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Legacy of Love: Grandparents Day shines at a Jalandhar-based school

Tiny tots come together to celebrate the pillars of their family tree



In family life, grandparents emerge as the irreplaceable threads, weaving together generations with their boundless love and cherished traditions. They stand as the steadfast foundation upon which family legacies are built, their stories resonating through time. To pay homage to these custodians of affection, the Pre-Primary Section and classes I and II of Apeejay School, Rama Mandi in Jalandhar embraced the spirit of Grandparents Day.

The festivities unfurled with a warm embrace extended to the esteemed grandparents, who were greeted with open arms and radiant smiles. The primary cherubs took centrestage, their dance performance a testament to the exuberance and innocence that define childhood. Melodic harmonies wafted through the air as students, with hearts full of gratitude, serenaded their beloved grandparents. Poignant verses, penned from the depths of young hearts, were recited with an endearing sincerity.

In a heartwarming display of familial synergy, grandparents reciprocated with performances that spoke volumes of their enduring zest for life. Together, they danced, recited verses, and sang in harmonious symphony with their grandchildren. Laughter and joy echoed through the hall of the school, forging bonds that transcended generations.

The mirth was elevated by a series of spirited games, each brimming with nostalgia and intergenerational camaraderie. Grandparents, with a youthful zeal, participated with gusto, their eyes twinkling with the anticipation of sweet victory. Chocolates, awarded to the triumphant, served as tokens of jubilation, affirming the jubilant spirit of the occasion.

A stellar moment of the celebration was the grand procession down the ramp, where grandparents, adorned in grace and poise, walked hand in hand with their precious grandchildren. The runway resonated with the cadence of their steps, each stride a testament to the timeless connection they shared. Enveloped in an atmosphere of shared purpose and mutual adoration, the runway became a stage for love’s unspoken eloquence.

Principal of the school, Mr AK Sharma, in his poignant address, illuminated the pivotal role grandparents play in shaping life. He extolled their position as the bedrock of familial unity, their presence akin to the sturdy shelter that shields a home from life’s tempests. Gratitude permeated his words, as he extended heartfelt thanks for their enthusiastic participation in this bespoke celebration.

Vice-principal, Ms Aarti Shorey Bhat echoed similar sentiments, expressing her deepest appreciation for the fervour and finesse with which the grandparents graced the ramp. She extended her gratitude to the diligent faculty and support staff, whose tireless efforts paved the way for the resounding success of the programme. In heartfelt praise, she lauded the principal, a visionary whose guidance and motivation steered the event towards its triumphant culmination.

Beyond the structured proceedings, the school staff engaged in intimate exchanges with the guests during a high tea, fostering connections that transcended the formalities of the event. The atmosphere was electric with shared jubilation, each heart brimming with genuine happiness.

In celebrating Grandparents Day, we pay tribute to more than just the passage of years. We honour the wisdom, the resilience, and the love that grandparents embody. It is through their stories that history lives on, and through their embrace that we find solace. Let us not forget that the lessons of kindness, patience, and unconditional love are best learned at the knees of grandparents. Their presence in a child’s life is a gift beyond measure.

As we reflect on this poignant celebration, let us be reminded that the smallest gestures hold the power to light up a grandparent’s world. A drawing, a letter, or even a simple hug can bring immeasurable joy. The bond with grandparents is a thread that holds fast, even in the face of time’s unrelenting march. 

Mrini Devnani is a Principal Correspondent and Marketing Coordinator at Newsroom. She covers student achievements, conducts interviews, and contributes content to the website. Previously, she served as a Correspondent specialising in Edu-tech for the India Today Group. Her skill areas extend to Social Media and Digital Marketing. For any inquiries or correspondence, you can reach out to her at [email protected].