June 13, 2015 proved to be a day for all ex-opjs’ians to get together and cherish old school days. The alumni meet 2015 was held on 13th June 2015 at the school auditorium. Around 25 teachers and 190 students gathered in the alumni evening. The program started at 4 in the evening with the registration process. After the registrations were over and the alumnis got seated inside the auditorium, the program started at 4:50pm. Continuing the tradition of the school, the program started with lamp-lighting ceremony by the senior teachers of school. The anchors, Ayushi Agrawal and Aditya Bansal, then, pushed the program ahead and called Apurva Saraf, Parul sharma and Nayan Bareth for sharing their experience of school life. To make the crowd fill with joy was the dance next on the program list. The dance was performed by Aadesh Agrawal and group. Next was a questionnaire round hosted by Arpan Pandey and Manan agrawal. The questions proved to be a good way to get flash-back of school memories. Gifts were awarded for each right answer given by the alumni. To fill the crowd with laughter was now Ineet tuteja with stand-up comedy. The comedy show was enjoyed to the extent. As the sun was setting and moon was ready to take up the sky, the band group made everyone moves their toes. Vocalist Devashish guru, Abhinav dubey, Tanya daniel, guitarist Ayush Tripathy and synthesizer master Shikhar Daniel rocked the stage with bollywood, classical, hollywood and chhattisgarhi songs. The ones-more appeal of the audience was never-ending.
Next was the speech for which every alumni waited for, speech by the principal Mr R.K. Trivedi. Principal Sir on his speech congratulated the organizers Saurabh agrawal, Shikhar daniel Siddhanth Mahapatra and Aditya bansal for putting up a great show. He showered words of blessings and thanked for being a part of the show that evening. His excitement could be seen when he jumped the stage on audience-demand. It was now time for games, which thrilled up everyone. Sack-race and lemon-spoon race was organised for boys and girls respectively. The game was successfully conducted by Arpan Pandey, Manan Agrawal and Shikhar Daniel. Winners of each round were awarded with gifts by Principal sir. Memorizing the old school days, it was Aditya Bansal again in his school uniform who recited beautiful self-written poem. The anchors than called for Siddhanth Mahapatra to tell about the future action plan of OPJSAA. It was followed by vote of thanks by Aditya Bansal and Ayushi Agrawal.
To keep a smiling-memory of the day which was filled with enjoyment, fun and laughter, photo-session was organised batch-wise. As the moon showered its milky light, the teachers and the alumnis moved forward for the snacks. The helping hand offered by Mr Pradip Mishra and Mrs Sangeeta Christopher, and the event managed by Saurabh Agrawal, Aditya Bansal and Shikhar Daniel, and with online promotion with help of Siddhanth Mahapatra made everyone go back with a smile that evening.
report by :- Arpan Pandey