Dr. Pillai Global Academy celebrated the Graduation Day for its outgoing students of Grade 12 (Class of 2013) on the 18th August, 2013. The venue was the auditorium of the institution and the scheduled time for the commencement of the programme was 4.30 pm.
The Chief Guest for the programme was Dr. Karuna Gupta an eminent educationist, heading the PG department of education at Pillai College of Education and Research, New Panvel. The programme began with the traditional lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest Dr. Karuna along with the co-ordinators Mrs. Anjna Sahi, Mrs. Shraddha Sardesai and faculty member Mrs. Hema Vaidyanathan. The ceremony was declared open with a classical dance performed by Mrs. Shiny Jomon and Mrs. Mrinalini Kalita invoking the divine spirit.
After this the graduating students of IBDP and A-levels made a grand entry amidst an enthusiastic applause from the audience. The welcome address was delivered by Mrs. Indu Parvathi, faculty member. Mrs. Anjna Sahi, Co-ordinator delivered the message to the outgoing students.
The chief guest was then invited to the dais to give away the certificates and trophies. Ms. Gursharan read out the achievements of the students. Dr. Karuna Gupta’s speech, which was both enlightening and motivating was much appreciated by the students.
Then the students were asked to share their experiences at the institution. Many of them were nostalgic and emotional as they profusely thanked their teachers. The last item of the day added a lighter touch to the programme. Fun titles and certificates were awarded to the students by Mrs. Anjna Sahi as Mrs. Hema Vaidyanathan explained why the teachers had bestowed the particular title to them.
Ms. Shraddha Sardesai, proposed the vote of thanks. The programme drew to a close with a scrumptious high tea for students, parents and faculty.