May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be even at your back; May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields;And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
4The Assembly Plaza of DPS, Patna reverberated with mellifluous melodies, enchanting music, intonation of mantras, exceptional oratory and outstanding acting skill of DIPSITES in the backdrop of nostalgic resonance on the poignant occasion of the Farewell 2020 bidding adieu to 2018-20 batch of class 12th students. 11th February was the morning of mixed emotions for all present at school to witness the official send-off for the class XII students at the valedictory ceremony. The day was a fiesta devoted to the years spent together with friends and teachers to reminisce joyous moments spent in perfect unison during the last 14 years ranging from the day they learnt to hold pencil till the moments spent at Rural Immersion Programme; it was nothing short of kaleidoscopic flash back replete with sweet and sour memories of the days gone by.
It was a gorgeous morning, the sun shining brightly as the batch of 2020 showed up glowing in elegantly dressed desi attire. The colorful extravaganza commenced with chanting of shlokas and Shiv Vandana followed by umpteen numbers of dance and drama performances all outdoing one another, be it romping at the tunes of bhangra or graceful steps at mera joota hai japani. The pitch was moderated to a new crescendo with the school choir relieving the students’ lives with popular numbers. The Theatre Club, enacting a slice of a DIPSITE’s life by depicting an average day in a rather humorous manner, superbly captured the moments each students could connect with. The Lazium presentation amid the jingling sound and rhythmic vibrance was simply class apart. The parting note by the teachers of DPS, Patna was really heart touching. The event was made memorable with the flashback memories that were shared by some senior students led by the Head boy and the Head girl addressing the school Assembly for the last time. While the cultural programme showcased the multi-dimensional talent of students, the parting note by the School Principal, Shri B. Vinod, the Head Mistress Mrs. Namrata Prasad, Head- Student and Teacher Life, Mrs. Chetna Jha and class teachers of the outgoing batch supplemented the emotive content to the occasion. As a token of goodwill gesture by the school management, students received a memento and a thought provoking book. Farewell 2020 concluded with acknowledgement by the Vice Head boy and the Vice Head girl.