"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality - Warren Bennis"
The Investiture Ceremony of Jain International Residential School for the academic session 2018-2019 was held with great pomp and dignity in a special ceremony at the school hockey ground.
The event was presided over by our Hon’ble Chief Guest Wg. Cdr. Naveen Kaushik who was commissioned in the Logistic Branch of the Indian Air Force. During his 21 years of service, he has held various important command assignments and staff appointments at frontline Air Force Bases. He also participated in critical frontline operations such as Operation Vijay, Operation Parakram and Operation Rakshak. He is an excellent cricketer and has played cricket for Chandigarh and Haryana States. He has won a gold medal in the fly weight category at the Inter-State level boxing championship.
The other dignitaries who were present at the ceremony were Wg. Cdr. K. L. Sharma (Retd), Chief Executive Officer, JIRS; Mrs. Ambuj Sharma, Public Relations Officer/ Head Mistress, JIRS; Mr. Rudra Kumar Sharma, Chief Operating Officer, JIRS; and Wg. Cdr. Arijit Ghosh (Retd), Chief Operating Officer of Jain Academy for Sporting Excellence.
Also present were the torch bearers of education at JIRS, the Principals and Vice – Principals. We had present amongst us Mr. W. R. David, Principal; Mr. U. K. Seal, Vice Principal – IGCSE; Mr. N. Kalai Rajan , Vice Principal – IB; Mr. Anil Kumar Rai, Vice Principal – Senior School, CBSE; and Mrs. Maya Devi V. K., Vice Principal – Junior School, CBSE.
The Investiture ceremony signifies the reliance and confidence that the school has in the newly invested office bearers. Donning the mantle of accountability, they also pledge to perform their duties to the best of their abilities.
The ceremony was held with lots of zeal and zest. It was conducted with the highest degree of earnestness and passion.
It commenced with the march past by the students of our Senior and Middle School led by the newly appointed School Head Boy Master Yuvraj Kedia and Head Girl Miss. Pranjal H. Faldu . They were conferred with badges and sashes by our Honourable Chief Guest. The Students’ Council took the pledge to uphold the school’s glorious traditions.
The Chief Guest congratulated the members of the Students’ Council and advised them to be impartial and honest in discharging their duties. He also encouraged them to uphold the values of the School. He reminded them that with position comes responsibility towards themselves, their School and peers.
Pongal, the harvest festival that is celebrated in India was happily celebrated at JIRS on 15 January. This festival comes with a bundle full of joy and happiness to all Indians with different names in various regions of the country. JIRS had the most traditional festival at their school premises which was celebrated in a cultural and religious way. The celebration started with preparing Pongal, continuing with painting competition and ending it with the significant kite flying.
The students of JIRS were divided into various houses where they had to prepare varieties of Pongal. Once the Pongal was ready to be eaten, the housemates were given the opportunity to participate in the field of painting competition. The students participated in this event displayed their creative skills and brought out the theme of unity in diversity through their painting which is indeed a part and a parcel of JIRS.
Later in the day, the entire school took part in kite flying in the cricket ground which was a beautiful sight to witness that evening.
JIRS Celebrated the Graduation Day on 13 January 2018
Jain International Residential School witnessed the much-awaited event of Graduation Day on 13 January 2018. The guest of honor for the event was Dr. T P Sasi Kumar, Former Deputy Director at Directorate General of Security, Cabinet Secretariat, New Delhi
It was a beautiful sight to see the students of class XII marching solemnly with lit candles capturing the moment of eternity in each one’s heart. The inspirational and motivational message given by the Chief Guest Dr. T P Sasi Kumar with so many awards, would be forever engraved in each one’s heart as they go forth in life with a purpose to empower the future with the strength of their convictions.
He asked them to follow the 3 mantras - hard work, perseverance and right frame of mind in their pursuit of excellence. It was a proud moment as the mementos were given away by Dr. T P Sasi Kumar and CEO-Wg.Cdr. [Retd] K L Ganesh which the students carried close to their hearts. The guest of honor in his speech emphasized on leadership and discipline that paved their way towards success. With a new life ahead of them, the twelfth-grade students were ready to say goodbye to their school days.
All good things came to an end. As the memorable day came to an end, they walked through a myriad of memories filled with new beginnings for them. The torchbearers would now illuminate the world as the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
JIRS organised its 18th Annual Day on 29 December 2017. It was a distinctive day for the parents and the teachers who witnessed a day that was overwhelming to watch and a proud moment to create as the students proved their talent through their performance.
The Annual Day was dawned with the students who gave an enthralling performance through their march-past along with military precision as they proved their perfection and discipline that they were taught at JIRS. They dedicated a complete patriotic enactment to the martyrs of the armed forces after which tears welled up in the eyes of the audience. The students also exhibited their cultural talent through an emotional performance ‘Vathsalaya’ for which they received a standing ovation from everyone present there.
The celebration was even more highlighted with the presence of the CEO, Wing Commander K.L. Ganesh felicitated the students for their achievements in different arenas. The school was also awarded with achievements and honors from Economic Times, Edu World and a few more. The audience was spellbound by the accomplishments the students and the school had received. All the parents were thankful to JIRS for bringing up their children with so much of excellence and discipline, and making them strong for the future endeavor.
Jain Academy for Sporting Excellence (JASE) Organized 13th JASE Cup
Jain Academy for Sporting Excellence (JASE) organized the 13th JASE Cup, an Invitational Interschool Sports Festival which was held from 19 August 2017 to 2 September 2017 at the JGI Global Campus.
Beginning the day with an inaugural function, distinguished guests Mr. Rajan Varghise, Dean, Jain University School of Law, (Retd). Wing Commander K L Ganesh Sharma, CEO, JIRS and Wing Commander Arijit Ghosh, COO, JIRS graced the occasion.
It was a matter of great pleasure that nearly 1000 children participated in the sporting carnival. 18 schools across Bengaluru battled to win prestigious trophies in 142 events from 78 categories’ in 19 disciplines.
Individual prizes and team trophies were awarded to the winners including the ‘Best Player Trophy’ to encourage the emerging sportsperson who participated in the event.
The event was well organized by team JASE and indeed it was a great success.
Jain International Residential School (JIRS), Bengaluru had recently conducted INTRA- JIRS MUN (Model United Nations) 2017 which is a conference that provided a platform for students to exhibit their public speaking skills, critical thinking, and writing skills. In addition, students learnt about team work and leadership skills. The conference was organized on 23 and 24 August, 2017 which was inaugurated by JIRS CEO (Retd). Wing Commander K L Ganesh Sharma.
The senior members of Model United Nations of the school thoroughly planned the event guiding their juniors. All the students who participated in the event had exhilarating experience as it provided them an opportunity to develop an understanding of how different committees such as DISEC (Disarmament and Security Committee), HRC (Human Rights Council), and WHO (World Health Organization) function.
There were sixty-three delegates in each committee who were guided by the senior students to understand the event and how it functions. The event was indeed helpful in shaping them with confidence, zeal, critical thinking and also in mastering the art of diplomacy.