August 21st 2011 was an evening of accolades. Achievements, success and awards were applauded to students in the midst of their proud parents, management and teachers. A warm welcome was meted out to the Chief Guest and his wife Mr. Amir Khan and Kiran Rao, and to the Chairman and his wife Mr. and Mrs. Dattaraj Salgaonkar.
The Sharada Mandir School Awards ceremony was compered by the Head boy Siddharth Shetty and the Head girl Isha Usgaonkar, along with Ella- Marie Filinto Sequeira and Akshaya Balasubramanian. The grand ceremony began with the School Anthem, followed by the ‘Welcome' by our Principal Mrs. Sharmila Umesh and then the lighting of the lamp. The Secondary school students invoked Goddess Saraswati's blessings through a prayer dance. Ma'am Eunice De Sa, the Principal of the Junior school, presented an elaborate ‘We have achieved.'
The Cultural entertainment brought on a medley of ‘Amir Khan' songs by the Elementary school and another medley of Goan Folk Dance by the Junior school.
The Chairman Mr Dattaraj Salgaonkar took the stage and delivered a motivating speech to the achievers of the day. After this, Academic Awards were presented to students of Std 1-9 by Kiran Rao. Interspersed with the introduction of the Guest of Honour Mrs Kiran Rao and the Chief Guest Mr. Amir Khan, the Sports Awards were presented by Mrs. Kiran Rao. Mr. Amir Khan presented the special awards to those who secured distinction and to those who topped the ICSE examination of March 2011. He then addressed the gathering with his inspiring words. A token of appreciation was presented by Mrs. Dipti Salgaonkar to Mr. Amir Khan and his wife.
Finally, Mr. Oscar Gonsalves proposed the Vote of Thanks followed by a song ‘We are the champions' and this evening came to a close with the National Anthem.