New Delhi, Nov 19(ANI): Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute today celebrated its 26th annual day function at New Delhi's Air Force Auditorium.
Air Marshal Naresh Verma AVSM VSM, Director General Administration (Works and Ceremonials) graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Swati Verma was the guest of honour. Head girl Tanya Datta read out the welcome address.
The programme commenced with an orchestral performance by the Senior Wing students. Then the Principal addressed the gathering, highlighting the achievements of the students not only in academics, but also in the field of sports and extra-curricular activities.
She took pride in stating that this year the school won the overall trophy in Inter Command Wing Quiz and the AFWWA English and Hindi Declamation Contest. She informed that AFGJI was ranked 1st in the Disabled Friendliness category in a survey conducted by the Education World C-fore.
Prizes were given away by Swati Verma to the meritorious students. Highlight of the annual day celebrations was the release of 'Milestones', a newsletter which extensively covered the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the school.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Guest congratulated all the prize winners and wished that the school would reach greater heights of glory in the times to come.
Cultural programme began with a dance-drama entitled 'Mahabahu Brahmaputra'. The theme emphasized on the important role played by the river Brahamputra in uniting diverse cultures and religions.
Special Wing presented a 'Jataka' tale, 'The Monkey King', which focused on the importance of benevolence and the spirit of sacrifice that a king should possess. The 'Sattriya' and 'Bihu' Dance performed by the Senior Wing students were marked by subtlety and grace.
Play 'Idgah' by the Primary Wing students set in Bangladesh, threw light on the rich Islamic culture. The next dance performance, 'Sangam' by the students of all three Wings revolved around the mighty Brahmaputra which unites people of different religions and cultures, thus becoming a symbol of 'Unity in Diversity'.
Finally there was a soulful rendition of the song 'Dola' by the school choir as a special tribute to legendry maestro, Bhupen Hazarika which enthralled the audience.
The celebrations concluded with a vote of thanks, followed by the National Anthem.
Overall the 26th annual day function of AFGJI turned out to be grand success and was appreciated by one and all. (ANI)