The Investiture Ceremony was to happen on 24th July 2017 but rain!! Resonant prayers asking the rain to go away and come again another day were made by MrCitians. And yes!! The Almighty blessed!
26th was clear and so the preparations for the ceremony were started to be made early on the morning itself.
Mr Citi Balachaur.
The whole school gathered in the ground. The MrCitians had come to witness their newly-elected leaders being invested upon the responsibilities.
The programme started with the Saraswati Vandana. The Principal Mrs Ritu Batra Mam, all the Coordinators and the heads of various departments were called. Followed by it was the debate of the junior girls of 6th on the topic ‘Videogames and whether they should be included in our everyday life’.
And then the function began which was awaited for. Ms Priya Mam hosted the stage. All the dignitaries which included the Principal Mrs Ritu Batra Mam, Mrs Vijay Sohal Mam, Mr Suresh, the Coordinators Mrs Poonam Thakur, Mrs Soamini Roy and Mr CL Gautam, Mrs Rani Sharma, Mrs Kiran Dutta, Mrs Gurjeet, Mr Narinder, Mrs Neelam, Mr Sunil, Mr Kewal. The Sports teachers had an active role. Mr Raman Rana, Mr Pardeep Singh, Mr Rohit Chaudhary and Ms Sonia were all pervasive throughout the event.
The Band was dressed greatly and the master Mr Abdul Raman directed it well. Mr Sukhvir Sukhi Sir and the magic of his music could be seen pervasive all over tge ceremony.
At first, the members of the Junior Cabinet marched up to the stage where they were given Sachets.
Junior Head Boy – Aniket Singh
Junior Head Girl – Sharmanpreet Just
Deputy Junior Head Boy – Jashanpreet Singh
Deputy Junior Head Girl – Aastha Chaudhary
Junior Sports Head Boy – Parvir Singh
Junior Sports Head Girl – Vimaljeet Kaur
Then came the moment which was awaited the most for. It was the turn of the Senior Cabinet.
Senior Head Boy – Lovepreet Singh
Senior Head Girl – Janvi Sandhu
Sports Head Boy – Sahil Chaudhary
Sports Head Girl – Navjot Kaur
Vice Head Boy – Prayag Bhumbla
Vice Head Girl – Vanika Bhatia
Cultural Head Boy – Madhur Sharma
Cultural Head Girl – Anamika Gora
Vice Sports Head Boy – Parminder Singh
Vice Sports Head Girl – Anmol Dewal
The House Captains and Vice-Captains of all the respective houses were also given Sachets.
Oath and Speeches
Mr Pardeep Singh then made the Cabinet take the oath of discharging their duties in the best possible way. Lovepreet Singh and Janvi were called to the front to lead the Cabinet. Then it was the turn for the addresses of the leaders. Aniket and Sharmanpreet gave their speeches.
Then came Lovepreet Singh, welcomed warmly by the MrCitians. In his address, he considered his 1 year 3 months and 8 days spent in MR Citi as the best moment of his life. His regular interaction in Hindi to reach up to the hearts of the juniors was met with regular applauds. He told how he yearned to be the Head Boy right from his childhood when he didn’t even know what a Head Boy does. He also told how his dream was fulfilled in Mount Carmel School Balachaur when he got elected to the top post of the Cabinet when he was in 9th class. He disclosed his dream of making Mr Citi the best.
Janvi followed him. She told how Mr Citi gave her an identity of a Head Girl when a girl of her age can be no more than a daughter, sister or a friend. She was determined to work in the best possible way for the success and glory of Mr Citi.
Parade; The Walk of Pride
The drum beat got regular. It was now the turn of Walk of Pride. Lovepreet Singh led the school parade followed by his Cabinet which included bearers of different departments and the houses and the school band. The Mr Citian Flag was cheering in the hands of the new Head Boy. The air seemed to play! After a fiery command by Lovepreet, the drilling began. Left Right Left .. Left Right Left.. The claps of the students were resonant with the beats of the drums and the feet of the parade.
The parade reached the point where they were supposed to end. After the parade’s termination, National Anthem was sung in the loudest and the most enthusiastic tones ever.
The students then moved to their respective classes. All the members of the cabinet then had pictures which were to be published in the local press.