Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year to spread awareness about conserving planet Earth. This year, the Social Science Department and Eco Club conducted a special assembly on Friday, 21 April 2023, for the students of Classes VI to VIII to reinforce the need of being more sensitive towards the environment.
The significance of celebrating Earth Day was conveyed to the students. A short skit titled, ‘The Oxygen Kit’, showcasing how our future would turn out to be if corrective measures were not taken now, was presented by the students. Placards with ‘Messages from a Tree’ were also displayed to motivate the young minds to understand the importance of planting trees and protecting the planet for future generations.
On 10th April 2023, a special assembly was conducted on account of Easter. The assembly began with a special hymn, “Because He lives” presented by the school choir. This was followed by a special prayer and Scripture reading from Luke 24:6-7.
The students were made aware of the Easter story and the significance of celebrating the occasion. Karen Ann Ninan and Kezia M Hauzel of Class XII sang a special song, ‘Risen’ by Shawna Edwards. A short message highlighting the history of this Holy day and God’s everlasting grace and mercy was also delivered during the assembly.
A special assembly was conducted on account of Holy Week on 5th April 2023.It began with the hymn, “Old Rugged Cross” presented by the Western Music choir. This was followed by a special prayer and Scripture reading from 1 Peter 2:24.
A short message depicting the relevance of five significant days of Holy week beginning from the Palm Sunday, Christ’s triumphal entry into the Jerusalem followed by Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and the day of resurrection, Easter, was delivered to the students. Students were encouraged to spread the message of hope and impart neighbourly love to all.
To mark the occasion of Earth Day, a special assembly was conducted by the students of Class IX on 22nd April 2019.
The students were informed about the ‘International Mother Earth Day’, which was officially proclaimed by United Nations to acknowledge that the Earth and its ecosystems is our common home that provides us with life and sustenance. This day is observed to emphasise that it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.
Students were made aware of some startling facts about recycling, such as: Recycling one glass bottle or jar saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours and recycling one ton of plastic saves the equivalent of 1,000–2,000 gallons of gasoline.
The aim was to encourage them to take small steps towards devising a better world, because the very existence of life on this planet depends on the efforts made by us to protect it.
A special assembly to mark World Heritage Day was conducted on 18th April 2018. Students from Classes VI-IX presented a talk, which was aimed at creating awareness about the meaning of Heritage and its tangible and intangible forms. The students learned that intangible heritage includes attributes of a society like Yoga, the Sanskrit language and performing arts which have been passed down several generations. The members of the Heritage Club spoke about preservation of heritage for the benefit of future generations.
Ramneek Dogra of Class VII B played Teen Taal on the Tabla, as an example of the rich intangible legacy of Amir Khusrau, renowned Sufi musician, poet and scholar.