The 6th Founder’s Day of SAI International Residential School (SIRS) was a vibrant celebration held on December 20 and 21, 2023, centered around the theme of Dashavatar. The festivities commenced with a lively athletic meet, setting the tone for the subsequent events.
The day commenced with a warm welcome for the esteemed Chief Guest, Shri Brijesh Kumar Rai, DIG and Additional Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar. He inaugurated the Sports Meet and highlighted the crucial role of sports and games in a student’s life. The Founder’s Day at SIRS featured a dynamic Sports Meet, showcasing track and field events, aerobics, and yoga drills at the grand sports stadium. Events like the 110 meters hurdles, boys’ and girls’ 100 meters races, relay races for both boys and girls, and the final 400 meters races added fervor to the day.
The Sports Meet was elevated to a new level with the gracious presence of Ms. Houda El Aisati, a renowned basketball player from Morocco. Her presence not only inspired the participating athletes but also highlighted the global significance of the Sports Meet, transcending borders and fostering a spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie. The students were privileged to witness and interact with such a distinguished personality, bringing an international flair to the athletic festivities.
The core theme, “Dashavatar,” is intricately tied to Indian mythology and philosophy, symbolizing the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. This thematic selection underscores the school’s dedication to delving into cultural richness and nurturing a deep understanding of traditional values. Students from Classes IV to XII brought the Dashavatar to life through an expressive dance drama.
Day 2 of the celebrations on December 21, 2023, included a meeting between parents and teachers, and exhibitions of english and science projects, a cultural programme, Founder’s Trophy, and academic excellence awards. Parents witnessed the culmination of their children’s efforts and achievements during these events.
Dr. Silpi Sahoo, Chairperson, SAI International Education Group, expressed, “SAI International provides a nurturing environment for tomorrow’s leaders by empowering children to showcase their greatest talents. Our Founder, Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, set the path for children’s holistic development in all spheres. We keep up his inspirational work, seeing our pupils achieve academic and athletic success. I wish the children of SAI International the very best in all their future undertakings since they are well known for their academic excellence and moral principles.”
Amitabh Agnihotri, Headmaster of SIRS, shared during his address, “At SIRS, we honor the visionaries by integrating their legacy into education. We focus on more than just academics, nurturing students’ growth in confidence, creativity, communication, and collaboration. Our approach is holistic, encompassing academic, spiritual, physical, emotional, and social development through a variety of extracurricular activities.”
“I am delighted to have found SIRS for my daughter, Mihira. She has seamlessly adapted to the school environment, enjoying it so much that she misses being in class even during vacations. Witnessing her positive transformation, I can confidently say that she has become an improved version of herself,” expressed Devli Sehgal, who relocated her daughter from Delhi to enroll her in SIRS, Cuttack.
The two-day conclave of the 6th Founder’s Day, themed ‘Dashavatar,’ concluded with a vibrant cultural event and the presentation of academic excellence awards to deserving students. The parents-teachers meet, and English and science project exhibitions added depth to the celebration, reinforcing the commitment to holistic education at SAI International Residential School.