Hindi Department of LIS organized an event to celebrate Hindi Diwas. A day filled with slogans, poetry , songs and dances by students; all appreciating the beauty of the language.
Hindi being the third most spoken language in the world after English and Mandarin, secured a special place and is celebrated every year on September 14 as Hindi Day. It marks the day when the Union Government of India adopted Hindi as an official language of India in 1949. Every year, this day is celebrated all over the country and in all the schools. Hindi Department of Loyola International School celebrated this day with a fully laid out programme. Dr Meenu Parashar, a renowned writer, poet, toastmaster and an ex-Hindi teacher graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour. The celebrations had an auspicious beginning with prayers and lighting of the lamp. Students presented beautifully; meaningful poems by renowned poets, thoughtful slogans, skit about languages of India, impactful speeches, melodious songs and vibrant dances; all highlighting the significance of Hindi.
The Hindi department of LIS released its “Hindi Patrika”(Hindi newsletter), “Madhur Vaani” (sweet voice) to symbolize the day. Principal of the school, Mr Pramod Kumar Ranwaka, emphasized about the special features of the language while Ms Meenu Parashar spoke about how Hindi language provides connectivity with our motherland and feels at home. She presented a self-written poem about the beauty of the language. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms Sailaja Mantha – HoD of Hindi Dept, Loyola International School, and an anthem that brought all the voices together to make it one. The programme was very well coordinated by Ms Muskan Mittu and Ms Priyanka Choudhary.
Onam – a harvest festival of Kerala, also harvested cheer and joy in the campus. Malayalam department of LIS brought in the festivity in the school with all teachers dressed in the traditional attire and series of cultural programs. This celebration concluded with a sumptous Onam Sadhya that left everyone’s tummys and hearts full !
This year, Loyola International School celebrated Onam, with all its grandeur. Onam celebrations took place on the school premises amidst all students, staff and management of the school. The auditorium was richly decorated and the entire campus was bubbling with energy. The celebrations started with the traditional way of setting up of an attractive flower carpet [Athapookkalam] in the reception area, by the senior students of the school.
All the students and staff arrived in Kerala ethnic wear irrespective of regional differences. The main attractions of the day were Solo songs , Group songs , Bharatanatyam , Group dances by the students. The highlight of the programme was the Thiruvathira kali by the teachers. The festivities concluded with a sumptuous Onam lunch.
The Director, Mr. SharatKoduru conveyed his happiness for celebrating Onam with all its secularism and cultural oneness in the school. The Principal, Mr. Pramod Kumar Ranwaka, in his speech highlighted the Onam message of brotherhood and harmony in the society .
Both the management and Principal lauded the commendable performances of the students and teachers. The programme was organized and coordinated by Ms. Geetha Suryan , HOD, Department of Malayalam.
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
– Henry B Adams
Paying Respect and showing gratitude to these magicians without wands, students of Loyola organised an event that touched hearts!
5th of September: A day that we celebrate teachers and express our sincere gratitude for their priceless contribution to the society and its enlightenment. As Nelson Mandela rightly said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world!” It gives people their wings that could bring dreams to life and create a world of their imagination. Paying ode to such mentors, guides and gurus, students of LIS took charge of organising a whole event that showered love and respect on their teachers. Students took care of every detail; starting from compering to performances; handmade cards and handmade flowers for every teacher, games, awards and fun! Students of higher grades also guised as teachers and dawned their roles for a day! Students put on a show that will be in the memories of teachers for a long time!