“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” -Ronald Reagan
Leaders are a mantle of hope, they are the light that carries society forward towards change and development.These inspiring thoughts and emotions flew particularly high on one special occasion, the Investiture Ceremony 2020-21.
The morning of September 18th, 2020 marked this momentous gathering. The event started with a melodious prayer by the school choir, after which Gurukulites present were graced with an insightful speech by the Chief Guest, Dr.Alok Sharma, a Senior Scientist at RIKEN, who rightly said, “Invest in a caring society with stronger individual bonds, not in a society with materialistic bonds.”
The elected members of the Council were lauded with badges and sashes by their parents, truly cooperating with and paying heed to the current global crisis. The will to lead and carry forward the Gurukul tradition was evident in each emerging leader.
Ms. ShriaSundararajan, School Captain-Girls, administered the Oath and shared her thoughts on a few new-age meaningful issues like the environment and mental health. All the elected leaders promised to carry out their duties with utmost dedication and sincerity.The school Principal, Mrs. Sandhya Singh, addressed the gathering, conveying the essential message, “Leadership is action, not position.”.
Vote of Thanks, delivered by the School Captain-Boys Master DivijJha, was coupled with a poem on trust and unity.
The school song and national anthem brought a truly wonderful and meaningful occasion to an end.