The Indian School Riffa Campus students paid tribute to the Kingdom of Bahrain on the occasion of the 51st National Day. Parents and grandparents of the students had attended the grand celebrations marking their love and respect for the Kingdom and its leadership.
The events commenced with the formation of the Bahrain Human Flag shaped like a pearl. The process was amazing as the students with their teachers and staff moved from their classes to the campus ground in a maze to form the flag. Grade 3 students dressed in white T-shirts and caps shaped the five triangles that represent the five pillars of Islam. They were followed by students from grade 2 and 1 dressed in red attire to represent the red portion of the Bahrain Flag. Kids from the kindergarten fashioned the header of the event ISB RIFFA 2022. Being part of such a mega event was a novel experience for little ones who enthusiastically participated in the celebrations. The formation and red and white colours and the celebrations dazzled the campus with a positive vibe.The National Anthem marked the opening of the day’s celebrations which was sung by all members of the ISB family.
ISB Hon. Chairman Prince S Natarajan, Executive Committee members Mohammed Khursheed Alam,Premalatha NS,Principal Pamela Xavier, Crown EMS Procurement Manager Vijayalaxmi and Vice-Principal Academics Satheesh G attended the ceremony. Principal Pamela Xavier gave welcome address. Prince Natarajan hoisted the flag in the presence of the students and staff. This was followed by the recital of the verses from the Holy Quran.
Prince Natarajan in his address welcomed the guests and applauded the school for the formations and the unique representations bringing out the best in pupils. He extended best wishes to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, the Royal Family and the people of Bahrain on the occasion of the National Day.
The programme continued with traditional dances performed by the Arabic students from classes 1, 2 and 3 which were choreographed by their teachers. While the show was on, student parades were also taking place, and it was much more fun for ISB junior reporters visiting different parts of the campus to interview and get feedback from grandparents and well-wishers on the day’s events.
The National Day celebrations are solemn occasions to honour the Kingdom and its majestic leadership. The week was jam-packed with activities, greeting cards and posters of Bahrain’s leaders could be seen all around the campus. Arabic teachers and staff organized special events and assemblies for the children to socialize and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Kingdom.