“Empowering Leadership: SIS Student Council Investiture Ceremony 2024”

On May 13, 2024, Shantiniketan Indian School (SIS) held a grand Investiture Ceremony to officially confer leadership roles upon the newly elected Student Council Members for the 2024-2025 academic session. The event was presided over by Mr. Arshad E, General Secretary of the SIS Managing Committee, who inspired the new leaders to exemplify the core values of SIS.
During the ceremony, Mr. Arshad E presented Badges of Office to Maryam Anwari (School Ambassador), Neeraj Rengith Chandran (Head Boy), Fathima Noreen Nusair (Head Girl), Nidal Ashraf (IT Secretary), Angel Bindhu Varghese (Literary Secretary), Mariyam Shada Samsudden Choori (Cultural Secretary), Nashwa KM Nazar (Sports Captain), Shahran Rahil Kasimi (Assistant Head Boy), Pratishtha Bisht (Assistant Head Girl), Muhammad Yusr Abdul Gafar (Assistant IT Secretary), Nabeera Ehtesham Zara (Assistant Literary Secretary), Gowri Nishanth (Assistant Cultural Secretary), Johan Joseph Joby (Assistant Sports Captain), Maisa Mansoor Baig (Ruby House), Muhammed Faheem (Sapphire House), Amal Joshy Kollara Joshy (Emerald House), and Reema Mohamed Rizwan (Topaz House).
Principal Mr. Rafeeq Rahim handed the School Flag to the new Head Boy and Head Girl, who then administered the oath to the newly appointed council members. The ceremony began with a welcome speech by Ms. Bushra, Section Supervisor, and concluded with Principal Rahim’s congratulatory remarks, emphasizing leadership skills, integrity, commitment, and consistency. This significant event marked a moment of pride and achievement, celebrating the induction of student leaders poised to take on their new responsibilities and uphold the democratic values instilled by the school.
The Student Council was elected through a democratic election procedure conducted on April 23, 2024. This election, coinciding with the general assembly elections in India, underscored the importance of democratic participation both within the school and in the broader national context. The election aimed to select student representatives and emphasize the significance of democratic rights and responsibilities. Through an electronic voting system, students exercised their right to choose their leaders, learning valuable lessons about participation and decision-making. The smooth and transparent process saw students enthusiastically selecting candidates they believed would effectively represent their interests. The results were eagerly awaited and announced during the morning assembly on April 24, 2024, marking a significant moment for the candidates and the student body.

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