Mussoorie/Dehradun, 4th August, 2016: Mussoorie International School celebrated its 32nd Founder’s Day today. MIS, as it is popularly known, has built a global reputation for itself as a premier all-girls school with thousands of bright, well educated and groomed students passing through their portals.
Chief Guest was the occasion was Captain Abhimanyu Singh Sindhu, Honorable Minister for Finance and Revenue, Haryana and Guest of Honour included Mr. Shantanu Prakash, Chairman & Managing Director, Educomp Solutions Ltd and Dr. ShyamaChona, Chairperson of MIS.
In keeping with tradition, the celebrations opened with an Alumnae Homecoming organized on the eve of the Founder’s Day – an evening where Alumni are invited to come back to their Alma Mater and share this moment of pride with the school. This platform also gives the current students an opportunity to bond and connect with alumnae and learn from their experiences at school.
The evening’s programmes continued with a school exhibition, held in the academic block, featuring creative works by students from grades 1-12. This event was open to all and was based on the theme of Cultural Diversity which showcased different traditions of various states of India. This was followed by an Orchestra performance by “MIS symphony” which includes 380 students performing in unison. They played 28 instruments in total which included Harmonium, Synthesizer, Xylophone, Congo, Guitar, Drums, Bongo drums, Tabla, Sarangi, Violin, Sitar, Dafli, Flute and Jayadeepbela. One of the highlight of the evening was the water ballad – a water journey of “aqualillies” which was put up by MIStars in the form of a dazzling swimming synchronization performance.
The Founder’s Day began with the traditional Havan. The Havan has remained an integral part of the Founder’s Day celebrations since the school began. The mantras chanted during the Havan are 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, Alumni and staff all joined in the ceremonies.
The cultural program started with an awe-inspiring Vedic Chanting performance. This was followed by a Hindi Dance drama ‘Samvedna’, which reflects on what we as humans have done towards our earth as a beautiful gift of nature. This was followed by children singing group fusion song. The song presented is one such effort, which talks of nature and our responsibility towards it. It was sung in three languages that are English, Hindi and French- as the words go “The earth is my home, I promise to keep it healthy and beautiful”.
The esteemed chief guest for Founders Day, Capt. Abhimanyu Singh Sindhu, Honorable Minister for Finance and Revenue, Haryana, said “I am privileged to be a part of the Founder’s Day celebrations at MIS. My family has a long association with MIS. All the daughters of my family have studied and are still studying here. Providing high quality education to the girl-child is critical to nation building and I am happy to see talented students all around me here. I wish everyone at MIS the very best on this special day.”
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Shantanu Prakash, Chairman & Managing Director, Educomp Solutions Ltd said, “It is a great honour to be part of the Founder’s Day celebrations at MIS. MIS has completed 32 glorious years and it has been a privilege to watch at close quarters how it has gone from strength to strength over the years.”
Dr. ShyamaChona, Chairperson of MIS, congratulated the Principal on completing 32 successful years and emphasized that the high standards of education and learning should remain the catalyst of the growth and progress of MIS.
In her address, Ms. Priya Peter, Principal of MIS said, “It’s a proud moment for all of us here at MIS as we celebrate our 32nd Founder’s Day. It is heartening to see our past and present students, who come from all over the world, gathered together here to celebrate this special day. We have come a long way in our endeavour to provide quality education to the girl child and are 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”
The worldwide network of MIS alumnae attended the Founder’s Day along with teachers, students, parents and distinguished guests who spoke in glowing terms about the legacy of excellence at MIS.
About Mussoorie International School
Established in 1984, MIS is a boarding school for girls for Classes I – XII. The school is situated in Mussoorie, a pristine Hill Station in Gharwal hills at a height of 2003 meters in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Spread over an area of approximately 40 acres, this good boarding school is stationed amidst the beautiful forest full of pine, deodar and other coniferous trees.
MIS is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, an All-India Board, and University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Students emerge as balanced empowered personalities with the holistic education imparted in the rich learning environment of MIS. The approach and curriculum at this boarding school for girls is a powerful mix of traditional values of India and progressive modern ideas. That is what makes it stand apart from the rest as an educational institution