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Students perform a beautiful Indian dance during celebrations
at St William’s Anglo-Indian school in Chennai

A Presentation Sisters School in South India recently celebrated 100 years of providing quality education to students in Royapettah, Chennai.

The special date was celebrated by St William’s Anglo Indian High School on 10 August 2016 and it was a golden day in the history of the school as it trumpeted its centennial celebration and also acknowledged 100 year of being nurtured, caressed and embraced in the loving hands of the Presentation Sisters.

The celebration was presided over by Dr S Kannappan, Director of School Education. The special dignitaries included Rev Fr Dr Jeyapalan, the Salesian Provincial, Rev Sr  Rose Savarimuthu, Provincial of South India Province, Rev Sr.Mary Augustine, Animator of Church Park and the Sisters of the Presentation Congregation.

The iconic celebration commenced like a twilight saga with a prayer dance-‘Yahovah na mora Lalinchinu’.  The musical delight ‘Joy of Love’ by the Kindergarten babies was a real treat to the eyes and ears.  Students from standards I and II showcased a ballet recital on the power of the earth to rejuvenate itself while standard three students presented a contemporary dance performance on the jubilant journey of womanhood.

Younger pupils share their talents during celebrations at St
William’s Anglo-Indian school in Chennai

Other performances came from standard V, who presented a classical play ‘The Twelve Dancing Princesses’.  It was a vibrant display of characters and an array of colours and sequential music.  There was also a radiant performance by standard VIII, IX and X on ‘The Radiant Woman of Ballygriffin’.  It was a musical tribute to the Presentation Sisters’ founder, Venerable Nano Nagle.  The children portrayed the passion of Nano through various Irish dances.

The evening boomed into the highest tempo when Std VI and VII captured the audience with their ‘Varnajaala Nadanam’.  No foot stayed still in the auditorium as the tempo was impossible to resist.

Apart from performances there was a monumental recognition given to the school toppers in the SSLC Examination and for the students who excelled in General proficiency.  The school centennial report was co-presented by the correspondent Rev Sr Jeya Rani, Principal, Mrs Ameeta Miranda together with the staff and students.  

It was a comprehensive display of the wonderful journey of the school down the timeline towards excellence. It sure brought back golden memories to many who stand as living witnesses to the remarkable milestones the school has achieved.

The event was a wonderful outburst of talent, energy, memories and fun and most of all joy and gratitude.  St William’s holds itself on the high pedestal and has launched a milestone for greater glory in its centennial journey towards excellence.  

Submitted by Mrs Ameeta Miranda

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