Investiture Ceremony at ILOA

Monday, June 10, 2019

“Before You Are A Leader, Success Is All About Growing Yourself. When You Become A Leader, Success Is All About Growing Others”. – Jack Welch

Indian Learners’ Own Academy bestows upon its students the ability to be the future leaders of the world. Keeping up with this thought in mind, ILOA held its 9th Investiture Ceremony on May 1, 2019 embellished with great ardour from the students as well as the school faculty.

LOA’s should gain confidence by facing challenges in life. The juncture commenced with the arrival of the chief guest and other esteemed dignitaries followed by the newly appointed council members of LOA. The distinguished chief guest of the day was Dr. Kamlesh, Chemistry Professor from Kuwait University and also a founder member of Association of Indian Professional (AIP) in Kuwait. To provide inspiration for the students our respected Chairman Mr. D.K. Sharma was also present on this special occasion.

The ceremony commenced with a recitation of verse from the Holy Quran and a prayer in English. The National Anthems of Kuwait and India were sung with a spirit of patriotism. The event began with the lighting of the lamp by the Principal Mrs. Asha Sharma, the Chief Guest Mrs. Kamlesh and the Chairman Mr. D.K. Sharma and it was followed by a very inspiring welcome speech by the Principal that ignited and removed obscurity from the students’ minds. Her style of leadership was truly worthy of appreciation and had the audience impressed. A melodious patriotic song was presented by the LOA choir, followed by a rhythmic musical performance by the school band. The wonderful dancers of LOA put forth a classical dance performance which brought pride and happiness to all minds.

Good leaders are trailblazers, making a path for others to follow. Great leaders, however, inspire their people to reach higher, dream bigger, and achieve greater. Perhaps the most important leadership skill one can develop is the ability to provide inspiration to one’s team. The newly appointed council members were adorned with badges and sashes from the chief guest Dr. Kamlesh. Arjun Biju of class XII was appointed as the Head Boy and Sarah was appointed as the school Head Girl. The Vice Head Boy and Vice Head Girl marched down followed by the President and Sports Captain. The Cultural and Literary Secretary marched forward and the Editorial Board Members followed them. Then the House Captains and their team marched and assembled in front of their respective House Wardens to receive their badges.

It was time for the newly appointed council members to pledge themselves and set themselves as the leaders for the school. An oath was administered by the Principal as students discharged their duties with sincerity. She also congratulated them and apprised them of the expectation of ILOA. Dr. Kamlesh in her speech emphasized on the importance of discipline and dignity of the individual and the school.

The grand occasion came to an end with the Head Boy and Head Girl promising a definite change for the better tomorrow with great conviction in their confident speeches. They promised to ensure that this academic year will be a grand success for our alma mater in terms of both academic and extracurricular activities. They also promised to discharge all their duties with responsibility and fulfil everyone’s expectations. They reminded that if one need a voice to listen and a shoulder to lean on, the student council is always there. They inspired all to travel together and work in unison to keep the banner flying high up in the sky mounted with love, hoisted with dignity and fluttering with grace.

The whole stage lit up with vibrant colours and the event reinstated the faith in the calibre and leadership of the future generation. Above all the event concluded peacefully due an extensive help, coordination and cooperation of the parents, teachers, administrative staff and the entire students of the school. ‘If you believe in the strength of a thousand people behind you, then you may emerge victorious in one battle. But if the thousand people behind you believe in your strength, you will end up conquering the world.’-Louis XIV.

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