The birth anniversary of first Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru was celebrated as Children’s day in the schools and educational institutes of the state on Tuesday. Education Minister Arvind Pandey celebrated the day by spending considerable time with the primary and upper primary students of the Government School in Rajiv Nagar in Dehradun.
The minister offered floral tribute to Pandit Nehru. The students later showed their skills in a cultural programme. Addressing students, Pandey said that one should never forget his/ her past after completing studies and everyone should do something for the society. On the complaint of the parents and teachers the minister directed the officers of Power Corporation to shift the high tension line passing above the school. The minister presented cricket kit to the students and also gave some books for the school library.
Pine Hall School
In Pine Hall School ‘Annual Fete’ was organised to celebrate Children’s Day. The Director of the school Anurag Anand cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the function. There was a special spark in the fete as the school is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year.
The activities ‘Swing and Trampoline’ and ‘Feeding the Joker’ kept the students entertained. The fete included exciting games like Shooting, Hoopla, Building Pyramid, Breaking Pyramid, Lucky Chit, Arranging the Chess Board and many more. The live music by the school band enthralled the students.
Tula’s International School
The children’s day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Tula’s International School. Teachers of the school entertained the students by performing songs, dance and stand up comedy act. The program started with a speech by Hindi teacher Rakhi Grewal. Atul presented a soulful song while Santosh Joshi performed on the song Billie Jean. Speaking on the occasion, the Principal of the school, Shalini Sharma wished the students a happy children’s day and motivated to follow the footsteps of Pandit Nehru.
Summer Valley School
The Summer Valley School also celebrated Children’s Day in the campus.The day began with a speech by the Head of Department English, Amrita Gambhir. The students enjoyed Garhwali folk presented by teachers Pooja Dangwal, Manju Rautela, Sakshi Sati, Meena Bisht, Sangeeta Gairola, Poonam Pasbola, Deepali Sharma and Indu Dhyani.
Another attraction was Sufi Kawali (Lal Merey Par Rakhiyo Sang) by the school teachers Rashmi, Sunita , Aditi, Charu , Sangeeta, Reshu, Monika, Shivani, Ruchi, Vikas, Dinesh and Reena. The Director Summer Valley School, Ashok Wasu presented a song which drew loud applause from the audience.
Speaking on the occasion, the Principal of Summer Valley School Neelam said that many problems of life can be solved by communication and explained how child is the father of man. She also expressed her desire to see children not losing their innocence and that it was important for children to spend time with nature.
The Aryan School celebrated Children’s day in the school premises with lot of fanfare. The program started with a floral tribute to Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. In her address, the Principal, B Dasgupta, threw light on the life and achievements of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and advised the students to follow his teachings.
The teachers from the Junior and Middle school arranged a special assembly for the students. A special skit on cleanliness was also staged.
The teachers sang the school song to mark celebrations. The teachers gave various performances for the students in order to express their love and care for them.
The Olympus High School
The Olympus High School celebrated Children’s Day with great zeal and fervor.
The program commenced with a skit on child abuse giving a message on raising one’s voice against the issue. It was followed by song and dance performances by teachers. The senior teachers tested the knowledge of the students through a quiz.
The Managing Director Kunal Shamshere Malla and Principal Anuradha Malla mesmerized everyone with their engaging performance.
Guru Ram Rai Public School, Raja Road
The annual function of Guru Ram Rai Public School, Raja Road was celebrated with fun and frolic on the day. The District Education Officer (DEO) Primary Hemlata Bhatt was the chief guest on the occasion. The Principal of the school Sandeepna Jayaswal read out the annual report of the school. The highlights of the day were fancy dress and rangoli competition.