A TOTAL of 491 Indian School students were honoured for their meritorious performance during a ceremony held at the Jashanmal Auditorium on the school's Isa Town campus yesterday. More than 2,000 parents and students attended the event held to celebrate the academic achievements of the students of grade three and grade five of the academic year 2011-2012.
It also saw a farewell to Indian Embassy first secretary Ajay Kumar, who was the chief guest at the event, and presented certificates to high achievers.
Congratulating the students who qualified to receive awards, Mr Kumar said that the high achievers should be role models and a source of inspiration to other students.
He also appreciated the efforts of the school in recognising the achievements of students.
"It was always a proud moment to be associated with the Indian School, Bahrain," said Mr Kumar.
Principal V R Palaniswamy in his welcome speech said Indian School always takes pride in honouring meritorious students.
Board chairman Abraham John said the school has set a benchmark of excellence and it is doing exceptionally well in all areas of academic and co-curricular activities.
He also thanked Mr Kumar on behalf of the Indian School for his support and guidance.
Mr John presented a farewell memento to Mr Kumar who is leaving Bahrain to take up another diplomatic assignment in India.
Board member Rosaline Roy Charlie thanked the distinguished guests and parents who attended the function.
Board members Stalin Joseph, E A Salim, Jatinder Singh Gill, Thomas Abraham, Sreedevi Panicker, school officials, teachers, students and parents were also present on the occasion.