FAIPS-DPS COMMEMORATES SEPTEMBER 11
Fahaheel Al Watanieh Indian Private School (DPS Kuwait) celebrated its 28th Founder’s Day, the first one after the resumption of regular school, on Monday, 17th October, 2022. The program, anchored by the diligent students of grade XI, marked 27 years of noteworthy completion of the school founded on 11th September, 1995. Since its inception, FAIPS has embraced its mission of imparting quality education to students, whether in academics or extra-curricular activities, FAIPS has definitely left its footprints in the sands of time.
His Excellency Mr. Morino Yasunari, the Ambassador of Japan to the State of Kuwait, as the Chief Guest, graced the ceremony. Mr. Meshal Abdullah Ali, the Chairman of Al Rayan Holding Company, was the Guest of Honor. Mr. Arun Choudhary, the CFO and Head of Strategy of Al Rayan Holding Company, was also present among the dignitaries. The award winners, parents, teachers along with members of the Junior, Deputy and Senior Student Councils of the school were the audience.
Beginning with the Quran recital and the traditional lighting of the lamp, the program included the opening address by Head Boy Kavin Balamurli and Head Girl Niharika Suresh. The Principal, Mr. Ravi Ayanoli, further welcomed the chief guest and other dignitaries as he traced the path-breaking growth of the school in every area, from its humble beginnings to its present colossal stature and its futuristic expansion plans.
A medley of cultural performances was organised to commemorate this occasion. For the first time in FAIPS history, a 21-piece orchestra of vibrant pianists, violinists, drummers, and guitarists was played, mesmerizing the audience with its symphony and rhythm. The school also had a mellifluous welcome song and dances performed by every single sector of the school, starting with the graceful kindergarten students, followed by the dynamic primary students, who regaled everyone with a fusion of major dances across India
Another major highlight of the 28th Founder’s Day program was felicitating the award winners. FAIPS students, like every year, produced stupendous results in grade 10 & 12 CBSE Board examinations and IGCSE Board examinations. The Kuwait toppers for Grade 10, Sharon Maria Thomas and for Grade 12, Meghna Ninan, Stream toppers Sharda Nair (Science) and Palneeka Jubbel (Commerce) and subject toppers securing the highest marks in each of the subjects in grades 10 and 12 in the CBSE exams 2022 were honoured with certificates and cash awards. Teachers who were instrumental in bringing laurels to the school at the CBSE Board exams during the academic year 2021-22 were also recognized for their efforts in guiding young minds. Long Service awards were given to the pioneer staff who have completed 20 and 25 years as a token of appreciation for their dedicated contribution to the school. The school also acknowledged the students and teachers for the outstanding feats scored by the Quiz team of the school.
The honorable Chief Guest His Excellency Mr. Morino Yasunari in his address to the audience expressed his extreme happiness to witness the program and gave the audience an insight into the vivid and beautiful culture of Japan. He also reiterated to the students that they are the leaders of tomorrow.
The Award ceremony was succeeded by a Power Point presentation, showcasing landmark activities tracing the history of 27 years of glory. A soulful Japanese Song performed as a tribute to the Chief Guest by Preetha Raja accompanied by Johan Sajan on piano touched a deep chord in the audience when the honourable Ambassador gave a standing ovation to the performers. A dance encapsulating the students’ stress by the high school dancers, another one by the talented middle school students, projecting the rich Indian heritage, and finally a lighthearted stand-up comedy imitating an orthodox Indian couple, brought the cultural extravaganza to a close.
After releasing the 3rd edition of the In-house magazine by the Principal and the Editorial team, the programme was drawn to a conclusion with Kurian Mattam and Christeen Chacko, Head Boy and Head Girl rendering their vote of thanks, followed by the Indian National Anthem. It was indeed a proud moment for all those associated with the school.