10th Standard Farewell Speech

The journey ahead beckons – fare well!

By Siddharth Premnath, Class X-H


“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

Good Morning to one and all present here. My name is Siddharth Premnath from 10th H and today; I stand in front of you to thank you all for being part of my life’s journey, and wish you all the best in life.

I want to start off with how I got here. In the September of 2003, my parents and me left India and went to UK. This was because my mother was completing her post doctorate there. After a lovely year at Cambridge, we returned to India in the September of 2004. My parents were looking for a CBSE school and hence, I joined DAV Public School, Pune. Little did I know that day would change my life for years to come.

DAV Pune was established in the year 2003. I literally grew up as the school grew up. Slowly, year after year, I went up, standard by standard. These years truly were some of the most glorious days of my life. DAV was my home for 6 hours a day. The passionate teachers and the exuberant students enriched my school life to extents that I didn’t know were even possible. Now, standing here, I feel like I truly appreciate the value of school life.

“I like the feeling of finding it difficult to say goodbye because it only means I have found a true friend.”

Over the years, we have had so many different kinds of friends. The bully, the teacher’s pet, the know it all, the class clown, the lost one, the borrower, the gossip and that one friend who laughs funnier than he jokes… We have all had them and we have all cherished our memories with them. These friends have been constants. They have always had our backs and have never let us down.

All of us will also always remember our amazing teachers who imparted invaluable experiences and knowledge that we will remember and relish for eternity. On behalf of all of my friends, I would like to thank all those teachers who always corrected us and never gave up on us.

Now, I want to speak about finding your passion and place in this world. I am sure some of us have no idea what we want to do after say, passing out of college. I don’t myself. But, to make a difference in this world, it is essential that you do what you love. Don’t just do something because someone tells you that it’s prestigious or that it pays a lot. Do something because you love it and you want to make a difference in this world doing it.

The best way to find your passion is this: Imagine you had only 1 year left to live, and you could do whatever you wanted. You were also guaranteed to be successful at whatever you did. What would you do?

10th standard has been a turning point for all of us. As we complete school life, we all start a new chapter in our lives.