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Happy Gandhi Jayanti

The future depends on what you do today.”

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869. He is known as the Father of the Nation by the Indian people because of the integral part he played in the Indian freedom struggle.

This day has also been declared as the ‘International Day of Non-Violence’ by the United Nations. Prayer services and tributes take place across the country to celebrate the life of the ‘father of the nation’.

Our students too celebrated Bapu’s 152nd birth anniversary virtually this year with zeal, enthusiasm and a patriotic feeling on 1st October 2021.

The program commenced with Bapu’s favourite hymns, ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ and ‘Vaishnav Jan to Tene Kahiye’. Aditya from SR KG A dressed as Bapu. Teacher explained the reason for being called him the father of the nation, his role to got freedom and the life lessons he taught us like- anything is possible, keep trying, non violence, see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil , be simple and practice cleanliness and personal hygiene.

The Mahatma rightly said, “Sanitation is more important than independence”. In that spirit, as we know the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan launched by the Government of India aims to address the problems of sanitation and waste management. Considering the importance of hygiene, LIS Pre primary kids pledged to keep their surroundings clean. with the slogan- “God gave us green, let us keep it clean”.

Whenever we think of Bapu, two words come to our mind – truth and non-violence. Bapu was a staunch believer of these ideals and preached that honesty was the virtue of being truthful to self and society. Principal entreated her kids to be honest and always speak the truth. She shared that hands are for doing wonderful things and not for hitting, thereby emphasizing on Gandhiji’s belief in non-violence.

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