In memory of her mother, late Mrs. Margaret Anthony, the chief guest, Dr (Ms.) L. R. Anthony and her elder sister Dr (Mrs) P. Singh have introduced a Running shield for the Best Boy of the Junior School in 2016. Late Mrs. Margaret Anthony taught at BHS for almost 22 years. She was greatly admired by her students for her academic excellence. She was also a good singer and helped the students in school functions and musical programmes.
The hard work of the talented students of all sections from nursery to class 5 was given its due recognition. The prize winners portrayed the characteristics of true gentlemen and the parents with their heads held high cheered their wards as they walked up to receive the prizes. The prestigious running shield for the Best Boy of the Junior School was bagged by Shivam Verma of class V-C with 98 per cent marks.
The function began with an opening prayer by Rev. G. Daud, Secretary, Allahabad High School Society followed by the welcome address by Mrs. A. Bajpai.
The Hall was tastefully decorated and the proud parents cheered their loved ones during the delightful performance of children. The first event of the Moppet Stagecraft was Fun `n’ Frolic at the Beach by the children of nursery who joyfully sang and danced and walked the ramp flaunting their beautiful beach wear during a party at the beach. This was followed by “A Beauty Pageant” by the students of class 2. Here, the children beautifully exhibited how the fairy tales transports them to a different realm where the good wins over the evil. In `East meets West’, the students presented a fusion dance form. The perfection and precision of the dance left the audience awestruck. The students of Prep depicted through the superbly choreographed dance how life is at Boys” High School and how the congenial atmosphere here made them feel like a home away from home. The students of class 4 and 5, transported the audience into the exciting jungle world. The students of class 3, in “Touch the Stars” through a lively dance number portrayed how they are groomed at BHS. In the play, “A Fool's Paradise”, the students of class 5 threw light on how illiteracy and superstitious nature of a human being is a bane for the society.
In her motivating speech, the chief guest Dr (Mrs.) L. R. Anthony congratulated each and every student who had won a prize and praised the hard work and dedication shown by them throughout the past year which helped them to win a prize. She asked them to work even harder to achieve sure success in life. Speaking highly of the quality education being imparted to the children at Boys' High School and College, she said that it helps them to overcome the real challenges that lie ahead in future.
The programme came to an end with a vote of thanks by the Academic Supervisor, Mrs. C. B. Luke. In her brief speech, she congratulated the parents and appreciated the efforts of the teachers in nurturing a child’s talent. She also cautioned the prize winners not to get carried away with their achievements but to remain humble and generous.