“Peace is the most powerful weapon of mankind. It takes more courage to take a blow than to give one”, said Mahatma Gandhi, a leader with a difference. It is a name that evokes admiration, devotion and reverence in the mind of every Indian. It is with the same emotions that Indian School Sohar celebrated Gandhi Jayanti to commemorate the 150th birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Our Nation. The Principal and the Vice-Principal offered floral tribute at the portrait of the Mahatma with hearts brimming with pride and regard.
“Man is the product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes”: the thought for the day was simply a statement of Gandhi’s lofty ideals. Pooja Rajmohan, in her speech, highlighted the values and the ethics he strived to inculcate in the society. She epitomized him as an icon who “remained gentle in spirit yet commanded an enormous amount of strength and respect.” The rendition of the patriotic song echoing the nostalgic call of Vande Mataram created a ceremonial ambience. The minds and hearts of each one was teeming with pride, respect and devotion when a student dressed up like Gandhi addressed them. The boys who danced to the tunes of Bapu’s favourite devotional song Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram intensified the emotions of the audience. In this special Assembly, the little ones enacted the "Three wise monkeys", representing the principle "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil".
Principal, Ms. Sanchita Verma in her message reminded about our duty to inspire and inform the present generation promoting and practicing the lofty values that Gandhiji upheld. She urged to follow the Gandhian philosophy of education and endorse Prime Minister’s Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan to spread Gandhi’s ideal of a clean India inculcating a thought in everybody’s mind that cleanliness is next to godliness and service to mankind is the first step towards reaching it. On the whole the celebration inspired one and all not just to become a better person but to contribute to a better and greater world becoming the change we wish to see in the world.
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