Tribute to Bapu
Prominence of a man is certainly reflected when his life influences and motivates people to transform for the better. Such was Mahatma’s life. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or Bapu, as he is fondly known, was agreeably one of India’s greatest freedom fighters.
Even decades after his death, his ideas and principles continue to drastically change people’s lives. He had a different idea towards life. His inspiring ideas and philosophies serve as guiding light for everyone and that’s why whether old or young, he is a role model for all Indians. January 30 is a reminder of those who sacrificed their lives, defending sovereignty of our country during and after the freedom movement. Every year, this day is observed as Martyrs’ Day across the country with due solemnity.
While remembering and paying tribute to the great leader — The Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, on his 70th death anniversary, Staford Preschool, Chowk held a special assembly. A two-minute silence was observed at 11 a.m. as a mark of respect to the revolutionary man.
Besides educating little children about Gandhiji and his life, they also made the kids understand the principles, values and philosophies that he followed and preached. Teachers even told children the importance non-violence, leadership and of treating everyone with equality. Not only this, kids were also made to take a pledge to speak, hear and see good, and above all do good for self and everyone.
Syed Arshaan Abbas of Pre-nursery-D; Rudra Veer Singh of Nursery-A; and Varad Gupta, Peehu Shukla and Kushagra Bisariya of Senior Play Group-C, who had come dressed as Gandhiji, were looked up at, in awe, by kids who had worn regular uniforms. They could relate well with Bapu’s white dhoti, shawl, khadaun (slippers), stick and spectacles. Scenes of the bollywood film, based on Gandhigiri — Lage Raho Munna Bhai, were also screened before the children of play group, pre-nursery, nursery and kindergarten. This movie show aimed to teach kids the importance of implementing Gandhiji’s values in their lives. Besides, a number of short documentaries, made especially to inculcate values of the great leader in children were also shown.
As the day ended, each student went back home with an ignited mind, full of positive and productive thoughts; a promise to remain honest, preserving, righteous and patient, as the meaning of two quotes of Bapu, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others,” and “Be the change you want to see in the world”, were explained by teachers to each of the tiny tot.