power to change the world by standing up for their beliefs. Speaking to parents she expressed hope that they had given their children internal reservoirs of selfbelief and positivity to face the challenges that lay ahead. Her words, “It is only when we do ordinary things in extraordinary ways, that we can inspire and motivate others,” left an indelible mark on all students.

It was indeed a poignant moment as the class teachers lit a ceremonial earthen lamp for each student, symbolising that he or she is setting forth on the road to a new future with the blessings of the teachers and Principal, accompanied by the citations read out by the Director for each one, highlighting their achievements.

They were then inducted to the Old Springdalians Association emphasizing the beginning of a new chapter in deepening their bonds with the school.

Dr. Neerja Sharma, Manager, Springdales School, proposed the formal Vote of Thanks to acknowledge and appreciate the guidance of the Management and the Chairperson, Mrs Rajni Kumar and expressed her gratitude to Springdalian parents for being a part of the joint journey in their children’s growth and personality building.

The function concluded in true Springdalian tradition with all linking arms with one another and singing the time honoured Scottish ditty ‘Auld Lang Syne’.