Staford School celebrated Gandhi Jayanti with valour and enthusiasm on 1st October 2018.
Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the country on 2nd October every year, to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, who is also known as the Father of the Nation as he played a very important role in bringing independence to British-dominated India. He preached the path of non-violence and peace, and, therefore, gathered a large following of the Indian citizens.
The celebration commenced with a special assembly conducted by the students of Primary Section. In the later part of the function, the children recited a couple of Hindi poems, “Gandhiji ke Bandar” and “Gandhi Jayanti ka Din”. These poems were followed by speeches in Hindi and English by the students of class 4, specifying the significant events in the life of Gandhi Ji. The Dandi March, also known as the Salt March, was led by Gandhi Ji to produce salt from the seawater in the coastal village of Dandi, as was the practice of the local population until British officials introduced taxation on salt production, deemed their sea-salt reclamation activities illegal, and then repeatedly used force to stop it, was reproduced beautifully by the children through a skit. It was finally, followed by a heartfelt poem “Bapu KePrati” written by Maithili Sharan Gupt, the famous Hindi poet.
The special assembly concluded with a feeling in the minds of the students on how proud and lucky they have been to have great minds and people like Gandhiji who contributed a great deal in bringing freedom for India.