The Tema-based Delhi Public School International (DPSI) has over the weekend, held the 2018 edition of its annual funfair. The fair was attended by about 2,500 students, teachers and parents as well as journalists, with some lucky participants walking home with amazing prizes on the night.
In all, 52 prizes were won after a raffle draw which saw two persons winning Emirates Airlines return tickets to Dubai, with others walking away with Samsung Galaxy smartphone, iPhone, LG LED television, microwaves, cash, dinner tickets, among other mouth-watering souvenirs. The overall winner was Ashok Kumar Amin who took home an Emirates Airlines return ticket for Dubai.
Students from the various departments together with their parents, teachers and authorities of the school engaged in several sporting and recreational activities during the event which was sponsored by B5 Plus, Emirates Airlines, Ecobank, Access Bank, Binatone, among a host of other corporate institutions.
There was also a special unity walk, with the students raising national flags of countries like Iraq, North Korea, India, Ghana, Nigeria, China, United States of America (USA) in a demonstration of their unity.
The fair was equally an occasion to showcase the talents that exist within DPSI, with students displaying their singing, modelling, dancing, public speaking abilities to an ecstatic audience made up of the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, and Director of DPSI, Mukesh Thakwani.
It was an amazing sight to behold especially when Mr Thakwani, an Indian business tycoon, took to penalty kicks together with his son, Visha Thakwani.
An obviously excited Sam George, in a brief address during the event, said it was refreshing to note that the school took extracurricular activities seriously.
He commended the school for the manner in which it had trained its students academically which has helped DPSI to win many international awards.
He spoke about the high level of unity existing in the school which has over 700 students from 28 countries across the world, saying the level of unity in the school was worthy of commendation.
He urged the students to take their education seriously for a successful future.
Mr. Thakwani, speaking to the media on the sidelines of the occasion, said the funfair was growing bigger and better each year.
He said what distinguished DPSI from other learning institutions was its ability to build the confidence level of its students through such extracurricular activities.
Earlier, Mr. Thakwani dedicated the evening to students of DPSI, saying to them “thank you, students, for also building the confidence in me.”
He reiterated his pride whenever he stood before the students, whose confidence level he seems to be madly in love with.