There's no time like that spent at school…but everyone has to say goodbye.

It is time to bid adieu to one's alma mater and cherish memories of school life. The graduation ceremonies held in schools that are part of The Hindu's NIE programme were filled with nostalgia.

The graduation ceremony at Delhi Public School, Bangalore North, was held recently. The occasion was graced by K. Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha and members of board of management.

Symbolic

He told them to be aware of their strengths and choose their careers accordingly. Lighting the symbolic candle of wisdom and hope, he reiterated the need to be worthy citizens of the country, spreading peace, brotherhood and knowledge every where. The event was attended by the parents of the outgoing batch.

The school also held a blessing ceremony for students appearing for the Std. X board examinations. Headmistress Geetha Kandaraji gave tips to the students saying that the will to excel is the key to success.

National Public School, Rajaji Nagar held a graduation ceremony for the outgoing students of Std. XII recently. Justice M. Rama Jois, who was the chief guest, spoke about the need to strengthen character, attain wisdom and follow the path of virtue which would in turn help them become better human beings which would lead to the progress of the nation.

The school prefect, Nidhi Ramaraj representing the outgoing batch spoke nostalgically about the indelible memories of the school that they would carry with them.

Heart warming

The school Principal, Shanthamma Gopalkrishna declared the students graduates and administered the school pledge.This was followed by a heart-warming rendition of the school hymn, “Shine On Us”. The memorable evening ended with inspirational songs by the teachers dedicated to the students.