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Indian School Ibri celebrated 49th National Day on 18th November 2019, with pride and festivity under the visionary leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.

A special assembly was conducted in the morning. Ms. Janani a student of class IX gave the welcome speech. It was followed by Mr. Suresh V. S. , the Principal who thanked His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said who has been a guiding light of Oman’s prosperity in all walks of life and urged the students to inform their parents to take part in the loyalty march to express love and solidarity to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Said and Oman. During his speech, he spoke on the importance of Oman from the past to the present. A special power point presentation that showcased Oman’s past glories and present marvels was screened in the auditorium. The spirit of patriotism and the colour of celebration were in the air as the students displayed the traditional omani culture by singing Arabic songs praising His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and Oman. The Programme culminated with singing of the royal anthem followed by the national anthem. 


The loyalty and gratitude march was held on the 19th of November, 2019. The chief guest His Excellency Dr. Hamed Hamdan Saif Al Rubaie, presided over the function besides the president of the SMC, Dr. Thomas Varghese, Members & Office Bearers of Former and present SMC,  Principal Mr. Suresh V. S., teachers, students and parents who took part in loyalty and gratitude march  to express their loyalty and belonging to Oman and  His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. During the marching, the students carried out the portraits of the great leader raised their slogans praising His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. Teachers and students came to school wearing colours that resembled the Omani flag in celebration of the special day.  

Indian School Ibri celebrated Gandhi Jayanthi, on the 2nd of October 2019 in the school auditorium to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a pioneer of truth and non violence. The programme began with a prayer song. On this solemn occasion speeches highlighting Mahatma Gandhi’s role in India’s freedom struggle and his principles were made by Ms. V Angelina of (Grade XI). Mr. Philip Hanock, a senior teacher, spoke on Gandhi’s life. On this occasion as a part of Global Gandhi Solar Yatra, the demonstration of Solar lamp was done by the students of classes IX to XII, which is an initiation from the Indian Embassy Muscat in collaboration with IIT Mumbai. Next, Mr. Sam Mathews, explained the importance of alternate source of energy to create an awareness on the use of renewable resources among the students and teachers. Mr. Suresh V S , the Principal, garlanded the portrait of Gandhi and spoke on the importance of Gandhi Jayanthi. He also brought to light the various incidents that happened in the life of Gandhiji. He said that Mahatma Gandhi was a follower of ahimsa and nonviolence. He explained further by saying Mahatma Gandhi taught the world the lessons of Non- violence and truthfulness and insisted on the students to inculcate the values and teachings of gandhiji in their lives. Moreover, he urged the students to save the planet by planting more trees and also the use of natural resources without harming the environment. A skit on the saving of water was presented by the students, followed by that a tableau was presented by the senior students on Gandhiji’s travelling experience at South Africa related to racial discrimination and Dandi March. Glimpses of Gandhiji’s life was screened in the auditorium. The students also took a pledge to follow the principles of non-violence and truth as advocated by Gandhiji. Followed by that ‘Each one plant One’ programme was held

where all the students brought tree saplings to plant and retree our planet. SMC treasurer: Mr. Firoz Hussain, members: Dr. Suresh Balakrishnan and Mr. Jamal Hassan planted tree saplings along with the teachers and students. As part of the programme students cleaned the school campus and the surroundings, by reinforcing the message of maintaining a clean environment. Gandhiji’s favourite Bhajan Raghupathi Ragava, Vaishnavajan were sung by the students in the assembly. As part of the programme ‘Omani Day of Physical Activity’ was organised by conducting mass drill, Kho-Kho games, Shuttle Badminton, etc., for students to give importance to their physical and mental well being. Master Dennis Suresh, of class XI compered the programme. Sweets were distributed to students at the end of the programme.

Teachers’ Day at Indian School Ibri was celebrated with full enthusiasm and zeal on the 5th of September 2019. The programme started with Guru Vandana followed by the welcome speech of Master. Abdul Raffey, of class XI. Next, Principal, Mr. V.S. Suresh, wished all the teachers a happy teachers’ day and also appreciated the teachers for their selfless efforts and dedication in moulding the students by imparting knowledge. He exhorted the students to focus on their responsibilities and remain grateful to their parents and teachers. He further asserted that teaching is the only profession where the teachers deal with the minds. Finally, he reminded the students that google guru could give them information but a teacher alone can teach moral values and guide them well. He also felicitated the teachers by giving them gifts. Enthusiasm and festivity marked the celebrations at Indian School Ibri. The cultural programme organized by the students was a befitting tribute to the teachers. The dance performance and songs of the senior students on this memorable day, radiated the warmth and affection. The Senior students arranged games for teachers; they played the role of teachers and handled classes for the juniors. The children and the teachers relished every moment watching the seniors. The students thanked their teachers for the guidance and affectionate approach towards their carriers. Atul Tom Mathew, of class X proposed the vote of thanks. The entire programme was compered by Munshiya and Lojain. Later, as a part of tribute to their teachers, the senior students acted the role of teachers and engaged the classes as student teachers. Evening, the school organized a get together in which the School Staff & Family along with SMC and family had a fun time with various games and entertainment programmes.

