United International School (UIS) on Hennur-Bagalur road held the graduation ceremony for the students passing out of Class 10 and 12 on Saturday, in the presence of Mr Stephan Paul Maddali, Treasurer – Rotary Bengaluru East and Retired CEO of Vouch Safe Technologies, Mrs. Bethesa Jacob, Principal of United International School, Jacqueline Amelia, Vice Principal of United International School and Rajini Alexander, Administrator of United International School.
The event began with the invocation and worship song followed by scripture reading and prayer. Then the Chief Guest Mr Stephan Paul Maddali, Treasurer – Rotary Bengaluru East and Retired CEO of Vouch Safe Technologies was introduced to the gathering. The chief guest and the guest of honor were felicitated by the college administrator Ms. Rajini Alexander. Then the principal Ms. Bethesa Jacob of the college addressed the gathering. This was followed by oath-taking by the graduating students which were led by the college principal. The students shared their memory lane and the stories of their journey. This was followed by the distribution of awards to outstanding students, farewell song, candle lighting ceremony, chief guest’s address, vote of thanks, prayer and benediction and the national anthem.
The event also featured a special flash-the-card item by the parents of the graduating students. This was a unique program where all the parents’ held placards that listed the good qualities of their children openly in front of other students, their parents, and the audience. The 46 placards were then flipped to form the slogan which read – “WE ARE YOUR BIGGEST, HAPPIEST, AND LOUDEST CHEERLEADERS.” This provided a fitting finale to the graduation day ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Stephan Paul Maddali said, “Graduation is one such event, which is both a memorable and an emotional one. As you rise to the next level it is important to focus on 3P’s of life which is Passion, Perseverance and Pride. Each one must always be passionate and take initiative and accomplish something that nobody has done. Parents and teachers also have an equivalent share in your achievements and it is necessary to address them in every step of your accomplishment. It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of such a fabulous event and I wish everyone a hearty congratulations and the best of luck for all your future endeavors.”