His Excellency Munu Mahawar, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman inaugurated the “Pearl jubilee blocks” of Indian School Ibri on 8th of August 2019, with grandeur and excitement, in the school auditorium. The school has passed 30 eventful years. His Excellency Munu Mahawar, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, graced the occasion as the chief guest. The guest of honour was Dr. Baby Sam Saamuel, Chairman, Board of Directors, Indian Schools in the Sultanate of Oman. The chief guest and the other dignitaries were given a red carpet welcome at the entrance by the School Management Committee, Principal, staff and students, followed by the guard of honour, by the student council led by the Head Boy Master Abhijay Anoop and the Head Girl Ms. Lincy Macedo.
Mr. Anuj Swarup, third secretary, political and information Embassy of India. Mr. M.P. Vinoba, Educational Advisor, BOD, Dr. Alex C. Joseph, the Head of Academics, BoD, former SMC presidents Dr. R.R. Nair, Mr. T.S. Daniel, former office bearers of SMC, Mr. Sambaji, Mr. Basheer and Mrs. Sandhya Vijayan, Land lords: Mr. Abdul Nasser Al Hinai & Mr Abdul Sallam Al Hinai , Principals from other Indian Schools: Dr. Rajive Kumar Chauhan, Mr. S I Shareef & Mr. Rakesh Kumar T, President Dr. Thomas Varghese and other members of the SMC, Principal V. S. Suresh, teachers, parents and students were there to grace the occasion.
The chief guest unveiled the foundation stone, at the school entrance followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony of “Pearl jubilee Block A” which is comprised of a spacious school lobby, office extension and a classy conference room. “Pearl Jubilee Block B” is comprised of a two storey building with eight spacious classrooms and three Science laboratories. In order to develop scientific approach among the students the school has large well equipped laboratories for physics, chemistry and biology with ultra modern facilities. There is a well furnished staffroom with individual cubicle for teachers.
The auspicious event commenced with the Royal anthem followed by national anthem of India. The President of the SMC, Dr. Thomas Varghese, extended a warm welcome to everyone. During his speech, he reminisced how the school had grown in leaps and bounds from its infancy to what it is today. He also thanked everyone for their contributions for the development of the school at various levels.
The chief guest lighted the traditional lamp followed by the digital inauguration of the pearl jubilee blocks. A multimedia presentation was showcased in front of the august gathering depicting the highlights of school’s 30 years of long journey. In his inaugural speech the chief guest appreciated the development of the school in thirty years. He also commended the school as being an instrument in promoting a bond of friendship between Indians and other communities. He also insisted everyone to work together in smooth functioning of the school in academics and non academics. The guest of honour extended his warm wishes to the chief guest and other dignitaries, he highlighted the growth of the school during its thirty years of existence ; its achievements, infrastructure, resources and impact on the local community. He ensured that the infrastructure will be made use for the betterment of the students. He thanked the president of the SMC and other committee members for their efforts in making their dreams into reality. He wished the school to shine bright and transform lives. The students showcased a variety of dances and songs encapsulating Indian culture and patriotism. Their moves enraptured the audience.
Mr. V. S. Suresh, the Principal, proposed the vote of thanks. The programme culminated by the school anthem along with lots of fond memories.