A prize – giving ceremony is held once a year at every college. It is an academic ceremony where students are rewarded for their merit. It is also an occasion of great joy and delight. The prize giving day of our college came off last month.
On the day, the college building was beautifully decorated with flowers , coloured flags and festoons. The hall – room in which the function took place was nicely decorated. The elite of the society were invited . The local D.C. was the chief guest on the occasion.
By 11 am, the invited guests arrived . The volunteers guided the distinguished guests of the locality to the seats. The guardians of the students took seats in the rows allotted for them. The students took their seats in the back. There prevailed an atmosphere of solemnity and quietness.
The function began with the recitation from the Holy Quran . The National Anthem was sung with the hoisting of the National Flag. Then, the principal read out the annual report of the college. The report was followed by the speeches of a few guardians . The principal then called out the names of the prize winners . The prize winners took their prizes from the president . The other students encouraged them by clapping their hands. The president shook hands with them and gave away prizes with a happy smile. It was also a memorable day for me because I too received a prize from his hand for my outstanding performance in the last final examination.
Finally, the president gave a short but instructive speech . His speech was followed by a vote of thanks by the Principal. The function came to a close with a song . It was quite an enjoyable day.