Tuesday, July 12, 2011
BIS #2452 INVESTITURE CEREMONY
WADALA, JULY 12, 2011: The Investiture Ceremony for the Secondary section and the Primary section was held on the feast day of St. Dominic Savio. It commenced with a meaningful Prayer Service conducted by Tr. Joanna. Fr. Rector was invited to light the lamp.
There after, the members of the Management, the Rector – Fr. Godfrey D’Sa, the Principal – Fr. Bernard, the Administrator – Fr. Sanjay Lopes, Fr. Vivian D’Souza , the Headmistress – Tr. Nicole, the Supervisor of the Secondary Section – Tr. Sangeeta and the Head teacher of the Primary Section- Tr. Matilda were escorted to their seats on the stage.
The Head Captain, Assistant Head Captain, House Head Captains, Assistant House Captains, Monitors and Assistant Monitors were sworn in by the dignitaries. The leaders took an oath to be disciplined, dedicated towards study, to participate in games in the right spirit of sportsmanship and thus attain greater heights of success. The NCC and RSP cadets were also handed over their responsibilities.
Fr. Godfrey in his message invited the leaders to imitate St. Dominic Savio in being role models to the younger students and also a source of inspiration to others. He said that a leader is someone who makes a difference and who possesses the following eight qualities:
He takes initiative
He has a vision
He is unselfish
He develops team spirit
He is faithful to the task entrusted to him even when things are tough
He is enthusiastic and in a way makes others feel good.
He is disciplined and does not succumb to peer pressure.
He is confident and provides security to his team mates.
Fr. Rector concluded his speech on a hopeful note that one day the leaders invested would make the school proud and take it to greater heights.
The vote of thanks was proposed by the Principal, Fr. Bernard who thanked the members of the management for gracing the occasion and also thanked all those responsible for making it a day to remember. He ended by saying that each one is a leader in his/her own way and asked the students to be responsible leaders working for the progress of the school. We look up to St. Dominic Savio - a model of Sanctity and Prayer.