A year of togetherness and love
It was a memorable day for our students at Deepalaya School, Gusbethi. The two-yellow coloured buses donated by Nikon India were beautifully decorated with flowers and balloons. So much so, it took a while to find out which one is the new one. The bus has been an asset for the girls as it has helped girls studying in the school commute from far-away areas.
12 people from Nikon India Private Limited, including Mr. Kazuo Ninomiya, Managing Director & Mr. Sajjan Kumar, V P -- Imaging arrived at Deepalaya School, Gusbethi on 25th February, 2016 to celebrate the Handing over ceremony of 40-seater bus gifted by Nikon for promotion of girl-child education.
The guests were given a warm welcome. The school band was in its full bloom. Two girls dressed in traditional yellow Haryanvi dress welcomed the guests with tika and flowers. As the guests entered the premises, they were given bouquets and roses.
The day started with the lighting of lamp by the honourable guests, Mr. T K Mathew, Chief Executive & Mr. A J Philip, President. The students then sang a welcome song. Thereafter Mr. T K Mathew, CE Deepalaya gave a welcome speech and informed how the last bus donated by Nikon has helped us in reducing the drop-out rate and has increased the school enrolment of girls too. He thanked Mr. Kazou Ninomiya & other members of the team for their generosity.
After the welcome speech, girls put up a scintillating dance performance. Dressed in yellow, green and pink, the audience was enthralled with the Haryanvi dance. Thereafter, Mr. Kazou Ninomiya, was invited to say a few words on the occasion. He said that “bus is a small gift to the girls studying in the school and is a small gesture to promote education”.
Thereafter, students from Childrens’ home presented a yoga dance. It was an excellent fusion of music with yoga. After the innovative dance, Mr. A J Philip, President, Deepalaya was asked to felicitate the guests with a few words. He thanked Nikon for the beautiful gift. After the speech, everyone moved towards the bus. A few girls were asked to sit in the bus. Mr. Kazou Ninomiya, Mr. A J Philip & Mr. T K Mathew then flagged off the bus for a short ride to a nearby village.
The guests thereafter took a tour of Deepalaya gram, specially the houses of boys and girls and the school. The handing over ceremony was a huge success.