Functions are the necessary part of our social life. More over them give colours in our life. Prize distribution function is held in every school and every college.
Prize distribution function is a pride day for the students. It gives them chance to show their worth. Some achieve it in games and others win prizes for getting distinction in academic field.
The prize distribution function of our school took place on 28th January, 2002. It was held in the open area of the school. A beautiful sitting arrangement was made. The state education minister presided over it.
The chief guest arrived in time. He was received at the school gate by the Principal and other members of the staff.
The function started with a welcome song. The N.C.C. and Red Cross boys gave a show of drill which everybody liked.
The fancy dress made people laugh again and again. Tit-bits, stories, speeches and songs had a great effect on the audience.
The Principal then read out his annual report. The school had marched from strength to strength.
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The higher secondary results were brilliant. The school had won a name in the games also. He mentioned the merit of scholarships won by number of students in different classes. His speech was punctuated with cheers and aplauses.
Then the President gave away the prizes to the boys who had got distinctions in studies and games and sports. The prize winners received their prizes and saluted the President in graceful manner.
After distribution of the prizes, the President stood up and gave a good short speech. He praised the school for its good work and great progress and promised to help it in every way in loud cheers.
The Secretary then thanked the President and the guests for the trouble they-had taken” in coming to the school.
A holiday was announced and the function came to an end. After this, distribution of sweets to the boys took place.
ANNUAL PRIZE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION
Annual prize distribution function is the greatest event in a school. The Principal, the staff and the student look forward to this day with great zest and zeal. Like a birthday it comes once a year and prize distribution day is usually often the foundation day of the school.
The annual prize distribution day is the most important and the most significant day in an institution. It is eagerly awaited by the staff and the students, whether they are prize-winners or not.
Quite often I attend the prize distribution of the Guru Harkrishan Public School in Delhi. Its Principal, Sardar Gurdial Singh Dhillon, is a devoted and dedicated man. Its entire staff is hard working. Its students are highly disciplined and intelligent. They are not only studious but also have wide general knowledge of the world. It is a wonder to watch its students during the prize distribution ceremony. It is a joy to see how they guide the guests to their seats and how they look after their comforts. They boys are naturally trained and not specially rehearsed for the occasion, because even otherwise they behave brilliantly during the school hours and even outside the classes.
The chief guest, who distributes prizes, is a very important man. Once Sardar Gurdial Singh Dhillon, Lok Sabha Speaker presided over the function. So this was the occasion when the principal and the chef guest had the same name. They are old friends and it was a rare occasion for them to meet together.
In Guru Harkrishan Public School the students and staff arrive two hours before the prize distribution day to look after the arrangements. The guest are expected to be their seats half an hour before the arrival of the chief guest who usually arrives punctually in the nick of time.
There is an introductory speech by the principal, then a speech by the chief guest, and then the prizes are distributed. It is followed by a variety of shows which includes dramas, dances, and colourful shows and other interesting items in both English and Hindi, besides Punjabi. Then there is farewell speech by the President of the Governing Body. It is followed by the tea and snacks for the guests. It is altogether a memorable occasion.
One special feature of the annual prize distribution in Guru Harkrishan Public School is that prizes are also given to those students who attend the school regularly and do not remain absent even for a day throughout the year. This prize is received by the parents rather than students, because parents too are responsible for regular attendance. Quite a large number of parents do get the prizes!