Inauguration of School Building Phase – IIadmin
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School on Shaheed Path in Lucknow inaugurated a new state-of-the-art building on its sprawling campus on Tuesday, February 16.
The inauguration happened in the presence of the Chief Guest, Satish Mahana, Minister of Industrial Development, Government of UP. The Guest of Honour was Smt. Suniti Devi Jaipuria, who did the virtual inauguration of the new phase 2 building called Senior Block.
What better day could have been chosen for the Inauguration than Basant Panchami which is the day of worshipping Goddess Saraswati- the Goddess of knowledge, learning, music and arts. The ceremony began at 11 am with the lighting of the lamp and a Saraswati Vandana by the students of the school.
Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman of Seth Anandram Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions, delivered the welcome address in which he recalled the 75-year-long legacy of the group in the field of education.
“For 75 years, the name Jaipuria has been synonymous with academic excellence. Seth Anandram Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions has set new benchmarks in the field of education. We have been at the forefront of introducing innovative ways of teaching, to enrich the learning experience of tens of thousands of students,” Shishir Jaipuria said.
Talking about the new building, Shishir Jaipuria added, “A lot of thinking and brainstorming has gone into conceptualizing and designing this new building. We had a vision of creating a world-class teaching-learning facility, and those of you who have seen and taken a tour of the building, will agree that this is a world-class infrastructure, with facilities that have placed our Lucknow school in a different league altogether.”
The chairman’s address was followed by a virtual walk-through video highlighting the facilities of the new building. The new building is twice the size of the old one and has a capacity of 1500 students. It has an indoor swimming pool, a badminton court, a taekwondo arena, a shooting and archery range, a gymnasium, a computer and robotics lab, a music and dance room, a radio jockey room, a film-making and editing studio, a science laboratory, and a well-stocked library.
The Principal of the School, Poonam Kochitty, in her address, traced the five year journey of the school since inception in 2016 and also highlighted the USP’s and key achievements of the school and students. She highlighted that the focus is not just on academic achievements but on 21 Century skills, life skills & values.
She said- “The world today needs morally sound and peaceful global citizens not just academic achievers.”
The students of the school added a dash of entertainment to the inauguration ceremony with a lively cultural performance including an enchanting Bihu Dance. The ceremony’s Chief Guest, Shri Satish Mahana, had a word of praise for the facilities in the new building of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow.
He said, “One should aim to become a good human being , which is more precious in life.”The inaugural function was attended by a select group of staff, students, parents and media persons. All of them had to observe social distancing norms.The ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks by the school’s headmistress.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria Group currently runs twelve K-12 schools, five pre-schools, two business management institutes, a teacher’s training institute in northern India and a degree college in Kolkata. The group has a broad base of more than 20,000 alumni and 15,000 students. The group’s schools have created a niche position especially in the K-12 domain.