Convocation 2012

8 Oct

A few days back, I had my Higher secondary convocation. Full of pride and honor, the day flew with blissful gestures, prayers, tears and lucks. I was blessed with special respect and affection due to the ending speech I delivered, owing to my position as Head Girl of Habib Girls Higher Secondary School aided by the special bond I luckily share with my teachers and fellows. The convocation ceremony made the entire class feel special, loved and honored.

A glimpse of the event. It all started off when the Gymnasium of HPS was dense with tapping footsteps and melodious tunes. Organizing committee was at the edge, howling like unstable wind striving to ensure that arrangements were up to the mark and every one was at their right place, doing the right job. On the contrary, the conditions outside the venue was presenting more of a bee hive situation. Students roaming around like confused travelers, trying out gowns, fixing hats, predicting tassel positions, taking snapshots, hydrating themselves, posing and what not. It was funny how the teachers were trying to control the slot, dragging them to their positions and yet not being able to make them stick to it. But it was all justified, after all, it was our last chance to be the REAL STUDENTS.

The official event begun with our decent,disciplined, gracefully crafted walk in. We were royal, tall and smart.  It was followed by the national anthem, and speeches from Mrs. Amir Ali and Mrs. Alavi. They covered our entire achievement cloud, mentioned our names and gifted us eternal fame, which all of us cave for 🙂 Admit it!

An introduction was given to Ms. Anita Ghulam Ali, the chief guest of the event. She was majestic, and a stunning old lady – with ideals worth admiration, with achievements worth eternal applause, with words worth wisdom. She delivered a piece of thought, and rendered all of us speechless. I can still hear her voice, as it echos within me all the time. What I didn’t learned in these many years of schooling, she taught me in an instant. Severely arthritic, yet courageous. It was our honor to have her on our big day.

It was followed by the procession. Proud students coming in and receiving their award certificates. The sad part was that the level of enthusiasm and joy which was expected to be reflected in the form of applause was not observed. Only the famous one’s were upheld, and high achievers were acknowledged. That came as an immense displeasure, at least to me. It was a grand end for each one of us.

The distinguishing Higher Secondary section part was the locket which was given to the pioneer batch, as a token of appreciation from the entire staff – just another way of conveying the heart felt words that we were going to be missed. 🙂 (I am sure!)

I feel the necessity of writing about the moment when I went down the stairs to collect my certificate. It was expected, yet came as a surprise. I was the first one from the college who came, shook hands with the honorable Ms Ghulam Ali and recieved the award, she told me that she loved my speech, and also praised me for the results produced. It was a concise encounter, but the decent compliments she gave out made me feel out of the world. I really don’t know about others, But I do have a feeling that she must have regarded all the graduates  Seemed like she loved students!

Now the scene which gifted me lots of hugs and praises, the speech. I prepared for it for about a week or so, and really don’t know how I delivered it. It was indeed the fear of the end and stirred emotions and expressions. Special kudos to Ms. Jamal for aiding me through out the way, and standing beside me in the end to say that you were good! Aarti – the school head girl was commendable in taking the oath. She took all of us to a journey, which exemplified our life at Habib. She was an amazing head girl, indeed.

With a note of Thanks given out by Mrs. Saleem, the event came to an end. The proud parents, the honored graduates, and the teachers begun to murmur good bye’s and it all ended up with pictures, cards and of course – FOOD. 🙂

Thank you HGHSS! – you are going to be missed. But we will hang around as Alumni’s. INSHALLAH.


See the smiles? Yes we were at the top of the world!


One Response to “Convocation 2012”

  1. Zehrakhan October 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Thank u farwa for summing up our worlds best experience in such beautiful words ❤ loveyou!

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