In our school, we have few days marked in the academic calendar. They are usually intended to be special for they remind our young ones about the principles, valour, selfless service and the dedication of our leaders and teachers.
In many countries, this day is intended for the appreciation of teachers and includes celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular field or the community in general. We celebrate Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birthday on September 5 as Teachers’ Day. Our pupils show their admiration and respect for their teachers by organising a special function or event for them.
World Environment Week
It is one of the main events through which the United Nations wants to create worldwide awareness about the environment and draw attention towards it.
In spite of considerable efforts and achievements, several problems are still unresolved. During the week, our learners are mostly involved in activities pertaining to the conservation and preservation of the environment, such as the tree planting drive in the local community or the cleanliness campaign around the city.
World Health Day
Every year on 7th April, the world celebrates World Health Day which is sponsored by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It has a different theme each year focusing on health issues of various age groups. For example, the theme in 2013 was 'Healthy Environment for Children' as millions of children die every year from environmental-related illnesses. They can be saved by the creation of healthy settings, whether it is the home, school or the community. Our learners make posters, distribute pamphlets and organise talks related to the theme and are a part of the chain providing health information.
Events are held throughout the week that focuses attention on worldwide literacy issues. With the development of new technologies, the gap between rich and poor countries is growing wider by the day. Illiteracy is now a global problem. In this week, our pupils participate in various literacy events organised by the State Education Department.
International Friendship Day
It is commemorated in our school on the third Friday in July which is a day dedicated to understanding of the country’s relations with neighbouring countries and beyond. It aims to sensitise our children towards the inherent geo-political realities as well as nurture in our pupils, the spirit of friendship and collaboration among different people.
Schools commemorate Harmony Day on 21st October. This day serves to remind our pupils that social division costs us dearly and that caste, creed or religion are potential fault-lines in our society. It is a day for schools to reflect on and celebrate our success as a harmonious nation and society, built on a rich diversity of culture and heritage. Pupils must respect the customs and traditions of our communities and religions.
All over India, 14th November is celebrated as Children's Day for it marks the birthday of our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. There are many special events organised for pupils on this day. Food and juice packets are served to them in school.