Prize distribution is one of the important functions of a school. It is a memorable event of the institution. It is held generally a few days before the examinations and marks the end of the academic year.
The function in our school was held in the first week of July. It was held in the school hall. The director of education was invited to preside over the function. The rooms were whitewashed and cleaned. The school compound was decorated with flower pots and banners. Maps, pictures and paintings were hung on the walls Chairs were arranged for the visitors. The stage was beautifully decorated. Prizes were arranged neatly on a separate table. The prize-winners sat near the stage.
The chief guest arrived exactly on time. He was received by the principal and other members of the staff at the gate. The school band played the national anthem. The scouts gave him a guard of honour. He was taken to the hall by the principal and members of the committee.
A song preceded the function. It was followed by a short drama. The principal read the annual report about the progress, examination results and extra-curricular activities of the school. The chief guest gave away the prizes. I also won a prize for standing first in my class. After that the chief guest delivered a short speech. He praised the school for its all-round progress and talked to the students about their duties and responsibilities.
The principal thanked the chief guest and the function came to an end amidst cheers.