DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Mussoorie International School, one of India’s leading all-girls School, today celebrated its 34th Founder’s Day. MIS, as it is popularly known, has built a global reputation for itself as a premier all-girls school where a contingent of bright, well-educated and well-groomed students pass through their portals every year.
This year, the Founder’s Day was celebrated in the august presence of His Excellency Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of Thailand, who was the Chief Guest.
MIS Founder’s Day was a two-day long programme put together by the students and management of MIS. The Founders Day eve was marked by inauguration of the exhibition – “Harmony” – showcasing unique specialties of different countries across the globe. MIS students displayed models made from different recyclable materials like bottles, balls, and bottle caps and explanatory display boards in the exhibition. It was followed by a scintillating musical performance by the primary school students. Over 500 MIStars played 30 different instruments in harmony. Some of the instruments played were Kahoon, Octopad, Sarod, Sarangi, Mandolin, Khim and Jaideep Bela- the indigenous creation of MIS. The orchestra performance was appreciated by all the guests present at the occasion, who also had a gala dinner thereafter.
The next day started off early with the traditional MIS Havan. The Havan has remained an integral part of the Founder’s Day celebrations at MIS since the school began. The mantras chanted during the Havan were from the Geeta Upanishads, which is a part of the sixth book of Mahabharata. Geeta Upanishad explains, protects and nurtures the ultimate principles and helps a person to lead a true life. Parents, Students, guests and staff all joined in the ceremonies.
Keeping in mind the “Green Initiative”, all members of the MIS family took part in a tree plantation drive. The function commenced with a welcome speech by the Principal of MIS, Mrs. Shakuntala Vashisht, she said, “With each year that passes by, we are learning something new and adding to our experience and memories at MIS. Today MIS turned 34 and it is good to see our past and present students, gathered together here to celebrate this special day. The hard work of many teachers, students makes us more confident to provide quality education to the girl child and they in turn do us proud by achieving great success in their careers and life. We are extremely proud of our students, who exceed our expectations of them by excelling not just in academics but also extracurricular and sports activities. MIS has always remained true to its values and ethos and that is the reason we stand tall today, ready to take forward the MIS legacy for generations to come.”