30 Jan A walk to remember – Peace March on National Peace Day
A procession of students clad in white T-shirts holding messages of “Peace” silently wound its way along the Airport road from our school to Padavinangady junction along with their parents, staff and Principal. It drew the attention of the public who flocked spontaneously to the venue of the street play.
The group of students passed on the message of peace to the public in song, dance and verse interspersed with music through their street play. After the street play on peace at Padavinangady, Mr. Kuncheria, Professor of Commerce, Govt. Degree College, Kavoor, spoke on the need for living in peace and harmony. At Kavoor junction, the senior teacher of Govt. Pry. School Mrs. Revathi said that Peace is within us and it is our responsibility to maintain it and spread it across. Further at Yeyyadi junction though the sun was at its zenith, the street play caught the attention of the people, who expressed their urge to be united for the cause of peace. Lastly the street play was enacted for the students of Infant Jesus Pry School and their headmistress Sr. Sujyothi appreciated the efforts of MCCS students to spread the message of Peace through the street play.
National Peace Day was strengthened by a celebration in the school with great enthusiasm. It was hosted by class V C & D for the seniors and class I D & E for the juniors. The Guests of honour for the senior students, Mr. Sandeep D’souza, P.T.A. Vice President and Joint secretary Mrs. Gloria Veigas, were accorded a floral welcome. The programme commenced with a Sarva Dharma Prayer, praying for peace and harmony. A dance, skit and mime show highlighted human’s longing for peace amidst violence and hatred. During the programme they upheld persons like Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Mother Theresa, and Nelson Mandela who worked towards a peaceful society.
The students of class I D & E strengthened the celebration by a meaningful programme for which the guests were Dr.s Alfred and Padmini Farias who were affectionately welcomed with a welcome dance. The take away message “Peace” was depicted through the incident of August 6th 1945, a war that blinded the conscience of the two super powers U.S.A. and Japan. The finale song “One world” was a soul stirring sight where the students, guests and teachers walked up to the stage with the logo “Dove” and sashayed to the tune peacefully, gracefully and unitedly spreading PEACE, PEACE, PEACE.
The guest Dr. Alfred Farias congratulated the students for their confidence. He cited that peace day be celebrated not only today but everyday through the virtues of love, respect and responsibility.
We observed one minute of silence at 11 am to the greatest icon of non-violence, none other than Mahatma Gandhiji, fondly called as Bapuji, the father of our Nation, as we commemorated his death anniversary.