Bhavans Kindergarten celebrated the 146th birth centenary of the freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation, and remembered his contributions towards the Indian freedom struggle.
His birthday is feted as International Non-violence Day all over the world. One can evoke his life history where we read about his freedom struggle and his role in facilitating India win her independence through ahimsa and non-violence. From his life history, one is encouraged to think about the sacrifices of our freedom fighters, analyze the significance and understand the value of freedom and above all the ethics he strived to inculcate in the Indian society.
Gandhiji represents the embodiment of simplicity, equality, nobility, peace and truth. Gandhi Jayanthi was an exuberant celebration for the tiny tots of the Kindergarten section of Indian Educational School (IES), Pearl and Jack and Jill, Mangaf.
The stage was set on the morning of 1 October, where the bulletin board of the KG wing was adorned with the Indian tricolor flag along with a picture of the Father of our Nation and his famous spinning wheel or Chakra depicting the epitome of Gandhi Jayanthi, for the little ones to appreciate the great persona.
A special assembly on this grand occasion was conducted by the children of Kindergarten. The teachers narrated the story of Gandhiji, followed by an animated video clipping of the same. The little ones of LKG also spoke of Gandhiji whom they lovingly called Bapuji. The children’s attention was captivated when Gandhiji and his loyal followers entered the auditorium to the music of 'Vaishanava janato' depicting the Dandi March , enacted by the kindergarten children.
Everyone including the teachers was spellbound to see the ‘little Gandhiji’, as he gracefully assumed the Dandi March and later ascended the stage and sat with his fellowmen. The kindergarteners were familiarized with Gandhiji’s famous Chakra that he had used to spin his own clothes with. The Chakra is not only a symbol of simplicity and economic freedom, but also a symbol of peace and nobility.
The occasion was made divine with the musical number Raghupathi Raghav Raja Ram that was a favourite bhajan of Mahatma Gandhi while the children on stage proudly waved the Indian Tricolor.
The event culminated with a note of peace, harmony and goodwill to all present.