Lohri / Makar Sankranti
The chill of winter is over,
Spring is not far away.
Happy Lohri and Makar Sankranti!
The festivals in the month of January are believed by many that it marks the passing of the winter solstice. Lohri marks the end of winter and is a traditional welcome of longer days and the sun's journey to the northern hemisphere by people in the northern region of the Indian subcontinent. It is also termed as the festival of harvest wherein farmers celebrate folk songs culture and mark the end of sowing season. The festival is celebrated every year on January 13 with much enthusiasm and zeal. To ignite the feeling of happiness of the festivities, we celebrated it in the form of special assembly to help the children understand the importance of the harvest festival and helped to inculcate moral values like politeness, sharing, respect towards elders, and respect for nature.
The assembly commenced with news followed by the thought of the day and history of the day. A talk was given to educate the students about the importance of these festivals. They were also enlightened that the day after Lohri is celebrated as Makar Sankranti which is celebrated on 14th January every year. Makar (Capricorn) is a Hindu zodiac sign and Sankranti means to change direction. Makar Sankranti is also known as the festival of kites and is celebrated to mark the end of the winter season and commemorate the upcoming harvest season.
A beautiful dance performance by the girls, who were decked up in colourful traditional attires lighted the mood of the audience. The Principal lighted the bonfire along with the Head Boy, Head Girl, Vice Head Boy and Vice Head Girl welcoming the longer days of warmer temperature. Everyone danced around the bonfire and presented an extravagant show of colour and festivity on the occasion of Lohri. The assembly spread the euphoria of Lohri among the audience and left them spellbound.
Greater Noida, November 14, 2022: Apeejay International School, Greater Noida, presented a special assembly on the occasion of Children’s Day by 'Shakti House'. The teachers came dressed as students and the assembly commenced with Gayatri Mantra, this was followed by a special prayer by the Principal Dr. Sarita Pande and teachers to bless them for the brighter future of students.
National Unity Day
Greater Noida, October 31, 2022: Our school recently conducted a special assembly on National Unity Day on the occasion of the birth anniversary of our First Home Minister Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.
The assembly was conducted by Lakshya House and started with the Gayatri Mantra followed by news and thought on unity which was given by Purahan Chaku of Class VIII. In continuation, Mr. Shashank Shekar highlighted the contribution of Sardar Patel for the national integrity and why he has called the Iron Man of India. Yashica Shankar of Class XI shared some facts about Sardar Patel.
The School Principal Dr. Sarita Pande shared her views about the importance of this day. The assembly was carried forward by Pledge which was taken by Shivangi Jyotsna of Class XI with all students and Apeejay fraternity.
The students of school’s music choir presented a melodious song on unity. They also formed ‘Apeejay’ human chain which was followed by unity run in which students of Class IX-XII participated along with teachers. The assembly concluded with the National anthem.