UAE: Indian School Al Ain Celebrates 30 Years of Existence
by Divvy Kant Upadhyay
Daijiworld Media Network - Global
Al Ain, Apr 14: It was a proud day for the Indian community of Al Ain in UAE when The Indian School Al Ain celebrated its 30th Annual Day recently with a colourful and glittering ceremony.
Principal of The Institute for Applied Technology, Al Ain, Daniel Tonner was the Chief Guest of the evening.
The School's Governing Council Chairman Dr TK Moideen welcomed the gathering and Hon Gen Secretary Mr PK Abobacker proposed the vote of thanks.
Principal Neelam Upadhyay presented the Annual Report highlighting the various achievements and laurels won by the school students. The academic toppers and co-curricular activites champions were awarded trophies and mementoes in the Prize ceremony. The School honoured and recognised teaching and non teaching staff members who completed 10 and 20 years of long and dedicated service to the school. Headmistress Saraswathy Narayanan was given a special award for completing 25 years of service. Headmaster Dr G D Pradeep received an award for 20 years of service to the School.
The Principal Neelam Upadhyay was felicitated by the Governing Council for having been awarded the National Award for Teachers of the Government of India by the President Her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Teacher's Day on 5th September, 2007 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. She dedicated the award to the Education Fraternity of India and UAE.
She was recently honoured for her achievment by the Bahraini Education Ministry Under-Secretary Dr Abdulla Al Mutawa, in the presence of the Chairman of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, Ashok Ganguly and the Ambassador of India to Bahrain, Balakrishna Shetty at the 20th Principals Conference of CBSE affiliated schools in the Gulf in Manama, Bahrain in February this year. Co-incidently, Mrs Neelam was one of the 8 Principals who represented the Gulf Region in the CBSE conference of Heads of Schools way back in 1986 in New Delhi and was part of the decision to establish what is today known as the Council of CBSE Affiliated Schools in the Gulf. The council today has more than 100 CBSE affiliated schools across the gulf as its members.
The chief guest released a special edition of the News Letter of the School "The Chronicles". The Prize ceremony was followed by a variety entertainment programme displaying talents of the students.
The Indian School Al Ain is one of the oldest schools of the region providing education for the past thirty years. The School authorities expressed their gratitude to the benevolent Rulers of UAE, the Ministry of Education of UAE and the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE),India for their co-operation in imparting quality education to students for three decades.