31st ANNUAL DAY Of AKAL ACADEMY BARU SAHIB Dedicated to the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji
The 31st Annual day of Akal Academy Baru Sahib, the flagship of 129 Academies spread across 5 states of North India, was celebrated on 20th Oct 2019. Air Marshal (retd) PS Bhangu was the chief guest. More than 500 parents attended the function.
Established by Hon. Baba Iqbal Singh ji in 1987 Akal academy Baru Sahib commenced its journey with 5 students and has grown to 1285 students from across 18 states of India and six countries from overseas. The Academy is a residential school and is unique to have National curriculum i.e. CBSE and also offers two international curriculum. Cambridge & IB PYP in the New campus.
The program this year was dedicated to 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji. It commenced with the Review of the Parade by the Chief Guest and the Academy March Past. The performance of students included Shabad, picturising the philosophy & teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Children also touched the heart of the audience by staging the transformation of Bhumiya Chor by internalizing the essence of teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji which led him to the path of righteousness.
Dr. Davinder Singh, Secretary Kalgidhar Trust, shared the journey of Kalgidhar Trust in the field of Education and Health since 1987 and it’s Relief, Rehabilitation and women Empowerment initiatives. One of the most ambitious programs of the Trust, AIRWE, aims at emancipation of women and their empowerment. Responding to urgent needs of society the Trust has established de-addiction centers in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh where more than 3500 patients suffering from affliction to drug abuse have been treated successfully.
The award ceremony felicitated the Principals, Teachers and Students of Akal Academy Baru Sahib and other Akal Academies for outstanding performance in the board exams for Year 2018- 2019. Dr. Neelam Kaur, Advisor Education and Health, the Kalgidhar Trust, informed that the academic performance in the board exams across all Academies was stupendous. 2507 students appeared in Grade X Board Examination with pass percentage of 100. The rural students of Grade X bagged top positions in the six districts and were second and third in the other six districts. More than 200 awards were given away on the occasion. Annual report of Akal Academy Baru Sahib was presented by Mr. Kishore Antony, Vice Principal, who started his Teaching career at Akal Academy Baru Sahib 25 years before.
On the occasion the Hon Chief Guest in his address appreciated the Value based Education which was instrumental in creating excellence. Hon’ble Baba Iqbal Singh ji, graced the occasion and blessed the children. In his pearls of wisdom, Hon’ble Babji reiterated the teachings and philosophy of Guru Nanak Ji of seeing One in All and All in One. The need of the hour is to nurture the children, hope for future and create better human beings for tomorrow who will embrace humanity and spread the message of Universal brotherhood of Gur Nanak Dev Ji.