For parents of school-going children drivers of the school vehicles are the second guardians of their wards. Because, on them rest the beats of parents' hearts until their kids reach school and come back home.
Yet, very rarely the school-vehicle drivers' services, laced with magnanimity, care and diligence are appreciated. That's how Mount Carmel Vidyaniketan school in Kottayam set a day apart to felicitate such drivers for the commendable services rendered by them.
On January 20, the school organised a special programme, directed by the school principal Sr. Gracelyn to appreciate the van, bus and autorickshaw drivers who transport the students safely to and from the school.
A public meeting was held at the school auditorium, presided over by the school manager Sr. Dhanya, CSST. Mahesh Kumar KM, the Sub Inspector of Police, Kottayam East, inaugurated the function.
Mahesh Kumar strongly recommended the drivers to maintain values in their profession and urged them to make adhering to traffic rules a culture of their life.
Swathi J (Probationary SI), Smitha James, vice principal and faculty members of the school, T D Josekutty, Bini Nair and Sheeba, who was also the general convener of the programme attended the function.
In her presidential address Sr. Dhanya reminded the drivers that they were the tangible hands of God to protect each child who has a great mission to achieve in future.
All the drivers were greeted and honoured with bouquet, gifts and mementoes. Noushad, the senior most among the drivers, expressed his gratitude in heart-touching words. All the drivers took the oath for 'Safe Driving' at the function.
Titled 'Karuthal 2020', the event is expected to leave a lasting impression on the minds the participants along with a deep sense of responsibility.