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Apeejay, Noida students celebrate International Democracy Day

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Faced with the Covid-19 pandemic, the spirit of democracy globally may have dimmed. However, the health crisis, which comes with its own set of challenges, has also provided an opportunity to review the state of democracy across the world and work towards more people-centric and sustainable goals.

Celebrated each year on September 15, the International Day of Democracy, established by the United Nations in 2007, is a day that marks the values of freedom and respect for human rights. The primary department of Apeejay School, Noida celebrated this occasion via a virtual session where the students were shown an informative PowerPoint presentation on democracy in various parts of the world.

The students were sensitised about India as the largest democracy in the world and taught how each person has the right to cast a vote and thereby make a difference towards the country. Through an informative video, students were apprised about the importance of protection and effective realisation of human rights. To better their understanding about the subject, each student was also given a chance to share his/her views about the prevalent voting system in India.

Closing the event, Primary In-charge at school, Mrs. Smriti Samuel reiterated that the celebration of such days of global importance are occasions to educate students about issues pertaining to a huge population. It mobilises their will to address global problems and attempt to find their solutions.

“Democracy empowers the people and strengthens the societal norms and practices in the favour of its people. All democratic governments should respect the rights of the citizens and ensure that they are provided freedom of political expression, speech, and the internet to express their concerns and owned interests.”

-Mr. Ak Sharma, Principal, Apeejay School, Noida 

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