Literacy Day and National Grandparents Day celebrated at HMV Collegiate Sr. Sec. School

National Grandparents DayJalandhar September 11 (Jaswinder Azad)- To highlight the importance of literacy, HMV Collegiate Sr. Sec. School celebrated World Literacy Day and National Grandparents Day under the gifted guidance of Principal Dr.(Mrs.) Ajay Sareen and kind support of coordinator Mrs. Meenakshi Syal. The occasion commenced with the lamp lighting ceremony followed by the recital of DAV Gaan. