“Christmas is not only a season of rejoicing but also of reflection.”
Christmas is now celebrated by people around the world. It’s a time when family and friends come together and remember the good things they have. People, and especially children, also eagerly await Christmas as it’s a time when one not only gives and receives presents but recalls his/ her duties towards humanity.
Christmas or the birth of Christ is celebrated throughout the world with fervour and enthusiasm. The Christmas Special Assembly on this special day was organized by the students of Indraprastha WORLD SCHOOL and all the students from Montessori to class X1 were a part of this celebration. The school was abuzz with yuletide spirits and packed with festivity to usher in the forthcoming holiday season and winter solstice!
A short brief about the importance of Christmas was narrated to the students by the anchors. It was followed by the thought for the day, poem recitation and a skit highlighting the significance of the occasion. The children enacted out their parts with inspiration and conveyed the message that Christmas is a celebration of spirituality, family bonding, and joy of giving. It is a festival that unites the diverse people in the world.
The celebration of Christmas and music has no boundaries, it is a universal festival and Christmas Carols are the perfect examples of how multi lingual songs go a long way in fostering Global Citizenship in the perfect sense. The atrium echoed with the Christmas carols fervently sung by the school choir. It was followed by a marvellous play based on Nativity. Each and every child was able to recall the teachings of the Jesus Christ and committed to make the world a better place to live in. Thereafter, the spirit of happiness and merriment could be seen through the scintillating dance performance which enthralled all the spectators. The special assembly ended with a message from ‘Santa Claus’ to the students to spread the essence of Christmas with love and the joy of giving.
Finally, the School Principal, Ms Shikha Arora in her message exhorted the relevance of Christmas and motivated the young learners to follow the preachings of Lord Jesus as they make everyone more humane and generous towards others.
Human Rights Day (December 10)
Indraprastha commemorates Human Rights Day
Indraprastha WORLD SCHOOL believes in inculcating values among the children to develop a society where each and every person has the potential to sustain the code of conduct existing in society which aims at maintaining the social and political justice in all spheres. Students of class IV and V organized the assembly based on Human Rights to apprise the students with the right attitude and inculcated values of respect and solidarity among them.
They highlighted the need to generate awareness among others regarding human rights through student’s talk, declamation, poem recitation, role play and teachers talk, etc. The students depicted a gamut of issues including Women Empowerment, Child Abuse, Right to Education, Bullying and the Rights of the Elderly. Through the role play of Malala Yousafzai, young learners inspired everyone to be strong and stand for their rights to avoid exploitation.
In a way, participants projected the theme of the Youth Standing Up for Human Rights and focused on the role of youth in collective movements which are the source of inspiration for a better future. The students concluded the assembly with a song “We are the World.”
International Day for Tolerance (November 16)
We Are People We Are Equal
"Tolerance is a new idea, one which we need now more than ever." It leads us to respect cultural diversity, ways of life and expressions of our own humanity. It is a necessary condition for peace and progress for all people in a diversified and ever-more connected world. It is a fundamental value which we want our pupils to be aware of and demonstrate across school and in their life outside school.
Students of Indraprastha organized the special assembly to commemorate the International Day of Tolerance and made everyone realize that it’s the time for the young people to learn about respecting and recognizing the rights and beliefs of others, to reflection and debate on the negative effects of intolerance.
Class II to IX depicted the concept in a beautiful manner through various activities like role play, dance, student talk, teachers talk, dance, skit, street play and exhibited their love for the culture of other countries like Korea and UK by enthusiastically showcasing their love for the sports like Taekwondo and authors of UK. The teachers shared their view on the relevance of non-violence and respect for others as the fundamental duty of each and every citizen in the contemporary society. Children were motivated to be tolerant in their attitude towards the people of other nationality.
Our enthusiastic learners made posters to spread the message of being tolerant and proved that love for humanity is their ultimate goal of life. Overall, it was an enriching experience as it inspired and motivated the pupils to recognize that the best way to develop their tolerance.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17)
Spreading Awareness to end Poverty
“One of the keys to ending child poverty is addressing poverty in the household, from which it often stems. Access to quality social services must be a priority."
Poverty is a deadly menace to society and it is the duty of each and every citizen across the globe to aim his actions to end poverty in all its forms. It is one of the sustainable development goals and the efforts to spread awareness to eradicate this social evil will definitely free our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty.
Keeping in sync with the same, students of Indraprastha organized the special assembly to observe the International Day to Eradicate Poverty and help humanity break this vicious circle of this deadly menace.
Students from Montessori to XI participated in the assembly and observed October 17 as the International Day for eradicating poverty. A beautiful message on importance of education and the power of knowledge to eradicate poverty was conveyed through an inspirational song which highlighted the role of education in eradicating poverty. The presentation was praised and enjoyed by everyone. Through student’s talk and teacher’s talk all the participants were made aware of the statistical data which proved that to promote the goals of sustainable development driving out poverty from the globe is must. An inspirational skit, recitation and a street play were the main highlights of the assembly. The spectators were deeply touched by the presentations and realized that the eradication of the poverty must be our priority and the ultimate aim.
Out students went beyond the four walls of classroom and proved that no one can stop our future generations from doing away with this serious lacuna of the society and create a better society to live in. Our students collected woollen clothes and donated to the NGOs, visited an orphanage to share goodies with the deprived children and the nearby slum area to equip them with the basic skills to earn their means of livelihood and raise their standard of living.
International Peace Day (September 21)
Ambassadors of Peace and Harmony
"Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures."
