04 Sep Onam and Nativity of Mother Mary 2014
Sharing the pain of our needy neighbours was the call given by the school management to the Parents at the Parents Meet as they celebrate the family feasts of Onam and Nativity on 4th Sept 2014. The tiny fingers of kindergarten children filled in the designs of the beautiful flower carpet at the entrance with colourful flower petals. It was indeed an exciting sight as the parents were trying to get it on their mobiles.
The programme was designed to amalgamate both the festivals through skits, dances and songs which conveyed the culture and the dignity of the girl child in the family. The class III children with a warm feeling of unity in culture, tradition and festivity gave direction to the substances of the festivals. Now or never they took the stage and performed to their hearts content and kept the audience alive. These family festivals made us feel we are where our heart is and our hearts remain in our homes. That was the beauty of the programme presented by the children at the primary level.
On the 6th of September, the students of class IX A celebrated the feast of Nativity along with International Girl child day and Onam in the school hall. The short prayer service in the form of a skit beautifully brought out the theme – “When I Put The Girl Together, The Whole World Came Together.” Three students of Class X spoke on how we can and need to treat girls and boys equally, problems and challenges faced by women and women empowerment with the success stories of few women. The two skits, one which highlighted the significance of the day and the latter how we can respect a girl as a friend, a teacher in our homes, school and in the society at large touched every one gathered. The students danced to the rhythm of the songs ‘Wings’, ‘Salute’ and ‘Dil he Chhota Sa’, which added meaning and festivity to the day.
The generosity of our parents made the students collect “Love Offering” as part of this celebration. Rs. 111,452/- in cash and nearly ….The students of higher classes along with their teachers shared this bounty with Orphanages, Old Age Homes, Homes for the destitute, HIV/AID patients as part of their Life Skills Programme. Yes, we were convinced that Divinity knocks at the door, when we become humane. On the 6th of September, the students of class IX- A celebrated the feast of Nativity along with International Girl child day and Onam in the school hall. The students, Chris and Adline welcomed the gathering and gave a brief introduction which was followed by the prayer in the form of a skit that beautifully brought out the theme, “When I Put The Girl Together, The Whole World Came Toge Together.” There were two prayer songs sung by students namely ‘O chosen one’ and ‘The Wonders he has done’. Later on the theme the ‘Little Me’ was sung by the girls.
Anjali and Angelica gave the significance of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Jennifer, Nikita and Frizzle of Class X came up to give us a better understanding about women empowerment and significance of Onam. Freeda and Sneha of Class VIII updated the knowledge. Two skits were put up one of which highlighted the significance of the day and the latter showed how we can respect a girl as a friend, a teacher in our homes, school and in the society at large. There were dances by our students who danced to the rhythm of the songs ‘Wings’, ‘Salute’ and ‘Dil he Chhota Sa’ respectively.
Rimsha expressed her word of gratitude which was followed by an inspiring message from the Principal Sr. Melisa.The programme was successful one, that ended with the Class photograph. The event was organized and executed by the combined efforts of students along with the teachers.