“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”- Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year on 2nd October to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who is a pioneer of truth and non-violence.
To commemorate the national festival, Gandhi Jayanti and to celebrate the 151th birth anniversary of our father of nation- Mahatma Gandhi, MITCON International School organized spoken skill activity for students on 30.09.20, Wednesday and 01.10.20, Thursday. The main objectives of this activity were to inculcate Gandhian values and to sow seeds of a good human being and good citizen in students.
Grade 1 and 2 spoke on the topic-“Gandhiji – Our National Hero”. The aim of this activity was to make young students aware of Gandhiji’s principles and his contributions to India’s freedom.Students were also encouraged to participate and speak by providing some lines on Mahatma Gandhi. All the participants spoke exceptionally well and it was indeed a treat to hear them.
The topic given for Grade 3,4,5 was “Gandhian values”. Children shared different anecdotes from Gandhiji’s life. By means of these anecdotes students got an insight into the life and time of Mahatma Gandhi. It also helped students to understand the ideology and concept of honesty, truth, non-violence and love for humanity.
The topic alloted for grade 6,7,8 was “The journey of Bapu”. Under this topic, students gave a brief on various facets of Gandhiji’s life. They also mentioned Gandhiji’s freedom struggle and various sacrifices made by him for the country. All the students participated with great zeal and enthusiasm and the days ended with positive impact on students.
The pre-primary section commemorated the day by introducing Gandhi Ji to tiny tots with a craft activity depicting Gandhiji’s values of “See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Speak No Evil”, followed by a story telling session,and concluded with reciting a poem, which focused on values and ethics Bapu has strived to inculcate in Indians for betterment of society and human mankind in general.
Children were also given an insight on how he led nation for the freedom struggle and realised dreams on billions of Indians for FREE INDIA, for which he happily scarified his entire life for this greater cause. He believed in social equality and always stressed on leading a simple yet noble life.