Indraprastha WORLD SCHOOL always strives to inculcate the values of impeccable generosity and harmony among students to transform them into responsible and global citizens of tomorrow. The school organized a special assembly on the International Day of Peace to apprise the young learners with the significance of peace for the harmonious growth and development of the world and promote the message of ‘Vasudhev Khutumbakam’
The assembly commenced with a beautiful prayer dedicated to the Almighty to seek his blessings. The students and teachers delivered the message highlighting the relevance of peace in modern times through talk show. To add more sheen to the assembly, a lively and informative street play was presented by the theatre society of the school. Students inspired the spectators to practice, promote, and propagate the values of peace and harmony across the society and the world. A stunning dance performance emphasised the meaning of universal peace and integration. The performance depicted volumes of their pulsating talent.
The highlight of the event was the Poster Making Competition proposed for classes VI to IX based on the theme “Global Peace and Harmony,” which gave the young Ipites a platform to give expression to their thoughts and creative skills. The assembly was addressed by the school Principal. In her speech, she emphasised the necessity of peace in present times and welcomed the children to the new world of concord and amity.
International Youth Day ( August 12)
Promote Lifelong Learning Opportunities For All
Students of Indraprastha as the responsible citizens planned and organized the assembly to celebrate the International Youth Day. They believe that it is the youth who through their endeavours can generate awareness in the society and get the world out of the infinite problems faced by the youth and be the real partner in change.
The assembly commenced with the prayer. The special assembly of the International Youth Day was presided by the School Principal, Ms Shikha Arora and attended by the parents of class IX. It was followed by the thought for the day and the student’s talk, teacher’s talk, street play and dance. All the activities shared the importance of the International Youth Day. They apprised the audience with the following facts : that there are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. A major chunk of the largest population ever recorded lack basic reading and arithmetic skills which hampers the progress towards the SDGs. Besides, this special day seeks to raise awareness to the cultural and legal issues faced by the youth throughout the world.
The entire assembly was meticulously planned. It strongly communicated the message of raising the youth as leaders of change. The guest parent in the assembly motivated the student too. She urged them to be change makers and help youth in combating various problems like unemployment, peer and parental pressure and substance abuse etc. The school Principal, Ms Shikha Arora addressed the assembly and shared with students that the International Youth Day has increased the quality and quantity of opportunities available to the youth to actively participate in society. She lauded the efforts of the youth and said, “Young people have courage to think differently, the audacity to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are the great qualities that they must work towards.” The efforts of the students for organizing an inspirational assembly were appreciated by all.
It is said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Keeping in sync with the same, one such effort was made by our students of the interact club, who organized a visit to a nearby slum to train the people with different skills in order to make them earn their means of livelihood. The sincere initiatives of the young children proved that they have the potential and courage to change old ideas and practices.
Freedom of South Africa (April 27)
Long Walk to Freedom
Students of the primary and middle department organized the special assembly related to the theme of the freedom of South Africa. The assembly began with a beautiful song dedicated to freedom by our little cherubs. They all enthralled the audience with their beautiful thoughts and made everyone realize that freedom is must for each and every individual on this earth. It was followed by an inspirational quote from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. The thought strongly stated “Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me.”
Students of class VIII made beautiful posters and banner showcasing the freedom fighters. Through the teacher’s and student’s talk, it was highlighted that every year South Africa celebrates its freedom and the right to vote on April 24. A day when all South Africans got an opportunity to cast their vote in the country’s free and democratic elections. All this was made possible due to the commitment and education of the freedom fighters like Nelson Mandela and many more social activists, who today stand as a stark reminder of south Africa’s apartheid legacy. Several freedom fighters died at the hands of an unjust and inhuman apartheid.
Further, through a street play and a scintillating dance performance, emphasis was laid on the importance of freedom for all people. Finally, they took a pledge that they will always aspire for freedom and stand against oppression and injustice. Overall, it was an enriching experience for students as it made young learners realize that they must grow up as global advocates for human rights.
World Water Day (March 22)
Water – the driving force of all nature
A special assembly on “Water – the driving force of all nature” was conducted by the students of class V and IX. The assembly was organized to spread the message that water is the most important necessity of life for all the living beings on this Earth. Thus, water conservation has become a need of the hour. So, we all must stand together to conserve water to save life. Time and again it is necessary for us to make generations realize that water is the most important element of life.
The energetic students of class IX commenced the assembly with the prayer and sought the blessings of the almighty. It was followed by the thought for the day. Significance of water was well-explained through a motivational thought, an inspiring poem, student’s talk and a one act play. Children highlighted the facts which are responsible for the increasing the demand of water and also spoke beautiful quotes about its uses and importance. Some simple methods for saving water like collecting rain water for various purposes, cutting off shower time, etc. were suggested through placards and a talk show.
The assembly concluded with a pledge by children to ‘save water and never waste it’ and urged the audience to join the mission. Our primary students went round the school premises holding posters to sensitize their peers and motivated them to take one step forward to conserve water before it is too late. The students holding posters based on the theme ‘Save Water’ strongly communicated the message of conserving water. Their informative posters were appreciated by all and their awareness was best tested in the quiz given to them in class. The entire assembly was a delight to the audience as the performers put across the show with great ease and perfection.
Ms. Anita Mahajan, Vice Principal appreciated the efforts of the students and asked the children to make an effort to consciously ensure that they do not waste water - an elixir of life. She addressed them to be the harbingers of change and the protectors of the mother earth, She motivated them to change their style and habits towards the use of nature’s bounty which is essential for the continuity of life on this planet The children expressed their gratitude to the teachers for their continuous support, effort and dedication. Overall it was an amazing show put up by the students which strongly communicated the message that Save water, Tomorrow, it may save you...