GSF Chairman, Mr Atul Temurnikar addressed the CBSE and IBDP Batch of 2021 at the virtual Graduation ceremony held on May 29, inspiring them with his words for their next phase in life.
The celebrations were conducted virtually due to the ongoing pandemic, however, the energy and enthusiasm were sky-high. The students were all dressed up for their big day and enjoyed the proceedings as much as their teachers and parents.
Mr Temurnikar chose to give the departing students a fond farewell by taking them around the school campus one last time in a recorded message which spoke of their past, present and tips for the future.
He congratulated the batch for reaching this milestone despite the challenges of the pandemic and said that their parents, teachers and school was proud of their achievement.
He remembers how this batch of students had a very different experience from their seniors, as most of their classes were conducted virtually, and they spent their final year in a home-based learning environment. He also recalled how the sports, CCAs and many other events were held virtually for them, which added to their challenges and struggles.
“But still, life goes on and we do what we have to do. We go ahead and achieve our dreams despite all the odds. You have great hopes and aspirations you wish to fulfil. This is the beginning of a new chapter and a new journey for you,” he said.
In his message, he advised the students to not rely too much on the internet and rather form human connections. He also shared useful tips for the students which included: You determine your own success or failure, persistence is the key to success and finally Learning is a life-long process.
“The end of school life, should not mean, end of learning. Learning is a life-long process. You must continue to strengthen your abilities with newer forms of skills and Keep yourself upgraded at every opportunity you get,” he said.
He also emphasised the key traits to be a good leader. He said being kind and empathetic is the way to be. Today’s youth have the power to change things. They have ample opportunities but no one single person can do it alone. Every person must play their part and together significant changes can be brought about.
He concluded his speech by congratulating all the students again for successfully crossing the first hurdle and coming one step closer to realising their dreams and passion. He emphasised how proud all parents, teachers and the school is of their achievements. He called them inspiration for the future generations to come and he wished them luck for their future endeavours and career goals.