NABHA, PUNJAB, INDIA – The Punjab Public School (PPS), Nabha, celebrated its 63rd Founder’s Day with a grand ceremony on November 8, 2023. The Governor of Punjab and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, and Chairman, the School Board of Governors, Banwarilal Purohit, graced the occasion as the chief guest.
The event commenced with the school assembly, conducted by the headmaster, DC Sharma. Sharma presented the school report, highlighting the institution’s accomplishments and thanking the patrons for their unwavering support.
The lifetime achievement award for the year was bestowed upon Shiv Mohan Lal Nigam, a former physics teacher, for his dedication to the school and his contributions to the field of education. Umesh Munjal, Managing Director, Highway Industries Ltd, received the roll of honour award for the year 2023, while Lt Gen Vinay Sharma (Retd), PVSM, SM, and VSM, was conferred with the same award for the year 2021.
The Beas House emerged victorious, lifting the president’s championship trophy for senior cockhouse for the year. The celebration was further enriched by a series of captivating performances, including an aerobics display by the junior school boys, a musical rendition by the school band, and a breathtaking equestrian show by the PPS horse riders.
In his address, Purohit lauded the efforts of the staff and students for organizing such an exceptional event. He commended the school’s commitment to academic excellence and holistic development, emphasizing its role in shaping the future of India.
Headmaster DC Sharma expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the chief guest for his gracious presence and inspiring words. He also thanked the dignitaries, including Ex-IAS Jai Singh Gill, President, Executive Committee of the Board of Governors, PS Bajwa, Lt Gen K Brar, and Dev Mann, for their unwavering support.
The preceding day, on November 7, Lt Gen Vinay Sharma, PVSM, SM, and VSM (Retd), presided over the prize distribution and variety entertainment programme. The event showcased a vibrant array of cultural performances, including an orchestra symphony, folk dances from Kashmir, Gujarat, and Rajasthan, and traditional Punjabi dances of giddha and bhangra.
Academic and co-curricular prizes were awarded to meritorious students, recognizing their achievements and motivating them to continue striving for excellence. Eight teachers were felicitated with the headmaster’s award for their outstanding contributions to teaching and imparting knowledge. Additionally, members of the golden jubilee ISC Batch of 1973 were honored during the ceremony.
The 63rd Founder’s Day celebration was a resounding success, reaffirming PPS’s commitment to providing quality education and fostering a nurturing environment for its students to thrive. The event served as a testament to the school’s rich legacy and its unwavering dedication to preparing future leaders who will make a positive impact on the world.