Students of Presidency School Bangalore East, Kasturinagar, depicted Gandhiji’s life during Gandhi Jayanti celebrations. Vinay Gopal G., Tarun Nagaraj, Adel Mohammad Fakiri, Fazil Ahmed, Samiksha S., Charan P., Saurav Ramesh Moorthy and Rohit Nutalapati, all students of class 7 enacted a few memorable incidents from the leader’s life during the school assembly.
The students were interviewed by The Hindu in School (THiS) team of the school. They admired Gandhiji’s simple way of life and urged today’s politicians to follow Gandhiji’s principles.
According to them, Gandhiji’s greatest strength was his will power. This, they felt, could be imbibed by every Indian to eradicate social evils and personal inadequacies. As part of the celebrations, students were also shown a film on Gandhiji to drive home his principles and the struggle by freedom fighters. Bhajans and songs such as “Bande main tha dum”, “Vande Mataram” and “Raghupathi Raghava Raja Ram” were presented by students and teachers.
At MEC Institutions
Students of all the nine branches of MEC Institutions, Yelahanka, celebrated Gandhi Jayanti and Lal Bahadur Shastri’s birth anniversary, at Vishalakshamma Kreedangana.
They were joined by residents of the neighbourhood.
N. Chandrashekar, founder, MEC Institutions, inaugurated the celebrations and told the students to imbibe the qualities of the two great leaders.
He said that Gandhiji’s principles of non-violence and truthfulness were relevant even today.
He also spoke on the slogan ‘Jai jawan, jai kisan’ by Lal Bahadur Shastri and his contributions to the freedom struggle. Lingaraju Urs, a parent, also spoke.
Students Ananya, Divya, Jeevitha and Chinki Soni spoke on the contributions of the two leaders to the nation. Bhajans and patriotic songs were presented by the students and teachers. The programme concluded with the distribution of sweets.
Joy of Giving Week
Students of Canadian International School are celebrating Joy of Giving Week, which is also called Festival of Philanthropy. As part of the celebration this year, the International Baccalaureate (IB) students have launched a collection drive on the campus.
Proceeds will go to the Missionaries of Charity, which houses about 100 elderly women who have been abandoned by their families and
Belaku-School for Children with Special Needs.