India’s 73rd Independence Day was celebrated in the Indian school Ibri campus on 15th of August 2019 with great joy and pride remembering the great leaders who had sacrificed their lives for an independent India. Dr. Thomas Varghese the president of the SMC graced the occasion as the chief guest. Mr. Firoz Husain (Treasurer, SMC), Members of SMC: Dr. Suresh Balakrishnan & Dr. Vijay Shanmugam, Mrs. Sandhya Vijayan former SMC convenor, Principal Mr. V.S. Suresh, Staff, Parents & Students attended the function. Ms. Renjitha, of class XII , in her welcome speech extended a warm welcome to everyone.

The chief guest and the other dignitaries were given a red carpet welcome by the student council. The chief guest during his speech insisted that we were born in an independent country and we don’t understand being governed by a foreign power and take freedom for granted which we got from the sacrifices of great leaders. He urged the students to be united as Indians to forward our country to greater heights. Next, Mr. Suresh, the Principal expounded on the great leaders who struggled and sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our country and emphasized the fact that the future lies in the hands of the youth. At last he instilled in them the spirit of freedom by saying that “Gandhiji taught Indians non violence which later became a noble lesson to the entire world. And also highlighted how India had advanced in science and technology. He exhorted the students to take oath to do their duties and responsibilities to uplift India to greater heights.

Our President of India Ram Nath Kovind’s address to the nation was screened to keep alive the flame of patriotism; students embraced their love for their motherland with a mélange of patriotic songs and dances. Miss. Devika, of class X A proposed the vote of thanks and appreciated everyone for their wholehearted support and cooperation. The entire programme was compered by Ms. Sophia of class IX. The celebrations of the auspicious day came to an end with the distribution of sweets.

The 30th Annual Day of Indian School Ibri was celebrated on the theme “Indian Culture”, in the school auditorium on the 26th of April 2019 with great zest, vibrancy and elation. The program encompassed the Indian culture at its full grandeur and brought to forth feelings of patriotism amidst dances and songs. Mr. Rashed Mohanna Hamed Al Hanai, General Manager Associate, Ministry of Manpower, Al Dhahirah Governorate, Sultanate of Oman graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Mr. G.S. Bhavani Prasad, Director in charge, Board of Directors, Indian Schools in Oman presided over the function as Guest of Honour.

Mr. M.P. Vinoba, Senior Principal and Education Advisor, Mr. Abdul Gafoor Quadri, former president of the SMC, Dr. Thomas Varghese, President of the SMC, Mr. UnniKrishnan M P, Convenor SMC, Mr. Firoz Hussain, Treasurer SMC,  Members of SMC, Dr. Suresh Balakrishnan & Dr. Vijay Shanmugam, Land lords: Mr. Abdul Saif  Nasser Al Hinai, Abdul Salam Saif Nasser Al Hinai,  many other distinguished guests, Delighted parents, Staff and Students, graced the occasion.

All dignitaries were given a warm reception at the school entrance by the president, Members of the SMC, the Principal, staff & students. The dignitaries were honoured by the prefects and the vice prefects led by the Head boy, Master Abhijay Anoop Nair and Head girl Ms. Lindsey Macedo. They were then escorted to their seats  and as a token of love and appreciation, bouquets were presented to them. The auspicious event commenced with the Royal anthem of Oman followed by National anthem of India.

The President of the SMC, Dr. Thomas Varghese welcomed the gathering. Next, the principal, Mr. V. S. Suresh, presented the school Annual Report which traced the long strides and significant progress made by the  school in scholastic and co scholastic fields and also appreciated the teachers for their unconditional dedication and hardwork. The chief guest expressed his heartfelt thanks to everyone. Mr. Bhavani Prasad, in his address thanked the school for inviting him as the guest of honour and also appreciated the school for imparting knowledge and moral values. He thanked the teachers for their dedication and sincerity.

A multimedia presentation titled ‘Glimpses of the school Activities’ regarding all curricular and co-curricular activities held in the school during the academic year 2018-2019 was screened in the auditorium. The newsletter “Apogee” was released by the chief guest. Mr. Dinesh Kumar, former committee member was felicitated with a memento  by Mr. Vinoba for his valuable service to the school . Meritorious service awards were given to  Mr. Vinup V. Pathrose, Mrs. Naga Subhashini and Mrs. Soniya Joseph for rendering ten to fifteen years of service to the school.

India is not just a country but an experience, a place to relish and have an everlasting memory. The cultural programme was extraordinary with a variety of colourful items which reminded one of various Indian traditions and cultures. The theme Indian Culture was portrayed through the variety of dances and songs such as semi classical, India walai dance, patriotic songs, mime and Indian folk dance presented by the students. The parents were taken through the garden of Indian Culture with the performance. It was like passing through the length and breadth of the land. The theme was conceptualized through different dances and songs. The tiny tots in their colourful costumes, graceful steps and angelic smiles enthralled and enraptured the audience throughout the evening.

