Celebrating Festivals

In our multicultural society we need to instill and enforce the universal values of brotherhood, tolerance, peace, compassion, patriotism and solidarity in our children. A celebration in the form of special assemblies is an effort to sensitize students towards living in harmony in a diverse society. They are taught to learn to use their thinking ability and skills to work for a safe and better world and to live in harmony with their fellow beings.

Baisakhi and Ram Navmi, Earth Day, Mothers Day, Doctors Day, Grand Parents Day, Raksha Bandhan, Independence Day, Janamashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Onam, Eid-ul-Fitr, Gandhi Jayanti and Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti, Dussehra, World Food Day, Diwali, Guruparv, Children's Day, Christmas, Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal, Republic Day, Basant Panchami, Martyr's Day, Maha Shiv Ratri were all celebrated with great enthusiasm.

 

Noida, August 31, 2020: Onam, the festival of joy, is celebrated by people of all communities in Kerala. It commemorates the subsequent homecoming of the legendary Emperor Mahabali. With great zeal and enthusiasm, the students and staff of the Pre-Primary Wing celebrated Onam on 31st August during an e-class.

The students as well as their family members were dressed in traditional red and white coloured clothes. They made 'Pookalam' - a rangoli with flowers at the entrance of their home and near the place of worship in their home.

The significance of this festival and the story of Mahabali was shared by the teachers through a PPT and video. Coconut trees and paper boats were made to mark 'Vallam Kali' which is the traditional boat race in Kerala.

Noida, August 2020: Apeejay School, Noida, celebrated the 74th Independence Day with great éclat. A special assembly was organised in every class via Zoom to pay homage to the countless sacrifices of our national heroes and uphold the ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity. The students took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of patriotism.

The programme began with offering prayers to the Almighty, followed by ‘Thought of the Day’. Students exhibited their immense love and gratitude for the country through their passionate talks. They spoke on the significance of this historic day and the need to preserve, protect and nurture our motherland.

A video depicting the true essence of this day was also presented by the students. The morning reverberated with a medley of patriotic songs sung with great zeal and ardor.

School Principal, Mr AK Sharma, expressed his great pride in the rich cultural past of the country and urged the students to be diligent, dutiful and dedicated citizens of the country.

The program concluded with the rendition of the National Anthem.