Curtains down on Platinum Jubilee celebrations, students stage cultural extravaganza
Jamshedpur, Jan 15: Curtains came down on platinum jubilee celebration of Sacred Heart Convent School, one of the oldest and prominent English-medium schools in the Steel City on Wednesday.
Students put up a spectacular, colourful cultural programme titled “Odyssey” – from innocence to experience at Tata Auditorium, XLRI.
All three departments of the school, KG, Primary and High School participated in this cultural extravaganza. The highlight of the programme was the dance drama ‘The Kingdom of Cards’ by Nobel-laureate Rabindranath Tagore, bringing out the message that children’s creativity and individuality should not be suppressed due to societal pressure and competition.
A special souvenir was released on this occasion by the guests of honour His Grace Most Reverend Felix Toppo S.J. , Archbishop of Ranchi , Dr. Sister Doris D’Souza, Provincial Superior , Apostolic Carmel, Northern Province along with Sister Valsa A.C. , Superior and Manager of the school and Sister Rashmita A.C., the principal of Sacred Heart Convent School.
A special documentary showcasing the history of the school was also shown at the event.
Earlier, on Tuesday too students put up a spectacular cultural extravaganza – Odyssey – from innocence to experience as an ode to childhood and adolescence and the journey of school life.
Chief Guest for the occasion was Sudhanshu Pathak, VP, Steel Manufacturing, Tata Steel. Addressing the gathering, Chief Guest said, it is a matter of great for any institution which completes 75 years of its foundation. ‘Sacred Heart Convent School management through education is working to empower women. Quality education is everyone’s need and schools across Jamshedpur have been top rated in excellence in education’, added Pathak.
The school was established on January 15, 1945. It started with humble beginnings at 5, Beldih Triangle, after which it shifted its premises to CNR Hall, Dhatkidih High School and Dalma Villa. Later, a plot of land at Park Road, Northern Town, was secured from Tata Steel and the present school was constructed and occupied in January 1951.
In March 1952, the school sent its first batch of matriculates, while in 1963 it received affiliation from the Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISC), New Delhi. The first batch of students took the Senior Cambridge Examination in 1965.
The shift to the present Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) was made in 1974. The first batch of ISC students (Class XII with arts, commerce and science stream) was sent up in March 1995. Managed by the Apostolic Carmelite nuns, Sacred Heart is an all-girls English medium school affiliated to the Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi and offers education from kindergarten to class XII.