Later on, the Chief Guest, the Guest of Honour & the Special Guest distributed the prizes to the meritorious students with cash prize, medals and certificates for their achievements in academic and non academic areas. The Oman Al Khair – Aster Hospital Ibri – Academic Excellence Award instituted by Dr. R.R. Nair, the founder member and former president of school management committee was awarded for Ms. Kusum Ramachandra for being the top scorer of class XII for the academic year 2017-18. The Late Shri Gali Kotiswami Award instituted by Mr. Nehru Gali Kotiswami, the former convenor of the SMC presented to the high scorers of Maths and Biology in class 12 was awarded to Ms. Kusum Ramachandra and Ms. Reshma Chandran. The YEM PEE VEE’s award of excellence was awarded to Ms. Kusum Ramachandra. The  Guests gave away the prizes to the CBSE toppers in grade XII, X and also the Academic Proficiency Award toppers on this occasion. The inter house quiz winner’s trophy for the year 2018-19 was won by the Blue House. The Runner up Trophy was won by the Green House. The best sports performer award for the year 2018-19 won by Master Gowrishankar Manoj. The overall trophy for the year 2018-19 was lifted by the Yellow House and the Runner up trophy by the Blue House. The Chief Guest & the Guest of  honour  were felicitated with a memento at the function. The vote of thanks was rendered by the Convener of SMC, Mr. Unnikrishnan. M P.

Ms. Lindsey Macedo, Ms. Akshaya Suresh, Ms. Natasha Joycelyn A, Ms. Lubna P Majumder, Ms. Mouprita Hira and Mast. Advay P compered the programme in a very titillating manner, which added spice and flavour to the show.

The 70th Republic Day of India was celebrated in all its solemnity and grandeur at Indian school Ibri on the 26th of January 2019. The chief guest Dr. Thomas Varghese, the other members of the School Management Committee, former members of SMC, a good number of parents, students and staff witnessed the function.

The occasion commenced with a prayer song by the School Choir. A welcome speech was given by Ms. Maham Shaffique, of class Xll , followed by a stupendous rendition of the National Anthem. Next came a stately March Past by the students of Indian School Ibri marching to beats of the school band. Mr V. S. Suresh, the Principal, extended his warm greetings of Republic Day to everyone and delivered the president of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind’s Message to the Nation. Next, the chief guest conveyed his republic day wishes to everyone. He said that the students of today are going to be the leaders of tomorrow. Further he advised the students the need for taking care of the school’s property. And also exhorted the students to stay away from cell phones, they should not allow it to enslave them. “Education brought us from thumb impression to signatures. However, Technology has taken us back to Thumb impression from signatures.” It was an eye opener to all. The cultural programme started with patriotic songs and dances. The theme of the celebration was equality and unity in diversity and this was beautifully portrayed by the students with their scintillating performances. The parents were flabbergasted by the student’s performance.

Master Rohit Vinayan, a student of class XI delivered the vote of thanks. Sweets were distributed to the students at the end. The whole programme was appreciated by everyone.

Bapu @ 150

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Said by Mahatma Gandhi.

Indian School Ibri celebrated Gandhi Jayanthi (Bapu @ 150), on the 2nd of October 2018 in the school auditorium with enthusiasm and fervour. The programme began with a prayer song by the school choir. On this solemn occasion speeches highlighting Mahatma Gandhi’s role in India’s freedom struggle and his principles were made by Ms. Hijab of Grade X. Mr. V.S. Suresh, the Principal, garlanded the portrait of Gandhi and spoke on the importance of Gandhi Jayanthi. He reminded the students about the declaration of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday as international day of non-violence by the U.N. He also brought to light the various incidents that happened in the life of Gandhi. He said that Mahatma Gandhi was an international leader, his life was an open book for everyone to get a value based message. He explained further by saying Mahatma Gandhij taught the world the lessons of Non – violence and truthfulness. He insisted on the students inculcating the values of Gandhiji in their lives. Glimpse of Gandhiji’s life was screened in the auditorium. The audience applauded with high spirit when Mast. Arvind Suresh of class VII enacted the role of Mahatma Gandhi with charka on stage. The students also took a pledge to follow the principles of non-violence and truth as advocated by Gandhiji.

Followed by that ‘Each one plant One’ programme was held where the students brought tree saplings to preserve and save our Earth. Mr. Firoz Husain, Treasurer of School Management Committee inaugurated the programme by planting a sapling, followed by the principal, the senior teachers and the students. Mr. Firoz Hussain addressed the students and congratulated them for this noble action of being the part of the effort to save our Earth.

Hydroponics system of growing plants was introduced in the school for the first time and it was launched by Mr. Firoz Husain, Treasurer SMC on the same day. As part of the programme students cleaned the school campus thereby reinforcing the thought on everyone’s mind ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’. Gandhiji’s favourite Bhajan Raghupathi Ragava, Vaishnavajan were sung by the students in the assembly. Catherine Grace of class XII compered the programme. Sweets were distributed to students at the end of the programme.