The three-day 166th Founders Day celebrations of The Lawrence School,Sanawar,where General Gaurav Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana,Chief of the Nepalese Army and alumnus of Sanawar was chief guest,concluded on Friday.
Felicitating staff and students,the chief guest shared memories of his school days and expressed his happiness to see old traditions being maintained in tandem with modernisation at the school.
The Nepal Army Chief,talking about his favourite school teacher,said,Jagdish Ram Sir was my favourite teacher. I was very attached to him. He was the person who taught me one should never give in.
When asked to give a message to students,he said,Life is full of challenges,but one should never give in. This is what the school teaches us.
Meanwhile,headmaster Praveen Vasisht bestowed a token of appreciation to the chief guest and also extended his vote of thanks.
Reading out the school annual report,Vasisht said,The school has won accolades for shining in sports,debates and adventure. Besides exchange programmes,the school made its presence felt in Round Square with Andrew Solomon and Yashodita Gaekward bagging the Constantine Gold Medal and Community Service Award respectively.
Later,the chief guest awarded medals and trophies to winners. Gurjot Singh Thind and Anjali Sharma of Class XII bagged Chief of the Army Staff Trophy for the Best All Round Boy and Girl.
Mannat Tipnis bagged the Yashpal Choudhary Gold medal for topping the Class XII Boards in 2013. Also,he received the Smt Bhagwati Devi Gold Medal and Nellie Lovell (OS) Gold Medal for scoring the highest marks in Humanities and English respectively.
Tanya Ghuman received the Shadi Ram Gold Medal for scoring the highest marks in Commerce,while Navjot Kaur Atwal received the Nellie Lovell (OS) Gold Medal for scoring highest marks in Sciences.