“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”—- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
What was once said about the French Revolution is also true about the time we are all living in. Yes, it is definitely tough not being able to sit in classrooms, chat incessantly, share lunch boxes, and run around the basketball courts. Yet, we have successfully un-learned all the basics of our existence and picked up the threads of life. Yes, the show must always go on.
With this invincible spirit resonating in our hearts the students and teachers of Ekya JPN laid down the red carpet and welcomed their new leaders, the Student Council 2020. As the nominations poured in from Classes 9 and 10 with motivating speeches and creative videos as a part of the online campaign, classes 6 to 10 geared up to cast their precious votes. And yes, everything was happening online. The future leaders had to rake their brains to find out new ways to touch the lives of their constituents.
The ballots (read google forms) were cast and the race for laurels was real close. Finally, on October 3, 2020, in a solemn ceremony, Ekya JPN ushered in Aryan Dalmia and Urja Srivastava as the Head Boy and Head Girl. Sai Anagha (Cultural Secretary), Srithanishka Mummidi (Sports Captain), and Swara Bhavsar (Editor) took up their respective roles in the Council. Vipin Lokesh (Vice Cultural Secretary), Sutej R Haritsa (Vice Sports Captain), and Lakshin Sai Mahesh (Sub-editor) also held positions of honour. The occasion was graced by Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy, Founder and Managing Director of Ekya Schools who congratulated the Student Council and reminded them of their responsibilities. Ms.Ayesha Sirajuddin, the Head of South Campuses, and Ms. Deepa S, Head of School Ekya JP Nagar had words of wisdom for the new leaders.
The new leaders promised to be empathetic, respectful, and responsible in every way and faithfully discharge the duties of the office. We have full confidence in them and look forward to an eventful academic year full of innovative activities and exemplary unity.
A wise man once said, “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
So, we look forward to the Student Council 2020 to turn on the light……
Ms. Priyanka Ghosh,
Senior English Teacher,
Ekya School, JP Nagar