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‘Grateful to teachers for shaping our children into responsible citizens and great human beings’

Parents share how their children are being introduced to the rich heritage and culture of India through various activities at Apeejay School, Faridabad

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Apeejay School, Faridabad, is revelling in the week-long celebrations ahead of the much-awaited 75th anniversary of Independence Day. Titled the “Incredible India Week”, the gala has been organised in an effort to inculcate in students an appreciation and respect for their nation and its diversity. The school has put together a plethora of engaging Independence Day-themed activities for both the primary and secondary wing students.

Parthiv Berry

Sapna Berry, mother of class 3 student Parthiv Berry, says she cannot appreciate enough the school’s efforts to nurture in children a sense of love and belongingness toward their country at such a young age. “The school has taken up a very good initiative since observing important days as these are crucial in inspiring patriotism in children. This way, children also show their gratitude towards the selfless sacrifices and unparalleled contributions of great leaders,” Sapna states. 

Sapna’s son recently narrated a story on the topic “Unity is Strength” as part of a class activity. She recalls how her son’s talk was inspired by an incident that took place in their neighbourhood—how a group of dogs rescued a puppy from a pit. “I told my son, ‘That is what ‘unity is strength’ is all about!’ Thanks to the innovative class activities, my son is learning to identify important values and inculcate them in the process.”

Sapna shares that her son also made a tricolour drawing themed on the “Amazing facts of India” and is preparing for a quiz on the Indian states and their capital. “Parthiv was very enthusiastic to learn about different facts,” adds the mother. “He also attended a workshop on being a good citizen as well as a special assembly on Independence Day.”

Kiara Dudeja

Meanwhile, Garima Dudeja’s daughter Kiara, who is in nursery, participated in a “Dress and Tell” activity themed on the states of India. “Since my daughter has visited Goa a couple of times, we picked up the state for this activity.” Kiara also presented a dance performance and took part in the special assembly.

Highlighting how activities like these are benefitting her daughter, Garima says, “Kiara’s speaking skills have improved; she is now able to express her thoughts well. The school has played a vital role in her day-to-day learning process and her overall growth and development. Earlier, she was unaware of the different Indian festivals but has learned about them over time including their significance and rituals. I am really grateful to Apeejay for shaping our children into responsible citizens and great human beings.”

Avyaan Lalwani

Adds Mansi Lalwani, whose child Avyaan is in kindergarten, “Through ‘Dress and Tell’, my son learned about Rajasthan, the state he represented, as well as other states.” Avyaan also participated in dance and a recitation competition in English. “While gaining pertinent knowledge about his country, he is also developing communication skills. Their teachers are helping them learn so much.” 

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Senior Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.

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