INDUCTION OF INTERACT OFFICE BEARERS
The Interact Club, an integral part of Pathways Noida, is known for its social initiatives and services to the society. On the 25th of January 2021, the Pathways community consisting of teachers, students and parents gathered online, for the very first time, to welcome and badge the Interact Core Committee for the year 2021-22. The ceremony began by celebrating the 72nd Republic day of India and then continued with School Director Dr Advani delivering a speech to the Pathways community regarding the history of our nation and the role of Republic day as well as the importance of the Interact Club at school. This was followed by a speech by the guest of Honour- Mr. Naman Jain, the District Interact Chair for the year 2020-2021 where he spoke of the integral role of the Interact team and its positive impact on a global scale.
Our outgoing President Paridhi Raheja spoke of her experiences in the Interact team and the immense joy it brought to her. Post the speech there was a pre-recorded video displaying all activities done by the students of Pathways from grades 6-12 and the impact they made throughout 2020-2021, which included CanSupport Walkathon, Aabhar Utsav, Fundraisers for COVID-19, Kadam: A step closer, introduced by the students of grade 9 through their CAS initiatives etc. Post her speech, it was heartening to hear the students of Sai Bal Sansar share their learning experience which was aided by the Pathways community throughout the lockdown period.
Ameya and David performed a beautiful rendition by Josh Groban “You Raise Me Up” after which the badging ceremony for the Interact began. The proud parents of the Interact members badged their children with a smile on their faces. We also had the badging ceremony for the newly appointed Publications team members. The outgoing Editors Keya and Anarghya spoke fondly of the bonds and friendships forged during the year while working on various school publications. Eunhyo, the newly appointed Publications Editor introduced her new team members who were also badged by their parents. A proud moment for all of us.
In conclusion, it was a delightful ceremony despite the challenges of it being online. Celebrating the start of a new successful Interact journey, the students wore a smile on their faces and determination in their heart.
Pulkit Lala Dhakolia (DP1) & Arushi Monne (DP1),
Directors of Reportage