The preparations started a week in advance to make it a memorable occasion. The college foyer was decorated with festoons and inspiring quotes of Gandhiji. The silhouette of Dandi March which formed the centrepiece captivated the focus of students, employees and guests alike. Ahmed Rayees, president, School Management Committee, and Sunil K, convenor, SMC, had been also present on the occasion.
The unique assembly started with a tribute to the ‘Father of the Nation’, with the rendition of the well-known hymn ‘Vaishnava Janato’ by the college choir. A presentation titled ‘Bapu@150’ brought out the values that formed an integral component of Gandhi’s life and his teachings. The quiz on the life of Gandhi threw light on his varied accomplishments.
‘Dandi March’, an power-packed efficiency by the students of class eight, enthralled and energised everybody with the spirit of patriotic zeal. An enactment of the Salt March with Gandhi and a handful of followers on stage, relived a considerable moment in the freedom struggle of India. This was certainly a befitting tribute to Gandhiji. Vice principal, G Sreekumar, enlightened the students on the day becoming observed as the International Day of Non-Violence. The assembly concluded with the college band playing the National Anthem of India.
To celebrate the life of this fantastic leader, an art competitors was held for all the classes. The students also engaged in a project wherein they depicted the life and functions of Gandhiji, in a distinctive and inventive manner, on the show boards outdoors the classrooms. The occasion aroused a sense of patriotism in the hearts of everybody, instilling the values and principles of the visionary.
Information Source: Muscat Daily