Graduation Day for the batch of 2021 – 2022 was celebrated on March 11, 2022, in the NHPS quadrangle, amidst the dignitaries, parents and teachers. The dignitaries included the Chief Guest, Mr Pankaj Mishra from TCS, Chairman of NHEI, Dr Mohan Manghnani, Principal of NHG, Mrs Sandhya Singh, Principal of NHPS, Mrs Anupama Sethi, and Headmistress of NHPS Junior division, Mrs Jayanthi Ramakrishna.
Once the dignitaries arrived, everyone joined with pride and enthusiasm to sing the National Anthem. The event began with the ‘Lighting of the lamp’, our age-old traditional culture. The Invocation included salutations to Lord Ganesha; and was followed by the symbolic ‘lighting of the beacons’ for Academics, Sports, Co-curricular activities, Values and Patriotism by the students.
Insightful speeches rendered by the Chief Guest, Chairman and the Principal made the evening unforgettable for all. The toppers of the ICSE and the SSLC batch of 2020-2021, were felicitated with the ‘Achiever’s Award’, which includes a Certificate, and a cheque of ₹ 10,000 each. The Horizon Award for the Best Outgoing Student was given to two students, Diya Ranjith and Nihal Vadapalli Guru, as both were close competitors. The prestigious Horizon Award includes a Citation and a cheque of ₹ 10,000.
This year, the School has introduced the ‘Excellence Award’ to motivate students who excel in varied fields of their interest like Sports, Literary, Art, Dance and Technology. Amodini Vijay Naik, Jayadev A, Saanvi Tara, Mahi Gadi, Dhithi Sree R and Samriddhi Rajesh Kori received the Excellence Awards.
The ‘Valedictorian’s Speech’ was given by Diya Ranjith, and Sandhyaa Ramesh of Class 9, answered the Valedictorian. The School Captains, Arjun Venkat and Chinmayi Suresh handed over the ‘Gift of love’ to the Principal on behalf of the entire batch, which consisted of cordless collar mikes.
The ‘farewell songs’ sung by the students and choir got the entire crowd emotional. The School Captain, Chinmayi Suresh, took the Pledge; the students then sang the School Song for one last time.
A Laser Show was displayed on ‘The journey of a student in New Horizon’. It was brilliant and made the day truly special for everyone. The event from the beginning to the finale was a grand success.