6 February 2017

The Interact Club Badging Ceremony by Bhavika Hotchandani, Interact Director

Steve Maraboli wrote in his book “life, the truth, and being free”:
“Give freely to the world the gifts of love and compassion. Do not concern yourself with how much you receive in return, just know in your heart it will be returned.”

The Interact Committee is the heart of the expression of service to community at Pathways School Noida, and it was an honour to welcome the new team of leaders on the glorious morning of the 18th of January to take this very spirit to greater heights.

The theme for the ceremony was “Serving Humanity” and the event began with the auspicious lighting of the lamp. This was followed by wise words from our school director, Dr. Advani, who welcomed the gathering and spoke about the Interact Initiative at Pathways and the spirit of community service. Next, it was truly heart-warming to see the students of Sai Bal Sansaar school perform the “Swagatam” dance, a showcase of their wonderful talent. Through the presentation of the CAS and Interact initiatives over the past year, we had the opportunity to reflect back on highlights, such as our collaboration with CanSupport and SPCA, the book drive and teaching Sai Bal Sansaar students, appreciating the values we were enriched with.

It was a pleasure to hear the students speak with confidence as they reflected on their learning experience and expressed their gratitude. To celebrate their achievement, many of these students were awarded proficiency and merit certificates for their commendable progress. Next, we invited Ms. Padmaja to provide her insight and accept a contribution which would facilitate the students in their endeavour to learn dance. Enriching the occasion were the musical performances – a solo song by a middle school student and an orchestra presentation by the talented students of Grade 10.

This melodious performance was followed by the reflection from two members of our support staff about their learning experience which truly represented the spirit of community at Pathways. Next, it was a proud moment as we welcomed our outgoing Interact President, Jahanavi Datta, to share her experience. After congratulating the outgoing community for their fabulous job, it was time for the much-awaited welcome of the new committee to take charge.

The badging was a moment of great faith and pride for the school, we look forward to the committee’s leadership. The Interact President, Muskaan Srivastava, introduced the plan for the year ahead and the theme: “Women Empowerment”. We had Mr. Sachin Vats, the district rotary head, to share his thoughts and words of inspiration. This was followed by the badging ceremony of the new publications team and the event concluded by the encouraging words from the Director of Pathways School, Mr. Praveen Jain.
Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. We at Pathways believe in this philosophy and we aim to make our contribution towards a better world and a brighter future.