Evocative speeches filled with reminiscences, nostalgia filled songs, humorous anecdotes and recollections marked the farewell function of Vikhe Patil Memorial School, Pune. The programme was held in the amphitheatre of the school on the 27th of January at 8.30 am and was attended by the students and parents of Classes X and XII. All the teachers of the Secondary and Senior Secondary sections also attended the function.
The hosts of the programme were Ms. Bharati Kudchadker and Mr. Umashankar Devadhe. The girls were resplendent in their saris and the boys were dashing in their suits and ties. Seven students from Std X and 6 students from Std XII gave moving speeches, thanking their teachers and the school for shaping their personalities and preparing them to face the challenges of their future lives. A parent of a class XII student then shared his thoughts and dispensed some valuable advice for the students. Subsequently two teachers Mr. Santosh Ranpise and Ms Jayshri Verma spoke about their experiences. The Principal Ms. Mrinalini then addressed the students and exhorted them to do their best, to be humble, thankful and courteous at all times, throughout their journey to success. She also reminded them that change is the only constant. Some students of Std X then rendered two songs, one in Hindi and the other in English, which spoke about the value of undying friendship. The songs brought tears to the eyes of many present. A multitude of photographs were taken by the parents and students, to commemorate the landmark occasion in their lives.
To conclude the function, parents, students and teachers partook of a delicious brunch, served at the end of the programme.