On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, 2 October 2018, DPS RK Puram organized a cultural programme to commemorate the birth of the Father of the Nation.
The staff and the students cleaned the school area as a part of the scheduled Cleanliness Drive. The unparalleled zeal and enthusiasm of the participants was instrumental in helping to realise the dream of Mahatma Gandhi.
The event commenced with the administration of the Swachhata Pledge by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal following which she addressed the gathering. She emphasized the ideals of non-violence, Swachh Bharat as well as eradicating the caste-based system. She elaborated on how she considered Mahatma Gandhi to be the bravest and strongest man and expressed her admiration for his autobiography, My Experiments with Truth. She spoke of his courage and conviction and his resolute beliefs which guided the freedom struggle and said that the country is what it is today, because of him. She also mentioned his staunch support of Women Empowerment as well as the abolition of the social evil of Untouchability. She concluded her speech with an enthusiastic Jai Hind which roused feelings of patriotism amongst the crowds gathered.
This was followed by a symphony of mellifluous voices serenading the audience with a melodious rendition of ‘ Vaishnav Jan To’.
The speeches by the students articulated and reflected the beliefs held by Mahatma Gandhi. The students painted a picture of the values expounded by him, reiterating the importance of fearlessness as well as leading a life free of material possessions, and adopting the use of Khadi. Lastly, various incidents from the freedom struggle were referred to, in order to bring out his greatness, dedication to Ahimsa; and the crucial role he played in the liberation of the country.
The adroit artistes in the Nukkad Natak used the medium of traditional street play to illustrate the importance of the ideals held by the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
Decked in a plethora of vibrant colors and reverberating beats, dancers performed the Dangi Nritya, a tribal dance full of energy, skill, and enthusiasm.
The event concluded with the National Anthem.