Vincent hill / Shangrila, Mussoorie-248179 India

49TH FOUNDERS’ DAY CELEBRATIONS 6th October

Founders’ Day is traditionally a very important day in the school calendar when members of
the school community – leaders, staff and students, meet to commemorate those who founded the school and who have bequeathed resources to its development. An atmosphere of celebration filled The Guru Nanak Fifth Centenary School when the students and teachers gathered to celebrate the Founder’s Day on October 06, 2018.

The chief aim is to actively develop the ambition and potential of every student, whether it is academic or any other sphere. The school believes that a student can achieve anything with dedication, perseverance and confidence. Our children say unanimously that they owe their education to their founders.

The day was celebrated with fervor, zest and enthusiasm in the school. An extravaganza of activities was conducted. All activities were designed to contribute towards an all-round development of young Centonians.

The much awaited event began with the arrival of Chief Guest Dr. Harbhajan Singh, a Sikh scholar and Former Director – Punjabi University, Patiala and Dr. Balbir Singh Sahitya Kendra (doctorate in comparative religion) to witness the Founder’s Day programme at Vincent Hill. It was an honour to have Chairperson of GNFCS Society Mrs. Jasleen Kaur, Vice Chairperson Mrs. Amrit Kaur Sabharwal, and Secretary S. M.P. Singh with other board members.

The programme began with the unfurling of the school flag, followed by a Field Display – “India Bigger, Better & Brighter” performed by the children of GNFC School and the “Guard of Honour” by NCC Cadets of Vincent Hill. Around 10.30 Hrs the exhibition was inaugurated by our Chief Guest and other board members. Student’s creativity and their talents were portrayed through the medium of art, pottery, sculpture and various science models. Many parents also came to appreciate the works put up by the students. Everyone was very much impressed with the artistry and effort behind the exhibits. Students also learnt the value of research work, organizational skills & team work when putting up such an event on a grand scale.

Then we proceeded with the finals of 49th Annual Inter House Gurbani Sangeet Competition. The event commenced with “Japu ji Sahib” by school choir. The participants of both campuses sang tremendously well. Gurbani Sangeet was in the air throughout the contest, it was fascinating to witness all the four Houses put up quite a magnificent performance and each one was outstanding and kept the audience enthralled. The winners were well appreciated by the Judges and Chief Guest. The results were as follows:

Vincent Hill
1. Master Garvjit Singh (Attari House) – First Position (Solo Singing)
2. Master Shanshank Vishwakarma (Ranjit House) – First Position (Solo Singing)
3. Ranjit House – First Position (Group Singing)

Shangri-la Hill
1. Miss. Ramanpreet Kaur (Attari House) – First Position (Solo Singing)
2. Attari House – First Position (Group Singing)

The competition was concluded with Anand Sahib and Ardass.

Our honorable Vice Chair Person Mrs. Amrit Kaur Sabharwal addressed the audience while speaking on the importance of Gurbani in one’s life. She motivated the students to contribute their best in whatever they do. She also has spoken on compassion and gratitude. On this occasion we were privileged to have Dr. Harbhajan Singh amongst us. He had also shared his experiences in view to hard work, positive thinking and determination. Mr. Singh appreciated the efforts put in by everyone to make this day a memorable moment.

The program ended on a high note with a message of Unity in Diversity.

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