After toiling for day and night, practising from morning to evening, finally the D-Day arrived. As the clock struck 10:30 and the Multi-Purpose Hall filled with the Scholars of AIL, the faculty, and the Alumni, it was time for all of it to yield results.
The Annual Day of AIL was conducted on April 28th, 2018.
As the Event Coordinators kept the fingers crossed and the Hosts announced the arrival of the Chief Guest, the hurly burly activities came to a still, and all the eyes were fixed on the Eye of the Hall, as the guests walked in.
If began with the Lamp-lightning ceremony.
Then the crowd was addressed by the Principal, Dr Tejinder Kaur, who presented the Annual
Report of the Institute, which also included achievements and mass appreciation that AILians have gathered in International and National Moot Court Competitions, Debates and MUNs, Sports Competitions and Cultural Fests. Followed by the speech, 1st-Year Girls presented a captivating classical dance devoted to Almighty. Immediately followed by it was the Rajasthani dance by the young Dancing Diva- Sonu Parmar.
To blend the jingling of ghunghroo with the vibration of guitar, Aafreen, Aahat, and Ibadat presented an acoustic performance.
Followed by it was a mesmerising dance by the batch of 3rd-Year which depicted the journey of a scholar, and the Five years in college with highs and lows.
Then came the time of acknowledging the efforts of all the winners. The Felicitation Ceremony was initiated with distribution of Alumni Sponsored Scholarships, and moved on to Cultural and Moot Court awards. The Tata Memorial Scholarships followed, and then the Institute Trophies for achievers in Academics.
And then came the most awaiting moment.
The coveted Silver trophy which stood high on the pedestal, glistening with pride, engraved with intricate designs and adorned with the Ashok Chakra, which had all the eyes set on it since it was placed in the centre of the stage, had to be named to someone who was adjudged as “ALL ROUNDER”. As the heartbeats went high and the name was about to be disclosed, the Army Commander Trophy was picked up and passed on to the Chairman.
And finally, Pooja Kapoor (Sports Prefect, 5th-Year) was named as the much deserving awardee of the Trophy. The crowd went berserk and the Hall pulsated with endless applause and hooting out of merriment.
As the prize distribution ended, the Chief Guest, Lt Gen Dhillon, AVSM, VSM, YSM, SM, was invited on the stage to speak a few words. Sir appreciated the efforts put in by the faculty and AILians in making the show a huge success and motivated all the Scholars to strive to do better both in Academics and Co-curricular activities. He also recalled the days when he was a student and the facilities weren’t that great. He concluded with a note of faith that the young scholars would indeed try to make the best use of their potential and reiterate the entire country with the truth that for the Youth, ‘Sky is the limit’!
With this as the last official event of the Session, the Academic Year was called off. Apart from tons of memories of friendship, grace, melody and beauty, many young scholars were greatly inspired to do better.
Yes, it did yield results.
And with this, ‘Academic Session 2017-18,’ signs off.
This write-up has been prepared by Nishant Tiwari (I Year).