St.Edmund’s School, Jawahar Nagar celebrated its annual function with great cheer, on Thursday, 21 Nov 2019 at Birla Auditorium. Mr Pawan Arora, IAS Commissioner Rajasthan Housing Board Jaipur, presided over the event. Mrs Pratibha Arora, a former staff member at St Edmund’s School, was also present.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Hon’ble chief guest Mr Pawan Arora and Ravi Setia secretary St Edmund’s educational society escorted by School joint director Dr Pooja Singh and Principal Mrs Anu Bhatia. This was followed by a bouquet presentation by respected Director Dr Sudhir Singh and academic director Mrs Meena Singh.

The program was well anchored by School students Kanishka Aswal and Avisha Agarwal. Pari Jain and Jayshree Patel, Mahek Jain and Malyena Singh shared the school’s annual report of the last session. This was followed by a prize distribution ceremony.

The students who made the best performances were recognized with awards and certificates. In excellence award category, Arushi Kuntal and Mahima Goyal were selected in NEET (In Medical College). Yash Munjal and Aditya Vishal were selected in BITS Pilani and IIT Delhi and also cleared in KVPY.
On the other hand student of the year, award was earned by Kanishka Aswal, while the Eklavya award, which recognizes excellence in sports, was received by Mohit Verma. Palak Batra won the Ramanujan award, for the best student in Maths, while Harsh Sharma claimed the Picasso award.

The theme for the function this year was based on the famous novel "The Alchemist,” written by Paulo Coelho. The book traces the life of a boy named Santiago, a shepherd who has a dream and the courage to follow it. The students and staff had a great time reliving the novel’s key moments and relishing its Arabic culture. While winding its way through the tales of brave hearts, witchcraft and the lives of the inhabitants of the desert, the Alchemist makes commentaries about the meaning of life.

The event also included high-spirited presentations, lively dances and stunning costumes that brought the show to life. The bright and energetic performances kept the onlookers spellbound. The principal message of the show is the importance of being yourself - of not being afraid to fail, overcoming fear and following your own unique path.
The evening depicted the shining talent of the students and was a delightful experience for everyone present. The programme culminated with the National Anthem.