By: Aarshiya Gorkhali and Alina Giri
On 13 February 2022, Premier International IB World School announced its full membership of the International School Sports Federation (ISF), presented by the Nepal School Sports Federation (NSF) with a certificate handover ceremony held on its premises. Premier is the first and only school in Nepal to have full membership of ISF. ISF is an international non-governmental organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee in various world-level sports. The event which took place in the main building of the school was moderated by the School Principal, Mr. Niladri Sekhar Parial, and the School Librarian Ms. Prateema Pandey. Present at the event are guests from the National Sports Council, teachers, parents, School/Parent Ambassadors, and the Student Editorial Team members.
The warm event began at 11:15 AM with a welcome note by the moderators followed by the national anthem. The special guests present at the event are the Managing Director of PIS, Mr. Basant Thapa, School director Ms. Pawitra Limbu, Chief Guest Mr. Shiva Koirala, and Mr. Rajkumar Karki, the Nepal Sports Council Vice President. Ms. Pawitra Limbu gave an opening remark and welcomed all that were present. As ISF is not well known in Nepal, a short introductory video was played to the audience to give them insight into what the organization is about. This was followed by the handing over of the certificate by the ISF, received by Mr. Basant Thapa on behalf of the school. This joyous moment was celebrated through a short video of the school which underlined the significant events and achievements of the students and was appreciated by Mr. Rajkumar Karki, Co-President of PABSON, Mr. DK Dunghana, Mr. Pradeep Joshi, President of Nepal School Sports Federation, President of Nepal University Sports Association, and the Chief Guest of the event, Mr. Shiva Koirala. In the words of Mr. Joshi, Premier blends the national curriculum in international standards and focuses on academics and sports equally as that is a place for independent critical thinkers that helps balance their physical and mental well-being.
A token of appreciation and khada was handed over to Mr. Shiva Koirala by Mr. Basant Thapa towards the end of the event and a vote of thanks was given by Mr. Basant Thapa. To appreciate all the guests present, High Tea was arranged for all and the event formally came to a close at 12:20 PM.