The students of middle school participated in an event commemorating 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary with great enthusiasm. The quadrangle of the school was beautifully decorated with posters and drawings, portraying Gandhi’s huge role in the freedom struggle. Students expressed their gratitude with write-ups, sketches and successfully managed to capture the bygone era of the India’s freedom struggle. We all appreciated the valuable lessons he taught us, namely those of love, peace, brotherhood and the strength of our minds. His lessons teach us that even though someone is bigger and stronger than us, we should fight for truth, with non-violence and never give up. This event gave us all an opportunity to improve our teamwork and leadership skills and taught us to think outside of the box. Our quadrangle reflected all the pride we felt for our country and for those who sacrificed themselves for our freedom. It was an epitome of originality and creativity reflected in the ‘Charkhas’, the symbol of self-reliance, made of recycled material as the quadrangle was brimming with students throughout the day. We are proud to call ourselves ‘Indians’ and promise to stand upright just like Gandhi!
Devangana Dam, VII C