The three-day 85th Founder’s Day celebrations at Welham Boys’ School commenced with a Book Fair, inaugurated the parents of the School Captain, Arnav Goel. The much-awaited Annual Athletic Meet saw the top sportsmen of Welham giving their best for the glory of their house. The most coveted Marching Trophy this year was jointly won by Krishna and Cauvery House.
The first day concluded with the enchanting Junior School Production based on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.
Day Two started with the inauguration of the Exhibitions displaying the brilliant talent of the students in every nook and corner of the School which was highly appreciated by one and all.
The Founder’s Assembly had the honour of hosting Padma Bhushan Dr. Tarlochan S. Kler, Chairman, Fortis Heart and Vascular Institute, as the Chief Guest. In his address, Dr. T. S. Kler emphasized the importance of education and the integral role of teachers in one’s life. The Chairman, Board of Governors, WBS, Mr. Darshan Singh congratulated the Principal, Ms. Sangeeta Kain, and the entire Welham staff for steering the school through challenging times during the pandemic. He shared the school’s collective vision for a techno-ready future. The assembly also saw the screening of the Welham Newz, which has become a chronicle of life at Welham over the years. The Principal presented the Annual Report in which she outlined the various achievements of the school. Viraj Lohia, School Captain 2021-2022 was awarded the Dr. Anil Wilson award, for his outstanding academic performance. Sankalp Gupta of Grade X was conferred with the Principal’s Award for scoring 99.0% in the Grade X board exams. The School Captain, Arnav Goel delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of his batch, reminiscing the time spent at Welham.
The celebrations continued with The Ensemble- a melodious musical extravaganza with 128 singers and instrumentalists singing and playing various instruments from the saxophone to the table to the sitar, guitar, and many more. The Ensemble was followed by the Middle and Senior School Production, The Lion King, directed by Mr. Stephen Marazzi, which reiterated the take it easy philosophy of Hakuna Matata along with highlighting the ‘delicate balance’ in the Circle of Life which must be maintained at all costs.