A program was held on 6th May 2017 at Rotary Sadan to celebrate Sister Nibedita’s 150th Birth Anniversary. It was also to award the winners of the Essay writing competition held in 30 schools on 21st April 2017. It was organized by the Rotary Club of Calcutta Harmony under the blessings and support of Ramakrishna Mission Belur Math. The program started with a medley of songs sung by the girls of Sister Nibedita School. It was followed by the lighting of the lamp by the honorable Maharajas of the Mission. They delivered an inspirational speech about Sister Nibedita’s life and congratulated all of the 30 schools which had participated in the essay writing competition on Sister Nibedita’s contribution to the Indian Society. After this, three students were asked to speak about the topic and one of them was Aaheli Burman of Class 9 from our school. Then there was another medley of songs by the members of the Club after which it was finally the time for the long-awaited event of the evening, the prize distribution. Each of the winners was called on stage and was awarded a certificate and a shield for his/her efforts. The winners from D.P.S. North Kolkata were:
· Anurupa Das of Class 10, who stood First
· Chirag Chatterjee of Class 8, who stood Second
· Aindri Kar of Class 8, who stood Third.
Our very dear and respected Bengali teacher Saswati Ma’a, who had accompanied us for the evening and was representing the school, was also called on stage and given the certificates. It was a really a memorable day for all of us. The greatest honor for me was to stand onstage and receive the First prize for my school. I hope I can improve even more, continuing to live up to everyone’s expectations making them proud in the future as well.
Anurupa Das of Class 10 – A