July 14, 2010. It was the day of the Prize Distribution Ceremony at PSBB Nungambakam.
Beaming students, proud parents and teachers – all waited in anticipation for this very day. This day being an extremely significant and momentous day, marked the recognition of students who have showcased their talent at every possible opportunity and proved their worth as a PSBBian through sheer hard work.
The assembled students of Std. X, XI & XII were humbled to have the revered presence of Dr.V.Balakrishnan, Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics, IIT Madras as their chief guest. He is also, the chairman of the Research Science Initiative (RSI), Chennai, setup by the PSBB Group of Schools.
Keeping up the Indian customs, the event began with an invocation to the Lord and was followed by a welcome address to all present.
Dr. V. Balakrishnan was then called upon stage to address the gathering. Starting on a humorous note, he advised the students to find their vocation and only then decide the career they would pursue. He added that the key to success is being happy about what one does. Recalling from his experiences, he urged the students to remain confident always.
After his encouraging speech, the Campus Highlights for the academic year 2009-10 were announced. Achievements of all, starting from the very prestigious Padma Shri awarded to Mrs., YG Parthasarathy, Dean & Director were mentioned.
The students were felicitated for their brilliant performances in various fields ranging from Music, Language, Academics, Sports and Social Service.
With the Vote of Thanks, the function came to an end. However, it was just the beginning of another year of achievements, hard work, and many more prizes to PSBB’s bag.
Saniya joined the Team YOCee as Student Reporter for the year 2007 – 08. She continues to report for YOCee since then.
Saniya is a student of Padma Seshadri Bal Bhavan, Nungambakkam branch. She has a concern for the world around her. Protection of environment and making young people aware of the benefits of green and pollution-free environment is her mission. She writes on her blog – http://aspireblog.wordpress.com/