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Tiny tots learn the importance of expressing gratitude

Little ones at Apeejay Charkhi Dadri gave bouquets and cards to the school staff to mark Gratitude Day



Apeejay School, Charkhi Dadri, recently celebrated Gratitude Day to inculcate good values in young students, in line with Apeejay’s mission of shaping personalities. The day was celebrated through various activities to remind children about the importance of expressing thanks and appreciation to people around them.

To mark the occasion, Apeejay students expressed heartfelt gratitude towards the ancillary staff and presented them with beautiful cards and bouquets. It helped little Apeejayites feel positive emotions, relish good experiences, and build strong relationships. They were taught to be grateful to their friends, family members, and elders.

Apeejay Charkhi Dadri’s principal, Rudrendra Basak, appreciated the way young students expressed their love and gratitude. He also highlighted how being thankful can also bring about happiness not only in the lives of others but also in their own. He added it was the right age to inculcate in children the attitude of being thankful.

Every year, World Gratitude Day is observed on September 21 to encourage individuals and organisations in society to celebrate the broad meaning of gratitude. It was first celebrated in 1965. There are many benefits known to be associated with showing gratitude. It is known to help improve self-esteem and lower stress levels. It also enhances social skills.

“As Henri Frederic Amiel says, ‘Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.’”

-Rudrendra Basak, principal, Apeejay Charkhi Dadri 

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal 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.