Dressed in caps and gowns, the Class of 2023 celebrated their special day with family and friends at Christel House India – Bangalore (CHIB). The graduation ceremony opened with students sharing fond memories and anecdotes of their time at the school. They also expressed gratitude to the late Christel DeHaan, Founder of Christel House. Harshitha, Grade 12 Science, spoke for her classmates from the stage. “The graduating class of 2023 marks another step forward in Christel Ma'am's dream of empowering the underprivileged.”
Christel House India leadership congratulated students for their achievements and offered words of wisdom for the graduates. “As we all know, life is a fabulous journey,” said Maya Abhimanyu, CHIB Principal. “There will be moments of happiness and moments of sadness, so enter this new world with full enthusiasm and new hopes.” Jaison C Mathew, Christel House India CEO encouraged students to give back. “Practice gratitude and remember to make a positive impact on the lives you touch,” he said. Graduation mementos were handed out to the students followed by the Christel House Choir performing a beautiful rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” The ceremony ended with a Class of 2023 photo session and students and families enjoying high tea.