In this era of globalization, where English Language is the language of global communication, the importance of our mother tongue has dwindled. To make the children aware of the legacy of our language, its importance, and role as the mother tongue of a majority of Indians, Staford School celebrated Hindi Saptah with activities such as story and poetry writing competition, and recitation competition. The week culminated with the celebration of a Hindi Diwas on Friday 12th September.
The event presented a bouquet of songs, dance, drama, and recitation as part of the celebration. The program began with a beautiful “Eesh Vandana” by the students of class I. The importance of Hindi was unveiled through a poem by students Aastha and Kaushal of class IV, followed by a piece on the development and progress of the Hindi language over the years by one of the teachers- Mr. Nirbhay Shankar Dave. Celebrating Hindi Literature is incomplete without a mention of Kabir’s literary genius which is a milestone in the Hindi Literature. To pay him a tribute, the students of class VII recited dohas with full enthusiasm. A play entitled “Aatm Balidan” was also performed by the students of class V, to bring out the significance of self-sacrifice in the line of duty.
The recitation competition had participants in three groups from classes 1 to 3. In the overall performance Amber house stood first, closely followed by Sapphire and Garnet House.
The week long celebration, which included poetry writing and story writing competitions in the senior classes, apart from the grand finale on Friday, 12th September, was conducted by the Hindi teacher, Mrs. Aisha Alvi. The beautiful decoration of the stage and hall by the Art teacher, Mr. Ratnakar provided the perfect ambience for the execution of the program. All the teachers contributed in one way or the other to make the event successful.