Joy of Giving at SAS, Bopal<>br
The importance of ‘GIVING,’ needs to be inculcated in children at an early age. Keeping this purpose in mind the Pre-Primary section of Shanti Asiatic School, Bopal conducted a heartwarming event called ‘Joy of Giving’ recently.
The students of Saraswati Vidhyamandir (Prahaladnagar) Ahmedabad, were invited to the Pre-Primary wing of SAS, Bopal. A colourful programme was presented by the tiny tots of SAS, Bopal. Return gifts in the form of special gift packets were given to children of Saraswati Vidyavihar.
The event ended leaving a deep impact on the mind and soul of one and all present.
Our relentless endeavour has always been to provide an invigorating ambience of cultural ethos, so that innocent minds are cradled to become good human beings. Keeping this in view Shanti Asatic School, Bopal organized a field trip to Gurudwara Gobind Dham for Class II students. The main purpose of the visit was to seek blessings of the Almighty and acquaint the tiny tots with the significance of varied religions. They were also apprised with the rituals to be followed at the holy places. All of them visited Gurudwara with covered head, joined hands and sparkling eyes. They knelt down with respect in front of revered Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and ate Prasad after holy Ardaas was performed by the Bhai Sahib. The ‘Paathi’ explained to the students the intricacies of the Sikh religion. It was an enriching experience for students as they were enlightened about the Sikh Gurus and their contribution to the society at large. The teachers voluntarily contributed food items as a part ‘PRAYAAS’ to the Gurudawara. The visit proved very fruitful in enhancing the students’ knowledge about the tremendous contribution of Sikhism to our society.
Nukkad Natak in Shela village:
Students of class V – VII conducted a Nukkad Natak on the theme ‘Myth Bursting.’ The primary objective was to spread the awareness about various superstations rooted deep within our mind & inculcate scientific aptitude in daily life. Various myth bursting tricks were demonstrated through scientific experiments using ingredients from home. The villagers were also enlightened about food adulteration and ways to identify them. All this was carried out through a wonderful Nukad-Natak. All the participants of VIPNET group from Classes V – VII performed extraordinarily well with full confidence and enthusiasm. The spectators were overwhelmed with their performance.
All the students were full of enthusiasm and excitement as they were being the part of giving. They discovered that it is more blessed to give than to receive. Yet again SAS, Bopal recreated the magic of kindness and revived human values through their ‘PRAYAAS.’
Old clothes & Shoes Donation Drive
Our students from class V – X de-cluttered & rummaged into their closets, pulling out all those clothes which were in good condition but they no longer needed. This donation drive was an essential and transparent way to help the needy people. The students, educators and parents donated pre loved clothes and footwear. These were in turn packed in boxes & handed over to an NGO- Robin Hood Army.
Special Assembly: A special assembly was conducted for class VIII – X students on the theme JOY OF GIVING. The pupils gave a message through skit and articles. They welcomed the Robin Hood Army volunteers who explained to the students about the philanthropic work done by their group. The assembly concluded with a speech from Principal Sir who encouraged, motivated and praised the students for their efforts.
Spreading Radiance at SAS
Shanti Asiatic School invited the visually impaired children from Andha Kanya Prakash Gruh to sell ‘diyas’ on October 21, 2019. Students eagerly took part in the charity drive wherein diyas were sold in packets of two and six.
Swachhta Hi Sewa Campaign
Sanitation and hygiene are an integral part of any well developed nation. The first Cleanliness Drive in India was started on 25 September, 2014, Our PM has envisioned a ‘Clean India’ by 2nd October 2019 – the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. ‘Clean & Green India’ is not just an aspiration. It requires a great deal of action. Continuing with our efforts towards a clean community, SAS conducted a Seminar, a Rally & Cleanliness Drive to give an impetus to the Swachhta Hi Sewa Campaign.
RAKHI EXHIBITION @ SAS
“Not all of us can do great things, But we can do small things with great love.”
- Mother Teresa
Compassion towards the poor and the under privileged is an essential virtue for every human being. The importance of charity should be passed on to the next generation with the idea of making this world a better place. In order to inculcate the virtue of compassion empathy and love among the children, Shanti Asiatic School arranged Rakhi selling exhibition by Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh, a school for blind girls.
They were warmly welcomed by the teachers of Shanti Asiatic School . All the students were really keen and enthusiatic to buy rakhis and take part in this charity drive. They were really moved to see these special rakhis made by these visually challenged girls, who represented remarkable zest for life! These rakhis were really colourful and beautifully made. The students were awestruck by the artistic work of these girls. SAS students realized how fortunate they are to have this blessing of vision. They learned the difference between sympathy and empathy . The teachers and the other staff members also contributed to the noble cause by purchasing rakhis.
It was indeed a great learning experience for our students, they learnt to empathize with differently abled people and also the importance of giving back to the society in which they live. Thus the rakhi selling charity drive not only developed the bond of love and compassion among the students but also awakened the sense of responsibility towards the society.
Acts of charity not only help the people in need, but they also make you feel good!.