MY LAST DAY AT SCHOOL
It is a custom in our school that the students of class IX bid forward farewell to the out going students of class X. they make the parting day as much memorable as they can. They arrange a parting feast and bear all its expenses. They do their best to make the function a success.
This year 20th February was my last day at school. The school bell rang as usual. The boys of class X were sad in outlook. After the first period the teachers and the students of high classes met in the school hall. The Head Master and teachers sat in chairs. We, the students took out eats on dual desks.
The function was started by the students of class IX. They started reading poems. They sang songs and made speeches to the occasion. Every item of the program was directed towards the outgoing class. Then our class incharge got up. He made a speech which moved out hearts.
He told us that we were soon entering life. Out care-free life would end soon after we got school certificates. After passing Secondary School Examination we would have to face the hard realties of life. He advised us to face the life boldly and honestly. He asked us to be honest, truthful and upright in out dealings. He advised us to set and aim of our life and try to achieve it with fair means.
Last of the all, Head Master rose in his seat. There were clapping on all sides. He made a brief but beautiful speech. He talked of our association with school for number of years. It was the school and its worthy teachers that had prepared them for the struggle of life. He explained in details the advantages of simple living and high thinking. He wished us all a successful life and bright future.
Then our monitor thanked the Head Master, the member of staff and the students of class IX for their good wishes. He promised on behalf of his fellows that they would keep in mind the lessons taught by their teachers. He further said that they would do their best to remove ignorance from Pakistan. He assured the Head Master and the teachers that they would never forget their school, the temple of learning.
After these lectures the grand tea-party took place. Fruits and sweets were served in great quantity. We ate them to out fill. There was a lot of fun. At 4 p.m. we were photographed, this was the last item of the function.
We left the school with mixed feelings of joy and sorrow.