Welham Boys' School saw the investiture ceremony of its newly elected body of prefects, on the 7th of February, 2018. The Principal along with Mr. Amit Kumar Sinha IPS, Director of the Forensic Lab, Wireless Lab and the IDTA presided over the ceremony.
The Principal commended the efforts of the prefect body of 2017 and welcomed the newly elected prefects with her message - she reminded them that honesty and integrity were qualities that made leaders successful and effective. She encouraged the new School leaders to lead with integrity and commitment. She emphasized the role of the School prefects in a student driven school. She also reminded them that the position comes with a lot of expectations and urged them to self-reflect as they took on these important roles.
After the Principal’s address the new prefects took the oath. The Presiding Officer pinned the badges and the Principal handed the prefects their respective flags, following the traditional way of transferring power and responsibility.
The Chief Guest addressed the boys and shared a personal anecdote to illustrate the power and responsibility that leaders have. He assured the boys that having high expectations from their teams is the sign of a good leader. He also reminded them of the importance of being in the trenches with the team, he said it is a place that would inspire new ideas and build camaraderie. The newly elected School Captain delivered the vote of thanks and vowed that he and his team would take the school from strength to strength.
The school song concluded this ceremony which was witnessed by all the students, some parent and staff members. One of the most sacrosanct and solemn occasions in the school calendar the Investiture ceremony is one which fills the Welham fraternity with pride.
Prefect Body -2018
Abhay Singh Dhillon
Round Square President
Siddhant Singh Suryavanshi