30 Jan Celebration of Peace Day 2023
We observed Peace Day or Martyr’s Day on January 30, 2023 in the school auditorium, commemorating the death of Mahatma Gandhiji, the Father of our Nation.
The celebration for the seniors was hosted by the students of grade VI A, B and E. The programme began with a prayer service, invoking the blessings of the Almighty for peace and harmony in our country. The Chief Guest of the day, our school counsellor Philomena Pinto and the audience was greeted with words of welcome by Brinston and Claire, coupled with a graceful dance by the students.
Niyati, Aloma and Shayan briefed upon the significance of the day through a short PowerPoint presentation and highlighted the values of Mahatma Gandhi. The students elated the audience with a poignant group song. A short skit accentuated the importance of peace in attaining success, wealth and prosperity in one’s life. They also enthralled the audience with their spirited dance performances showcasing the theme universal peace, harmony and brotherhood. The chief guest in her speech encouraged the students to practice the virtues of love, compassion and non violence as lived and preached by Mahatma Gandhi. She reinforced the importance of peace by narrating a story.
The programme concluded with the vote of thanks rendered by Aiden and Mithali and compered by Joyson, Dhrithi, Elric, Tushar, Mathew and Salvina.
The programme for the juniors commenced at 11 a.m observing a minute of silence as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and the slain Martyrs. The students of grade I D and E put up the programme with the theme “PEACE – The need of the hour”.
The students prayed for peace and harmony. The significance of the day was very well articulated by the students. Sherlyn Lobo and Riona DSouza graciously welcomed the chief guest, our own teacher Sandra Lobo. The various dances depicted grace, serenity coupled with patriotism. The chief guest in her message invited the students to be little ambassadors of truth and Ahimsa which leads to peace. She also sang the famous hymn of St. Francis Assisi “Make me a channel of your peace”.
Aaradhya Pai and Aarav Ajit rendered the vote of thanks and Dhvani Lokanatha, Nivan Bhat and Skeeth Albuquerque compeered the programme.
In all, the students were made to understand the importance of peace, the need of the hour.