The fun-filled mega event of SAI International School, UNWIND was successfully conducted on Sunday, November 17, 2019. It was inaugurated by Chief Guest Shri R.Balakrishnan, IAS, Chief Advisor, Chief Minister’s Office, Government of Odisha and Guest of Honour, Ms.Chithra Arumugam, IAS, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Department of School and Mass Education, Government of Odisha, in presence of Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Founder, SAI International Education Group and Advisor, Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan, Dr. Silpi Sahoo, Vice Chairperson, SAI International Education Group and Shri Nilakantha Panigrahi, Senior Principal, SAI International School.
Shri Balakrishnan briefed the assemblage on the difference between normal education and value-based education and said that events of such kind prepares students for the real world. He advised the students to walk the extra mile to achieve excellence in life.
Ms. Arumugam advised the students to have the courage to be true to their own self and stay connected with their inner self. Speaking about UNWIND, she said that ‘Learn’ stands for constructing knowledge to communicate, ‘Lead’ indicates to go and shine wherever one is and ‘Serve’ means giving back to the world, which is the best part of a person.
Dr. Sahoo outlined the objective of UNWIND and shared that it gives the students an opportunity to learn through an event, which would instil in them the essential qualities of a leader helping them beyond their school years.
The Holistic Parenting Award was presented to the parents of State Topper, Commerce, Khusi Gupta. The winners of Business Model Competition 2019 were also awarded on the occasion.
As part of the Social Connect activity, students of Swami Bichitrananda Kalyan Ashram, Cuttack, considered as the oldest Orphanage of Independent India, visited the event along with their teachers. The students had a wonderful time playing the various games. They gave a brilliant dance performance which was loved by the assemblage.
On the occasion, the SAIoneers showcased their musical and dancing talents in four different podiums during UNWIND 2019. Students from KG II to XII sang, danced, played instruments and did beat boxing to their hearts content. Each performance spoke about the interest and talent of the students.
Colourful arcades, bouncy castles, mind-boggling games, delectable cuisines and many more marked UNWIND 2019. The event came to an end with an enthralling performance by Ms. Lisa Mishra, a young dynamic singer. She won everyone’s heart with her heart touching songs.
The SAI Family including parents and teachers had a wonderful time at UNWIND 2019. Every year SAI International School organizes the mega fest to foster unity and brotherhood, develop compassion, infuse traits of a future leader in the students and enjoy to one’s heart’s content. More than 25,000 people including students and parents attended the mega event.