Class Presentation XII-W (19-08-2020)

Topic- Alone Together

In these challenging times, while we are cut off from each other, we must have faith that no matter how hard the times are, our resilience will get us through the darkest of days. We need to resist the urge to react and instead respond more meaningfully in a manner that reflects the hope of a brighter tomorrow. 

krodhad bhavati sammohah
sammohat smrti-vibhramah
smrti-bhramsad buddhi-naso
buddhi-nasat pranasyati

This Shloka from Bhagavad Gita means that anger leads to perplexity, and from perplexity arises confusion. This in turn leads to us losing the power of reasoning. So what we need to do is exercise self control, for any deed done in a strong flow of emotion is bound to become an act of greatest regret.

The following quote by Jeanette LeBlanc sums up the essence of the class presentation beautifully:

“Because in our pain we must find each other – mirror to mirror the grace of our shared humanity, the stunningly broken beauty of our shared grief. 

And you can let your grief see my grief and let our tears mingle into some kind of healing alchemy, and you’ll know what I know. That we are never alone.”

The presentation began with the prayer ‘Ae Maalik Tere Bande Hum’ by Asmita Ohri. It was followed by an opening delivered by Saumya Goyal who also shared the rationale behind the choice of topic. Ujjwal Kirti shared a Shloka from the Bhagavad Gita to encourage the practice of responding rather than reacting. The thought for the day was shared by Arya Malik, followed by the recitation of a self composed poem by Ujjwal Kriti. Mansi Ahuja sang a cover of Fix You (Coldplay) and the vote of thanks was delivered by Shivansh Gaur. Snigdha Adil and Stuthi Nair were the comperes for the whole Presentation. The creative work on the title slide of the Presentation was the work of Kanika Gupta. The  e-invite and the audio compilation was done by Snigdha Adil and the  video invite was crafted by Shambhavi Arora.

19 August 2020 Wednesday
Class Teacher- Ms Shelly Jolly
Class -XII-W
Vice Principal- Ms Renu Nayar
Class Representative –  Ms Anubha Gopal
Activity Incharge – Ms Kaveri Dhar