RAMAKRISHNA SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
M- BLOCK VIKASPURI, NEW DELHI -18
October 2, 2020
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE
“NON–VIOLENCE IS THE GREATEST FORCE AT THE DISPOSAL OF MANKIND. IT IS MIGHTIER THAN THE MIGHTIEST WEAPON OF DESTRUCTION DEVISED BY THE INGENUITY OF MAN.”
The International Day of Non–Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non–violence. We pay homage to our heroes and great leaders on their birth anniversaries. More often than not, such events pass in a ritualistic manner. But at times, the nation must not only pay homage to its leaders, but also make the younger generation aware of their stellar contribution to the good of the country.
Mahatma Gandhi, the pioneer of India’s freedom struggle, and Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India, were born on October 2. They coined popular national slogans that resonated with masses. While Mahatma Gandhi coined the slogan “Do or Die” (Karo ya maro), Lal Bahadur Shastri’s “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” (Hail the soldier, hail the farmer) became widely accepted.
These two India’s greatest leaders were instrumental in India’s freedom struggle. Both Mahatma Gandhi, and Lal Bahadur Shastri’s lives are exemplary and a source of motivation for students. Both these men are known to exhibit clarity and calmness even in situations that created panic. Their clarity of thoughts and resolve to act is something, students can learn from.
RKS affirms to pay tribute to these two national heroes by celebrating the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic. The students are supposed to perform the following activities:
TOPIC: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE
The activities are assigned as follows:
Classes I – IV : Recite a poem on Non-Violence in Hindi or English, make a video of it and upload it.
Classes V – VIII : Prepare a portrait of either Mahatma Gandhi or Lal Bahadur Shastri along with a slogan given by them.
Classes IX–XII : Write a paragraph in 100-120 words, depicting the role played by Mahatma Gandhi in India’s freedom struggle or by Lal Bahadur Shastri as the Prime Minister of India.
Below is the link where the different activities are to be uploaded.
Last date of submission: October 12, 2020.