The Investiture Ceremony of the Indian School Ibri was the red-letter event held at the school auditorium with pompous solemnity on 19th April 2023. The ceremony signifies the school’s reliance on and confidence in the new office bearers. The Principal, Mr. Suresh V.S., presided over the function accompanied by the Chief Guest, Mr. Naveen Vijayakumar; the Acting President of the SMC, Dr. Vijay
Shanmugam; the Vice President, Mr. Jamal Hassan; the Convenor, Mr. Feslin Anishmon; the Academic Chairperson and Dr. Amitabh Mishra; HSE Chairperson, graced the occasion. The prayer song by the school choir began the advent of the ceremonial march past of the office bearers of the student council. Mrs. Mahizha R, the Activity Coordinator, delivered the welcome address and invited the Chief
Guest, Mr. Naveen Vijayakumar, the Acting President of the SMC, to administer the badges of honour and the school flag to the Head Boy, Aekaksh Dev Poonia and the Head Girl, Eshmal Anjum with an ordinance of instituting the duties and responsibilities of the student council.
Dr. Vijay Shanmugam, the Vice President of the SMC, administered the badges to the Deputy Head Boy, Aditya Kukreti and the Deputy Head Girl, Zoya Seba Khan. Mr. Jamal Hassan, the Convenor, conferred the badges to the Sports Captains, Mohammed Saim and Zaina Fathima Fidha Mohamed. Mr. Feslin Anishmon, the SMC Academic Chairperson, administered the badge to the Literary Coordinator,
Shirley Grace and Dr. Amitabh Mishra, HSE Chairperson, conferred the badge to Nivedya Devadas, the Deputy Literary Coordinator. Following this, the Prefects, Vice Prefects and the Executive Members of the four houses were conferred with their sashes, badges and flags by their respective house masters/mistresses, tutors and house in-charge teachers. The student council took the oath read out by the Principal that accounted the leadership responsibilities. Mr. Sunny Mathew, the Vice Principal, stressed the significant role of a leader in his felicitation speech by quoting the maxim, ‘A leader is a person who knows the way, shows the way and goes the way’. He congratulated and motivated the newly
elected leaders to passionately pursue their responsibilities. The ceremonial program culminated with the vote of thanks proposed by Mrs. Beena C, a teaching faculty who expressed her gratitude to all those who attended the program. The solemn and grand ceremony ended with the singing of the national anthem.