The Indian Community School Senior organized a virtual investiture ceremony on 16th May 2020 in order to officially declare the newly elected student members of the school senate.ICSK Senior consists of a judicial core senate which consists of student members and senate advisors also. The main motive behind the formation of the senate is to equally divide duties and responsibilities to the student senate members for the smooth functioning of the school by the student senate members. ICSK Senior consists of four houses named as the Leaders House, Victors House, Winners House and Achievers House. The Members of the Houses are also a part of the senate.
In order to select new members of the senate for the academic year 2020-2021 during this pandemic situation, the ICSK Senior School, introduced a very distinctive rostrum to the children for the wise selection of members for the senate through systematic election procedures.
An online election was organized through the ICSK mobile application for the children from the grass root level and the members of the senate and also the prefects were chosen wisely and unanimously.
For the very first time in the history of middle east, The Indian Community School Senior Kuwait, shared a very unique platform for investing the duties and responsibilities upon the newly elected senate members for the academic year 2020-2021, due to the ongoing pandemic crisis all over the world. A virtual investiture ceremony was organized on 16th May 2020 at 11.45 a.m by the ICSK Senior School team, which had Lieutenant Colonel Sir Jason M. Belknap, the Army Attache, Embassy of the USA. The other dignified dignitaries were the Board of Trustees of The Indian Community School Kuwait, Mr. Shaik Abdul Rahiman the Honorary Chairman, Mr. Vinukumar Nair the Honorary Vice Chairman, Mr. Azharuddin Amer Mohammed Honorary Secretary, Mr. Agnello Antonio Sebastio Fernandes Honorary Joint Secretary, Mr. S. N Raju Honorary Treasurer, the Principals of ICSK branch schools, Mr. K. Gangadhar Principal Khaitan Branch, Dr. Sam T Kuruvilla Vice Principal Khaitan Branch, Mr. Rajesh Nair Principal Amman Branch, Dr. Mary Isaac Vice Principal Amman Branch, Mrs. Shirly Dennis Principal Junior Branch. Dr. V Binumon Principal being the visionary of such a sensational and epic programme which was the first of its kind were also present with Mrs. Susan Rajesh Vice Principal ICSK Senior Branch and Mrs. Mini Shaji Deputy Vice Principal ICSK Senior Branch. The Virtual Investiture Ceremony was organized to officially declare the elected designates and handover the duties to the respective designates.
The programme got its carpet rolled with the Islamic prayer by Ms. Rida Faisal Khan followed by a mellifluous prayer song by the ICSK Senior Musical Band Swaranjali and the national anthems of Kuwait and USA.
The welcome address was delivered by Ms. Tanaz Jeffrey Cabral, the Acting President of the school senate for the month of February and March 2020. Mrs. Mini Shaji Deputy Vice Principal also introduced the house mentors for the academic year 2020-2021. The Senate Advisor of ICSK Senior Mrs. Indira Radhakrishnan introduced the Senate members for the academic year 2020-2021.
The core senate members of ICSK Senior for the academic year 2020-2021 are as follows:
Cebin Biju Panicker of 12 G is elected as the President of the School senate for the academic year 2020-2021. The first Vice President is Jesu Joel of 11 C and the second Vice President is Deepak Devendra Nayak of class 11 J. Mariyam N Shihabuddeen of 12 G has been elected as the Arts Club Secretary, Surabhi Shah of 10 E has been designated the post of Assistant Arts Club Secretary. Arnold Jerome of 12 D has been unanimously chosen as the Sports Captain and Muskaan of class 9E as the Assistant Sports Captain. Joven C Jose of 11 A has been elected as the Student Editor and Johann Premjith of class 9E as the Assistant Student Editor.
Ethan Emmanuel of 12 E is the Leaders House Captain and Leaders House Assistant Captain is Sanjana Kiran of class 11 E. Ashwin Sanjay Nair of class 12 E is Victors House Captain and Niyanth of 11E is the Assistant House Captain of Victors House. Danielle Hannah Monteiro of 12F is the Winners House Captain and Audrrey Lewis of class 11A is the Assistant House Captain of Winners House. Mohammed Fazil of 12C is the Achievers House Captain and Ashton Affos of 11C is the Assistant Captain of Achievers House.
The prefects were also reminded of their moral obligations and duties. Dr. V Binumon Principal and Senior Administrator ICSK Senior, administered the oath to the Core Senate members and Prefects and also shared a very intense message with them. He said that one must accept the challenges in one’s life as it is the challenge that would make them strong to overcome any hindrances in their lives. As a symbolic gesture the symbolic office badges were invested upon the office bearers for the current year. This was indeed a proud moment for the children as the badges were invested upon them by their parents.
The Chief Guest for the occasion Lieutenant Colonel Sir Jason Belknap the Army Attache, Embassy of USA also addressed the gathering. He enthralled the children and teachers with his words of wisdom. He made the children understand the importance and value of being a good leader. He also advised the children that only a good leader can be a responsible and dutiful citizen in life. He interacted with the children through the virtual facility. It was indeed a moment for the ICSKians to cherish. A token of gratitude was shared and presented to the Chief Guest by the entire fraternity of ICSK. To add to the beauty of the occasion, an inspirational song was rendered by Team Swaranjali , the ICSK Senior musical band.
The prestigious and staggering virtual investiture ceremony came to an end with the proposing of vote of thanks by Mrs. Susan Rajesh Vice Principal ICSK Senior wherein she shared the three magical words..’DREAM, DARE AND DRIVE’. The programme was wound up with the Indian National anthem sung by Swaranjali.
As the prevailing situation is quite known to all, COVID-19 the pandemic crisis that has brought the entire world to a standstill, our children’s education and future is quite a disturbing matter to ponder over. The Indian Community School Kuwait has always been considerate about its children and their future. As an initiative towards setting a platform for the children to carry forward their education and to keep them regenerated, proactive, zealous and compassionate towards studies even during this period of plight, ICSK actuated online classes for the children to keep them high in their thoughts and minds. A lot of other activities are lined up in the pipeline exclusively for the children so that they do not lose their flow or track. As the conception of the same, the school organized a very distinctive virtual investiture ceremony which was the first of its kind in the entire middle-east. The initial procedures were carried forward wherein online nominations of the candidates were given and online campaigning was also done by the candidates. A very democratic system of online elections were conducted in which the children casted their votes wisely and the best candidate was chosen for all categories.