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Founders’ Day Celebration

Apr 10, 2021

The Khaitan School Noida celebrated its 26th Founders’ Day on 10th April 2021 between 10 and 11 AM. Despite the fact that it was held  online, it was a moving tribute to our Founder family, with an enthusiastic turnout from parents, students and teachers alike.

The Khaitan School was established in 1995, under the guidance of our Founders – Shri G.N. Khaitan and Smt. Draupadi Devi Khaitan. Today, it boasts of a strength of over 4000 students, over 200 staff members and an alumni network of more than 1400 accomplished individuals. The school now looks beyond, having completed a brilliant stretch of 25 glorious years!

The house was opened by our esteemed Principal Mrs Rina Singh. She spoke about our Founders’ prescience and how they had envisaged the role of TKS  to empower its students to be the leaders of tomorrow.

The programme was steered forward by  Sanika Singh, a Class XII student ,  who initiated a conversation with TKS alumnus, Mr. Aaditya Kapoor and a present Class VII student Pragyan Shrestha. The short yet interesting exchange between the three young people made it easy for the audience to gauge the lasting impact that the school has left on someone who has stepped beyond its threshold, another who is all set to do so, and yet another, who has quite a few years ahead of him to be a part of the extended TKS family. However, Mr Aaditya’s words made it clear that once a Khaitanian means forever a Khaitanian.  He expressed his gratitude towards the Founders, Chairman, Management and the extremely compassionate staff for shaping his personality and enabling him to become the responsible and successful person that he is today. Sanika’s sentiments were lyrically woven and spoke volumes about the lump she feels in her throat every time she has to face the fact that her innings at TKS would come to be wrapped up soon. Pragyan’s words had a touch of his boyish innocence and honesty. His yearning to return to the school building where he has his favourite nooks and crannies, once the virus is put on a tight leash, said that the place called TKS is way more than just a place. It is an emotion.

A documentary was shared with the audience about Shri G.N. Khaitan and Smt Draupadi Devi Khaitan (fondly known as Babuji and Maa), who had the honour and privilege of working in the august company of the pre-independence-era stalwarts, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi. Babuji’s vision of nation-building made him perceive education as the ultimate means to realize our deepest desires and aspirations. Babuji made it his mission to make his life meaningful by contributing to the birth of a robust democracy in which education of the highest order reigned supreme. That drove him to sow the seeds of this school and strive to provide quality education to its students.

Our honorable Vice Chairman, Mr. Vedant Khaitan then paid a floral tribute to our Founders. This significant ritual was completed with tacit prayers in every heart, as Shreyas Raina of Class IX sang a Shiv Vandana. Mr Vedant attributed a major part of his life’s success to Maa and Babuji. He had a very important message to share with the students about why and how they should imbibe the values of gratitude, compassion, love, care and respect in this fast changing world. He said that no matter what heights they scale in their lives, they should never forget to be thankful to their teachers, who helped them take the initial steps in the thousand-mile journey of life. He also applauded the way in which the school has reinvented itself in these times of crisis. 

The event concluded with a rendition of the song “You Raise Me Up”sung by Swara Misra, a Class X student. The song perfectly captured the core essence of the school’s tribute to the Founder family!

 

 

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