On 2nd October, India celebrates Gandhi Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the great leader who gave the world the invincible weapons of Truth, Non-violence and Compassion. Mahatma Gandhi always emphasized on truth, non-violence, humility and compassion as inalienable virtues of humans. Today, Gandhi ji’s philosophy and thoughts on shaping human character have become more relevant than ever before. Thus celebrating Gandhi Jayanti transcends far beyond commemorating just the birth anniversary of the Mahatma. It is imperative that we follow his ideals and fulfill his dreams of a progressive India.
With this in mind the Mahatma’s birthday was celebrated in school through a special assembly to mark the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The assembly started with the garlanding of Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait. The teachers and students lead by our Principal Ms. Vijaya K. paid floral tributes to the Mahatama. The programme commenced with an informative speech on Gandhiji by Nirbhay Sir who explained to the children the significance of the day and stressed on the need to imbibe Gandhian values in our lives. Aastha Raj Awasthi of class 4 recited a poem, Arnav Joshi of class 2a sang a song “Sabarmati ke sant tune kar diya kamal,” and Umama Junaid and Nausheen Noor of class 7 also recited a poem on Gandhiji.
The students of classes 6 and 7 presented a skit on Bapu, prepared under the guidance of Shiraz Sir. The skit highlighted some of the events from Gandhi ji’s life, and was an adaptation of narratives in his famous autobiography “My Experiments With Truth”. Lastly, a bhajan ‘Vaishno Jan To Tene Kahiye Jay’ which was Bapu’s favourite was sung by the teachers Ms. Archana , Ms. Shailja, Ms. Sangeeta, Ms. Sara, Ms. Neha, and Ms. Aisha as a tribute.
The programme concluded with Principal Ma’am’s address to the school children which urged the students to follow Gandhi ji’s principles of honesty, truth and hard work.