On an auspicious Thursday morning, PSG officially celebrated learning in the DP space. In an awards ceremony, academic and non-academic pursuits of the batches of 22 and 23 were recognized. This offline event, remarkable as first in 2 years, rekindled dreams in our eyes. The background music, in its fine artistry, reinforced the standards of excellence that the school strives towards and was an ode to the discipline that is essential in the pursuit of learning. Furthermore, DP 1 student - Vedant Pacchapur - put forth a musical performance where he performed two pieces ‘All night, all day’ and ‘One hand, one heart’ on the baritone horn.
Ensuing, our guiding beacons Captain Rohit Sen Bajaj & Ms. Sangeeta Nag gave us new goals to aspire to. A line that has stayed with me was something Capt. Bajaj said, “Don’t be a day dreamer, be a daring dreamer.” I felt this to my core, as I tend to ‘level’ my dreams according to what I believe are my limits. But little do we all know, limits are meant to be pushed, and we are worth so much more than we think.
Soon after, the school toppers of the batch of 2022, Arjun Chaddha and Kriti Swarup, deliberated on dreams, perseverance and the collaborative school culture that contributed to their common yet unique pathways. The celebration of their merit and grit galvanized us into action. As I watched them with pride, awe and respect, I felt the urge to work harder.
Soon, the prestigious line-up began. 2022 graduates were called one by one to receive their certificates and celebrate their excellence. My peers and I clapped wholeheartedly knowing what they had to go through in order to achieve such feats. It was a very bittersweet experience, seeing them giddy with relief and excitement, but also for the last time on our school’s stage. Subsequently, it was our turn to receive the awards. The honour roll students, those who scored higher than 38 out of the 42 points, were celebrated first, followed by the winners in other categories – for each we applauded with pride.
Personally, I will never forget how I felt as I walked up to that stage to receive my award. I had worked hard and believed that I deserved it. My steps held the weight of effort, and my posture displayed the humbling recognition of the same. The celebration of learning is not only an awards ceremony. It’s a reflection point for us that shall pave the way for upcoming successes. I would like to thank the teachers for guiding and motivating us throughout this journey, as it is because of them that we stay resilient.
As for the newest batch in our building, I hope the ceremony will be used as inspiration to propel yourself forward into the pathways of everlasting growth.
Hussain Al-Beshri, DP2-F