30 Jan Peace Day 2015
‘Peace begins with the smile’. Peace Day celebrations began in the MCCS Auditorium on January 30, 2015, by the primary at 9.30 am and by the middle and the secondary school at 10:45 am.
The programme commenced with a meaningful prayer service. The Students welcomed all gathered with a welcome dance. Dr. Belinda Fernandes presided over the occasion as the chief guest. The students of class IC & ID brought out the theme of “Peace” by highlighting on saving the environment. The over and improper usage of environment has led to various problems (like health, finance, pollution etc) which is the root cause of disharmony. The importance of saving the environment and various resources by planting trees and saving water was brought out through a small skit, to live in peace and love. The chief guest then inspired the students to cultivate the habit of using the magical words like “Sorry, Please, Thank you” which will help them to have peace within themselves in the family and in the class room. She also made the students aware that peace comes from within which results in cheerful smiles on the faces of little children. The programme of the lower primary concluded with a dance which conveyed the message of living in peace and harmony by forgetting all the indifferences between caste, creed and religion. Sanath – IC, Vidyuth – IC and Diya Marla of I D compeered the programme.
The celebration of Peace Day for the higher classes by Class V A, B and C commenced by invoking the presence of God through a meaningful prayer service. A minute of silence was observed by all the students and staff at 11.00 am remembering Mahatma Gandhiji who sacrificed his life for the country. Nigel of Class V A gave the welcome address, and the significance of the day was highlighted by Shravya and Sapthami of Class V A. A meaningful dance on Peace was put up by the girls of Class V A, B and C. Thereafter a skit on how Ashoka the Great renounced war and violence and embraced Peace was portrayed by the students. This followed a dance by the boys bringing the importance of peace amidst violence, hatred, revenge, selfishness and greed. Man yearns for peace deep within once self and with the world outside. Finally the students with lighted lamps emphasized that peace begins within one-self in the family, then in the community and in the society at large. Thus the students brought awareness to all present in the Auditorium that the world should be a better place for one-self and for others to live because each one creates a peaceful ambience. The programme concluded with a meaningful message given by the Administrator of the school Sr. Carissima A.C.