Good morning one and all gathered here. it gives me immense pleasure to be in this honorable position. i thank all my teachers for their support and encouragement to help me excel as an all rounder. the treasure trove of knowledge and the skills they taught only helped me to get this "best student" post.there is a famous quote by DR.A.P.J Abdul Kalam. "dream, dream, dream, dreams changes into thoughts and thoughts result in action". i took this as my motivation and i tried to give my best in everything i did. so i conclude my speech by saying that a "smooth sea can never produce a skillful navigation". so friends, minimize your laziness to maximize your success.