6th July, 2012 was a very special day at DPGA, Panvel, as the IB results were declared. The students of IB (2011-2012) succeeded brilliantly with excellent scores. It was a 100% result which not only added a feather in the cap for the DPGA, Panvel, but also promised to act as a beacon for the upcoming batches. Miss Vidhi Mittal topped all her peers by securing 39 out of a total of 45 points.
The Graduation Ceremony for the students was held on the evening of 21st July, 2012. On this day Dr. Pillai Global Academy sent out a cherished part of it into the wide world outside as its flag bearers. The Graduation Ceremony of the outgoing A level and IBDP batches was attended by a lively evening gathering comprising of a section of the students, parents and the school staff.
The programme started with the lighting of the lamp by the Principal Mr. Derek Hamilton along with the IB and A level coordinators Ms. Anjna Sahi and Ms. Shradda Sardesai and the CAS coordinator Mrs. Beena Thampi. A unique prayer dance by the students Annie Ravi, Anuka ghosh and Archana Nair was a precursor to the joyful yet solemn event which was about to take place. A welcome song by Ms. Celine Xavier and Mr. Pravin Kulkarni followed. The welcome address was given by Mrs. Anjna Sahi.
Mr. Derek Hamilton, Principal gave the convocation address in which he encouraged the students to live a life rich in quality and meaningfulness rather than pursuing superficial, materialistic considerations which would not offer contentment. The video which accompanied his speech illustrated this beautifully with a parable which posed the question whether the coffee we drink or the cup is more important. The students were called to the stage with a brief personal introduction given by our staff members Mrs. Shameem Mulla, Mrs. Hema Vaidyanathan and Mrs. Nirmala Krishnan. The presentation of certificates and awards to the outgoing students by the members of the school leadership followed. The students chose this occasion to speak about their school and the teachers who had taught them. Their heartfelt comments touched many a soul. The vote of thanks was given by Mrs. Indu Parvathi. A high tea and cake cutting followed the function. The evening ended in the hope that these academically bright, sprightly youngsters will make their mark in the world.