Certificates were awarded to particular students for their academic and sports achievements in a ceremony held at the main campus on 15th September 2004. Students were recognized for their sports activities (runners up, for tournaments we were supposed to take part in but didn’t and for a 101 other reasons) and also for their academic achievements for the spring semester 2003 and the fall semester 2004. This award ceremony which has become a ritual attracted about 230 students, 182 awards were supposed to be given out while many sportsmen were given 3 or more awards for taking part in a number of sporting activities.
Most of those who attended this ceremony walked out with at least one certificate and some of them didn’t even know why they were honored. The academic awards went on smoothly, in this case only those students were recognized who actually scored a GPA good enough to be enlisted in the dean’s or the president’s list.
Too many certificates were given away on the occasion; even the President deserved one for giving away a record number. Perhaps the motive behind the occasion was not only to recognize the best but also to thank the participants.
Those who didn’t win anything need not worry coz they were the unique ones, the very few who escaped this hap hazard ceremony without a certificate:)
At the end everyone was happy, those honored were given a treat in the cafe. Such rituals are a good sign that this institution encourages active participation in all other walks as well other than studies, especially sports which does need a lot of attention. However the fate of the recognition for the debate competition and the dramatics competition which TIP won at IBA still remains uncertain. It is quite strange that the strangest of achievements were recognized in this ceremony but no heed was paid to those who made their mark on foreign soil.
Congratulations to all students for their achievements. All the best to future sportsmen and achievers.