“Be the change you want to see in the world”

                                                                                         -Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, well known as Mahatma Gandhi and duly respected as the ‘Father of our Nation’, had a vision of a free and an independent India and he strongly stood for it to bring about the change that he had dreamt for.

He is remembered worldwide even today for his great virtues and values. The unique perspectives of Gandhian philosophy encompassing the principles of truth and non-violence is much appreciated and followed by people all over.

Mahatma Gandhi played a vital role in the Indian freedom struggle. The Champaran Satyagraha that took place hundred years ago was the first spark that kindled the nation’s fervour and ultimately led our country towards Independence. On April 10, 1917, Mahatma Gandhi launched his first Satyagraha against the British rule in Champaran district of Bihar. In order to celebrate the centenary of this landmark event, the ‘Champaran Centenary celebration week’ was conducted from April 17, 2017 to April 21, 2017 at Delhi Public School, Coimbatore.

To commemorate the Champaran centenary celebration various activities were scheduled for classes III - V throughout the week. These activities paved way for the students to gain insight into the life of Mahatma Gandhi, his principles and his role in the freedom struggle.

On day 1, Children made Life sketch collage of Gandhiji. Children were divided into groups for this activity. The groups were allocated well in advance and children were informed to bring pictures and cut outs of symbols associated with Gandhiji, his life sketches and things related to him.

Children made beautiful collages using the items and pictures bought by them. Each group at the end came forward to showcase their collage work and spoke a few lines about the same.

On Day 2, students of grade III visited the senior wing and the RC where charts and collage work done by the senior wing students and things related to gandhiji like the charkha, khadi etc. were displayed. It was a visual treat for the students as a variety of items were exhibited. On the other hand, students of grade IV and V made beautiful book marks which read some thought provoking quotes and slogans given by the ‘Father of our Nation’. They were well decorated and were then displayed on the soft board in the respective classrooms.

On Day 3, grade IV students marched to the senior wing to have a look at the beautiful exhibits put up by the senior wing students.  Grade III and V students were engaged in making files using ivory sheet. The files were well decorated and displayed in the classrooms. At the end of the day, children carried these files home to be used by them.

Added on: 17 Apr 2017

Published by: School Admin