Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality
Om Namah Shivaya ! The most awaited and auspicious ceremonial occasion of the school, Investiture Ceremony was celebrated on 15th June, 2022, in Amrita Vidyalayam, Navi Mumbai with full zeal, zest and enthusiasm. The Investiture Ceremony is one of the momentous occasions when the school entrusts hope, faith and the mantle of responsibility to the newly appointed school cabinet. This ceremony signifies the reliance and confidence that the school consigns in the newly inducted office bearers.
Program was graced by the Administrator, Brahmacharini Sharanyamritaji, Guest Mrs.Madhuri, Principal, Headmistress, Vice-Principal, teachers and students. Guest Mrs.Madhuri was welcomed by the Primary headmistress with the sacred Tulsi plant believed to be a physical incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi on Earth.
Sadguru – Amma, is the supreme leader who not only inspires her children; she also inspires the world with her love and compassion. The program commenced with the lighting of ceremonial lamp to seek blessings from Sadguru – Amma followed by the prayer to invoke God.
Teacher Mrs.Shainy Sudhir threw light on importance of investiture ceremony and the way it is held in Amrita Vidyalayam. Guest Mrs.Madhuri emphasised that leaders are not born but made. Schools and educational institutions play an important role in this. She appreciated the initiatives of the school to instil in students a strong sense of our cultural and spiritual values.
Brahmacharini Sharanyamritaji asked the students to analyse/think about the reason why everyone can’t be the leader. What is that makes leader different from others. She advised the students to refer to the great Indian epics like Ramayana and Bhagavadgita whenever they face any problem, confusion or difficulty in life. She quoted the below shloka from Bhagavadgita and explained that people follow the leader blindly. So it’s important that leader leads by example.
यद्यदाचरति श्रेष्ठस्तत्तदेवेतरो जन:। स यत्प्रमाणं कुरुते लोकस्तदनुवर्तते॥
She highlighted on few more qualities of leaders like poise of mind, developing a sense of equanimity of mind, communication, importance of planning to be a successful leader. She quoted the example of Lord Rama – The clarity of thoughts and equanimity of mind possessed by him when he was asked to go on exile on the day of his coronation. She also mentioned about the sacrifices of the soldiers and the clarity of mind they have towards their duty and Mother land. This motivating and inspiring speech was followed by the swearing in ceremony of the cabinet members by the dignitaries.
Principal Mrs.Kanchan Dayal congratulated the newly elected student council members and urged them to shoulder the duties and responsibilities of school events sincerely. She also administered the oath to the student council and the house mothers, where they promised to uphold the values and traditions of this great institution and pledging to take it to even greater heights!
Head boy, head girl and the house mothers thanked the management for the opportunity provided to them and assured to do the duties sincerely and achieve the mission of the school collectively.
Program ended with the National anthem and Shanti mantra