The Investiture Ceremony held at Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel was conducted on 23rd July, 2015. Conducted by the IB students, Neeraj Nair and Twinkle Ghadia, the ceremony started with the school prayer and a lively song presented by the school choir.
Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel was privileged to have Mr. Vinayak Sudhakar – senior schools development manager for South Asia and a regional representative of CIE as the chief guest for this ceremony. Mr Sudhakar shook hands with the elected student council and gave an inspiring speech on the importance of pursuing what one is capable of rather than doing a bit of everything. He emphasized on the value of having a fulfilling experience in school as the moments spent in school are irreversible.
The students elected Salman Naik as the Head Boy and Tejal Borade as the Head Girl. The other members of the student council including the sports heads, the house captains and the vice captains, the cultural heads and the like shone and looked smart in their black coats.
The handing of the scrolls and the sashes to the new House Masters by the ex House Masters and the school flag from the ex Head Boy to the new Head Boy was also done with equal pomp.
Finally, the oath was taken by the council members after which the ex Head Boy, Amaan Patekar and ex Head Girl, Ria Munot shared their experiences in their respective positions during their tenure.
The Principal, Ms Anjna Sahi, congratulated the newly elected council members and stressed on the significance of setting priorities and the need to be great communicators. She reminded them that they are the torch bearers of all the values that the school stands for and urged them to take up their responsibility with commitment and integrity.
The ceremony concluded with the national anthem. Everyone present congratulated the council members and wished them good luck and great success for a fruitful year ahead.