150th Birth day of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of our Nation was observed on 2nd October 2019, Wednesday, in St May’s English Medium school (CBSE), Kannarpady, with great esteem.
The day was observed by St Marian’s in a different way. The observation started at 9:00 am in St Mary’s Auditorium with a formal programme specially organized to pay respect to the propagator of non-violence. Mr K Krishnamurthi Acharya, President of the management committee of Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple, Kannarpady was the guest of the day. He gave a brief description of Gandhian principle of no-violence and asked students to read about the life of Mahatma Gandhi whenever they get time. Rev Fr Valerian Mendonca correspondent, St Mary’s Educational institutions, spoke about Gandhiji’s desire of achieving Kalyana Rajya and asked students to carry the message of love, sacrifice and sensitivity towards the needy in the society. Vice Principal Mrs Rita Quadros in her message gave a call to reach the needy and keep our surrounding clean and thereby accomplishing the goal of “Swacch Bharat, Swasth Bharat.” The students and the teachers actively took part in all religion prayer session which was a part of the observation.
St Marian’s made the observation a memorable one by a special deed of reaching the needy in the community. After the all religion prayer session 500 students of the school from 7th to 12th grade visited 11 places of the needy divided into 7 groups under the guidance of the teachers. The students tried to respond to the emotional and physical requirements of the people in those places. They entertained the inmates with some cultural programme, conducted various games and brought smile on their face. The school donated groceries, fruits, stationery items, clothes and other items required by these institutions.
On the whole the day was spent meaningfully responding to the needs of the less privileged, mentally and physically challenged and the needy in the society. Mr Vinay Suvarna, PRO of the school and Miss Rachel, student 9th grade coordinated the formal function. The whole programme was systematically planned by Fr Johnson Sequeira, principal of the school and well executed by the support of vice principal Mrs Rita Quadros.