20 December 2019
Bhubaneswar: SAI International Residential School hosted its 2nd Founders’ Day ‘Utkarsh’ on Friday. Chief Guest on the occasion was Sudam Marndi, Minister Revenue and Disaster Management, Odisha.
Speaking on this occasion Marndi said that he was happy to be with the future leaders who are being groomed in the Co-ed Boarding School. He encouraged the children saying, “Children keep moving forward, opening up new horizons and doing new things because you are curious and curiosity keeps leading us to newer paths. Keep your curiosity alive all through your life."
Founder & Mentor SAI International Education Group, Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo illustrated the value of Guru shishya parampara and how SIRS is living upto the teachings of Gurukul system as a new age gurukul. "With hard work, diligence, humility, empathy and joy one can reach the pinnacle of success," he said.
The day-1 of the 2-day Founders’ Day witnessed cultural programmes by the students followed by a Annual Sports Meet 2019 in the magnificent Sports Stadium. The Chief Guest for the event was Arun Bothra, Chief Executive Officer of CESU.
The Sports meet witnessed the sporting events with many track and field events which included, March Past, Calisthenics Display, Yoga Display, Martial Arts by girls, races, and many more, followed by a sports award ceremony.
The evening was uniquely designed; children staged a phenomenal play Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll in the Astaranga Auditorium of SIRS. The Chief Guest for the programme was Arun Sahu, Minister of Higher Education, Odisha.
Speaking on the occasion, Sahu said, “Extra-curricular activities are the personality formative tools for children and it gives me immense joy to see that SIRS invests in these whole heartedly." He appreciated Bijaya Kumar Sahoo for his vision of creating a school giving impetus on extra-curricular activities as education will be incomplete without it.
“I am happy to see such humble and happy children who inspite being exposed to internationalism are close knitted to the Indian values and culture. The credit completely goes to the grooming at SIRS," Sahu added.