United International School (UIS) on Hennur-Bagalur road, Bengaluru held the graduation ceremony for the students passing out of Class 10 and 12 last week. The event also featured a special flash-the-card item by the parents of the graduating students. This was a unique program where all the parents’ held placards that listed the good qualities of their children openly in front of other students, their parents, and the audience. The 46 placards were then flipped to form the slogan which read – “WE ARE YOUR BIGGEST, HAPPIEST, AND LOUDEST CHEERLEADERS.” This provided a fitting finale to the graduation day ceremony.
The Chief Guest Mr Stephan Paul Maddali, Treasurer – Rotary Bengaluru East and Retired CEO of Vouch Safe Technologies and the guest of honor were felicitated. Bethesa Jacob, principal, led oath-taking by the graduating students who also shared their memory lane and the stories of their journey. This was followed by the distribution of awards to outstanding students, farewell song, candle lighting ceremony, chief guest’s address, vote of thanks, prayer and benediction and the national anthem.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Maddali said, “Graduation is one such event, which is both a memorable and an emotional one. As you rise to the next level it is important to focus on 3P’s of life which is Passion, Perseverance and Pride. Each one must always be passionate and take initiative and accomplish something that nobody has done. Parents and teachers also have an equivalent share in your achievements and it is necessary to address them in every step of your accomplishment. It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of such a fabulous event and I wish everyone a hearty congratulations and the best of luck for all your future endeavors.”