"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others"- An apt quote said and practiced by our Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi fits in very well as we commemorate his 150th Birth Anniversary.
To commemorate this momentous occasion, our Principal Fr. Maxim D’souza organized the teachers to conduct various activities and events for students in an appropriate manner ensuring their participation from their homes due to the COVID 19 situation, as suggested by the CBSE in its circular.
The teachers prepared the various competitions based on the following topics and made great efforts to encourage more students to participate in the activities:
|1st and 2nd||Home Cleanliness with Selfie|
|3rd and 4th||Online Drawing Competition of Mahatma Gandhi|
|5th and 6th||Making online Art and Craft on the theme “Ideas of Mahatma Gandhi”|
|7th||Online Drawing Competition of Mahatma Gandhi|
|8th||3 Minutes Speech (Video) by the Students on theme of Non Violence During Independence|
|9th & 10th||Online Morning Assembly (Google Meet)|
The COVID 19 situation could not kill the enthusiasm of the students in taking part in the above activities. Some of interesting Crafts prepared by the students were - Monkey Motif, Gandhi Glasses using coloured chart paper, Greeting card of Gandhi Jayanthi, Pencil and Child-Friendly scissors and Glue, 3D Spinning Wheel using artistic copper wire, Ice Cream Sticks and Twine. Quite many of the students who took part in the competitions sent the photos / videos of their work to their respective teachers.
Since, class 9th and 10th were having their Periodic Test, they were asked to join the Morning Assembly through Google Meet. The Assembly began words of introduction about the occasion and a welcome to all present. It was followed by a prayer service with the popular song "Humko Man ki Shakti Dena.........."
The program continued with the main highlight of the assembly namely a speech by our Principal, Fr. Maxim D'souza on the life and philosophy of Gandhiji’s life. He also highlighted the relevance of Mahatma Gandhiji for the students of today. His views on principles of Gandhiji on Satyagraha, Non Violence, Truth, were brought out very well during the speech. The assembly ended with a vote of thanks by Tr. Smitha, who also conducted the entire program.
Our Principal, Fr. Maxim D’souza congratulated all the teachers and the students for their love and passion shown towards the Father of Our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi through their activities.