“There is no garden as beautiful as childhood”
Children’s Day this year was celebrated across the city virtually due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Besides the grave social, economic, and health impact on people around the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic’s silent blow on children of all ages is profound. But in spite of all these odds, Children’s Day was celebrated in little fairy with a lot of vigour and enthusiasm, virtually. It was definitely not the same as regular celebrations but the teachers went out of their way to use technology and do the best they could in the times of pandemic. We may not be in the physical space but are connected digitally. Teachers recorded their motivational speeches, sang songs, played games, recited poems etc., all this was live-streamed by the teachers on 14th November in their respective classes.
The Principal, Sr. Mary Alice beautifully explained the students how they need to take up personal responsibility and learn about personal growth and metamorphically stated that children are the light in this world. She also focused on the fact that real education enables us to handle any situation peacefully, finding the good, even in worse situations. She blessed the students and their families, quoting the famous adage,” There are things which you cannot buy which also includes childhood days!”. Students appreciated the creativity of the teachers amid the ‘New Normal’. The programme had a series of interesting and exciting events all planned meticulously for complete entertainment. It was an effort to give back a little, what the children had been deprived of, after the outbreak of this pandemic.
Last year, Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate activist, took the world by storm after she gave her speech on the importance of active participation to fight climate change. Thunberg is proof of the fact that children are aware of the changes around them and wish to do their part in making the world a better place.