Shantiniketan Indian School (SIS) Student Council members were conferred with leadership badges for the Academic Year 2022 – 2023 in a grand Investiture Ceremony that was held in the school Multipurpose Hall attended by parents and teachers as well. Head Girl – Sneha Tom welcomed the gathering and expressed gratitude for conducting this formal event.
The event was presided over by Mr. Rasheed Ahmed – President of the Managing Committee of SIS. He along with Dr. Subhash B Nair Director Academics, Mrs Pamela Ghosh Principal and Mr. Dudley O’Connor Vice Principal conferred the badges of office to Jibraeel Khan– Head Boy; Sneha Tom– Head Girl; Abdul Samad– Sports Captain; Sadia Akter – IT Secretary; Rohan Rajesh – Literary Secretary; Safa Fathimathu – Cultural Secretary; Bishal Chanda – Assist. Head Boy; Aisha Siddiqa – Asst. Head Girl; Haya Fathima – Asst. IT Secretary; Aisha Manaal – Asst. Literary Secretary; Syed Ahmed – Asst. Sports Captain; Narmin Abdulla– Asst. Cultural Secretary; the House Captains and the House Prefects.
While addressing the newly appointed Student Council Members, President of SIS – Mr. Rasheed Ahmed, he reminisced his school days and felt nostalgic. He spoke about responsibilities and mindfulness and also advised the students to handle situations with respect and care. He also expressed his openness and availability to meet them as and when required.
Director Academics – Dr. Subhash B. Nair addressed the students and congratulated them for the responsibilities conferred to them. He reminded the new leaders that leadership is nothing but a pure service to the community. He said that the school wants them to show to entire students’ community what a leader should do. What ever they are supposed to doing, speaking, thinking must reflect their leadership. This position given to them is an opportunity to practice leadership. He reminded them that your primary responsibility is to learn and that itself is an example to others to see and follow how well you are learning, how ell you re performing and how well you are achieving as they would their role models.
Principal – Mrs. Pamela Ghosh Dasgupta addressed the leaders and other students and inspired them. She cautioned the leaders by saying that true leaders are those who empower others, who leads but leads with humility. She also talked about some C’s of leadership. She said you should clarity, commitment, conviction and courage to lead. She also advised the leaders to continue to showcase the value, the opportunities, the experiences that the school has imbibed in you and that shall carve a niche for yourself in the world in days to come.