Boniyar, Baramulla. Aug 17: The Army Goodwill School at Boniyar, Baramulla conducted the Annual Day celebrations of the School with traditional pomp and show. The occasion highlighted the enviable record achieved by the school in the field of academics, sports and co-curricular activities. The success story of the school has been epitomized by one of its notable alumni, Marisha Aslam, who graduated from the school in 2012 and is currently pursuing her MBBS Final Year from SKIMS College. The young girl is a wonderful example of what ignited minds can achieve if give the right guidance and opportunity. The school has grown from a very humble beginning with 209 students and classes upto V standard in the year 2002 to higher secondary school with 518 students. The school has now been upgraded upto class Xll in the year 2017.
The annual report of the school was presented by the Principals Mr Syed Abid Rizvi. The highlight of the achievement was the academic achievement of the last year in which the school achieved 100% result, with 94.73% of the 10th std stüdents achieving distinction, which is comparable to the best schools in the state. The students of the school thereafter showcased their immense talent by producing a variety entertainment programme which had its hues from various parts of the country. While showcasing the culture of Kashmir and promoting the local art forms were the basic aim of the cultural programme the children voluntarily chose to try their hand in other traditional dance forms of the country too. The Jhumar dance of tea tribes and Bihu dances of Assam enthralled the audience and gave an excellent account of the students to adapt instantly to such varied art forms.
The Chief Guest at the occasion was Maj Gen R P Kalita, SM, VSM, GOC of the Dagger Division and Patron of the School. He complimented the students for their immense talent and willingness to produce such fine performance. He also praised the faculty for an excellent academic performance and exhorted them to mould the children to contribute at the national level.