CHANDIGARH,27.01.20-26th January 2020: The 71st Republic Day was celebrated with patriotic fervour and enthusiasm at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh. The day, as per the school tradition is also earmarked for the Annual Prize Distribution and Investiture Ceremony. The event is an endeavour to honour and applaud the efforts of students who have shown excellence in academics, social work, leadership, cultural & literary activities and have participated in innovative projects, doing the institution proud.

The Chief Guest for the occasion was Shri R. K. Saboo, Esteemed Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chandigarh Kendra. The other dignitaries who graced the occasion included Members of Management Committee, Senior Principal Mrs. Vineeta Arora, Vice-Principal Mrs. Suparna Bansal and Principal Jr. Wing Mrs. Soma Mukhopadhyay along with other distinguished guests and parents.

The celebrations commenced with the customary hoisting of the tri-colour by the Chief Guest followed by the National Anthem. The School Choir then presented a Prayer, replete with hope seeking almighty’s blessings to guide our country into a righteous path with peace and harmony. A flamboyant march past by the students of the Junior and Senior Wing received a thunderous applause from the gathering.

The Induction of the new Senior School Cabinet was an event eagerly looked forward to by everyone. The proverbial ‘Change of Guard’ took place where the outgoing Student Council led by School Captains Anjali Bharadwaj and Anhad Kaur relinquished its charge to the Sr. Principal, who then handed over the School Flag to the new sentinels of the institution led by Armaan Misra and Prabhav Sharma. This was followed by a vibrant and foot tapping Punjabi folk number presented by the girls of class VIII, which enthralled the audience.

The outgoing Head Girls spoke on behalf of their team and rendered a heartfelt and poignant farewell to the teachers and the institution, thanking them for the opportunities which allowed them to hone their skills.

The Award Ceremony commenced with students being felicitated for their commendable achievements in various fields. The most coveted C. Subramaniam Award for Excellence in Character went to Saumya Seth of XII C3, Arnav Chugh of X B and Kritvee Sharma of VIII B, while the Pranlal Devkaran Nanjee Award for Harmonious Behaviour was bagged by Vrinda Gupta of X A. Sh. Venkatesan Memorial Award for Best Outgoing Student was bagged by two students – Akhilesh Mehra of XB and Anushka Sharma of XA. The coveted Luis Vincente Giay Trophy for outstanding leadership went to Anhad Kaur of XII A1 and Anjali Bharadwaj of XII C1. The prestigious Col. & Mrs. B.K Sharma Memorial Award for All Round Achievements, Self Determination and Motivation was conferred upon Sanya Seth of XII C3. The K.J Khosla Memorial Award for Sanskrit was given to Hardik Taneja of IX A, while the BOSS (Bhavan’s Old Students’ Society) Award for Outstanding Behaviour was given to Vardaan Aggarwal of XII C2.

The Chief Guest Shri R K Saboo then released the School Year Book 2020, which mirrors the plethora of activities the school undertakes and exhibits students’ creativity and imagination through its many lustrous pages. The Chairman congratulated the prize winners and their proud parents and motivated them to continue with their good work and remember their alma mater with gratitude.