Ladies and Gentlemen, do forgive me if I may sound nervous and unclear in my speech ,for this happens to be my first attempt at talking to a crowd on such a special occasion.
If I had to look at myself now from the perspective of my 15 year old self, I most certainly would’ve tried to slap myself awake. Little did I know that I was going to be part of a school that was going to bring out the dormant and creative side of my personality.
Parshwanath Doshi-XII B To be very frank with all of you, I was a very studious and an introvert person. I was striving only to get better marks in the next examination coming my way. Being from a boys school, I had also developed a small phobia of talking to girls. Coming to this school has dramatically changed the way I look at life today. Over the course of 2 years, Parshwanath Doshi, who was only known for his good grades had played the piano on stage, conducted a quiz competition, played a role in an English play, delivered a speech in Hindi, become a prefect, participated in essay writing competition, played in inter-house football match, run for a Cross – Country race twice and much more.
VPMS is the reason why today, I am able to stand before you give this speech. This school’s uniqueness lies in the various opportunities that it gives all of its pupils. The teachers are able focus more on each individual child since the population here is relatively less. In my hours of contemplation during break times, I realised that the children enjoy spending half of their days here. Even support staff seem to love to do their jobs, which is one of the reasons why some of them have been working here for almost as long as I’ve lived. In this rather brief association with VPMS,I have learned many invaluable lessons, for which I am indebted to it. Today. on the threshold of life, before we all part ways, I would like to thank all of you. My teachers, for all the knowledge and guidance you have given me ,my dear friends and all the kids studying in junior classes for being constant reminders of an optimistic and happy life .