children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance.
They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in
life, and most importantly, cookies. ~Rudy Giuliani (American lawyer,
businessman and public speaker)
The primary wing of ‘The Arwachin
International School’ celebrated “Grandparents’ Day” to express their respect
and gratitude and highlight the importance of having grandparents in their
lives. A child needs a grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an
unfamiliar world. The vital role that our grandparents play in our lives
Arwachinians put up an amazing show, tailored
to their grandparent’s likes and interests. The event began with Saraswati
Vandana and a Ganesh stuti dance, for every good deed should begin with
praising the Almighty and asking Him for His blessing and guidance.
In the two hour event our dedicated
children put up programmes that their grandparents would like so that they
enjoyed the day that was solely for them. Their programs varied from Indian to western
music event to various dance programs wherein the students danced to old
classical songs to different state folk dances. The students also put up a play
highlighting the message that all of us should live together and despite our
differences try to respect and understand the other.
Mr. J. P. Sharma, English teacher of
Commercial Sr. Sec. School, Darya Ganj and a retired Principal of Anglo
Sanskrit School, Darya Ganj, graced the occasion as our chief guest. Ms. Kanako
Seo, Board member of Volunteer Group at the Japanese Association and teaches
Japanese language at the Blind Relief Association and Mr. Tasuku Seo, works at
the Embassy of Japan in the Culture and Information Section, were the guests of
honour. Respected Mr. Arun Sharma, our director and our beloved Principal, Mrs.
Gracy Peter also honored us with their presence.
Mr. J. P. Sharma was overwhelmed to see
the performances of the children. He highlighted the importance of values in a
child’s life. Ms. Kanako Seo, expressed her joy to be amongst us and pointed
out that in Japan, families are mostly nuclear and was hence impressed with the
play that was all about our joint family and living together as a unit.
Mr. Sharma, our Director, enlightened
the audience with his words of wisdom. He stressed upon the fact, that our
grandparents play an important role in the shaping of a child’s character. Mrs.
Grover proposed a vote of thanks to all present and appreciated the hard work
done by the students and the teachers.
The program was concluded with the
singing of the National Anthem. It was a program that was designed to express
our gratitude to the most important people who are often forgotten… Hope we
were successful and are able to continue this venture in the future also.