ISG relives fond memories of Gandhi with Bapu@150
Indian School Ghubra (ISG) began the celebrations with an array of activities in the pipeline, to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, on October 2 with much fanfare, enthusiasm and excitement.
The preparations began a week in advance to make it a memorable event. The school foyer was decorated with festoons and inspiring quotes of Gandhiji. The silhouette of Dandi March which formed the centrepiece captivated the attention of students, staff and visitors alike. Ahmed Rayees, president, School Management Committee, and Sunil K, convenor, SMC, were also present on the occasion.
The special assembly began with a tribute to the ‘Father of the Nation’, with the rendition of the popular hymn ‘Vaishnava Janato’ by the school choir. A presentation titled ‘Bapu@150’ brought out the values that formed an integral part of Gandhi’s life and his teachings. The quiz on the life of Gandhi threw light on his varied accomplishments.
‘Dandi March’, an energy-packed performance by the students of class 8, enthralled and energised everyone with the spirit of patriotic zeal. An enactment of the Salt March with Gandhi and a few followers on stage, relived a significant moment in the freedom struggle of India. This was indeed a befitting tribute to Gandhiji. Vice principal, G Sreekumar, enlightened the students on the day being observed as the International Day of Non-Violence. The assembly concluded with the school band playing the National Anthem of India.
To celebrate the life of this great leader, an art competition was held for all the classes. The students also engaged in a project wherein they depicted the life and works of Gandhiji, in a unique and creative manner, on the display boards outside the classrooms. The event aroused a sense of patriotism in the hearts of everyone, instilling the values and principles of the visionary.