ISB Holds Annual Academic Award Ceremony
The Indian School Bahrain (ISB), the largest community school in the Kingdom, organized the Annual Academic Award Ceremony to felicitate the school toppers and high achievers of classes IX to XII at the Jashanmal Auditorium in Isa Town campus on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Around 300 students were honoured with medals and certificates for their excellent academic performance in CBSE exams during the academic year 2018-2019. Indian Ambassador Alok Kumar Sinha inaugurated the ceremony by lighting the lamp in the presence of Guest of Honour LuLu Group Director Juzer T Rupawala, ISB Hon. Chairman Prince S Natarajan, Hon. Secretary Saji Antony, Hon. Vice Chairman Jayafar Maidani , Hon. Asst. Secretary Premalatha NS, Hon. EC Member Academics Mohammad Khursheed Alam, Hon.Member Finance Adv. Binu Mannil Varughese, Hon.Member Sports & Discipline Rajesh Nambiar, Hon.Member Health & Environment Ajayakrishnan V, Hon.Member- Transport Saji George, Hon.Member -Transport Riffa Campus Mohammad Nayaz Ullah , Principal V. R. Palaniswamy, ISB Riffa Campus Principal Pamela Xavier, Staff Representative Johnson K Devassy, Vice-Principals, Head Teachers, teachers, parents and students. Social worker Mohammed Malim and PRM Marketing Consultancy Chairman P.K. Ravi were also in attendance. Mariam Rose V Gregory who secured 98 per cent (490 out of 500) is the school topper in class XII CBSE Exam 2019. Sandra Sarah Liju who scored 97.2% achieved the second place in the school. Parul Aggarwal with 96.6% secured the third place in the school. Aaron Dominic D’Ccosta and Susan Maria Binu shared the first place in class X CBSE Exam 2019 with 97.4% marks . Varsha Suresh Kumar, Nipuna Ashok, Aditya Singh and Darshi Gaurang Doshi shared the second place with 97.2%marks. Meghana Gupta, Riddhi Nileshkumar Rathod and Michelle Anna Poly shared the third place with 97% marks. Indian Ambassador Alok Kumar Sinha distributed the awards to the winners. He also released the ISB academics awards special edition newsletter Tidings 2019. In his inaugural address the Indian Ambassador appreciated the excellent performance of the Indian School in academics and the commitment of the school management, teaching faculty and parents in inculcating confidence in the students. ISB Hon Chairman Prince S Natarajan in his presidential address pointed out that the concerted efforts of the ISB academic team with the wholehearted support of the parents and teachers had resulted in the marvellous academic performance of the students CBSE exams. We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. The school management, he assured, will continue to work towards achieving further academic excellence consistently and will do everything possible to motivate and encourage the student achievers. Principal VR Palaniswamy who presented the highlights of the CBSE results pointed out that 490 out of 500 is the highest total ever scored by a CBSE class XII student in the Kingdom. The ISB has the best pass percentage and best ever school average. The principal appreciated the handwork of the students, commitment and dedication of the teachers, cooperation of the parents and the support and guidance of the Executive Committee. Hon EC Member academics Mohammad Khursheed Alam in his felicitation address said that it’s a proud moment for the Indian School family as the school had been performing consistently well every year in academics. ISB Hon Secretary Saji Antony who proposed the vote of thanks said academic brilliance had always been the priority of the school and the results proved that the combined efforts of the school team helped the ISB to emerge as the center of excellence in academics. High achievers of Class VIII, IX and XI during the academic year 2018-2019 were also honoured with medals and A1 grade certificates during the ceremony. Teachers were also honoured for their excellent commitment and dedication in bringing out the best result for the school. Earlier the program started with the national anthems of Bahrain and India which was followed by reading of the Holy Quran. Arabic Dance, Group Song and Folk Dance added colour to the programme.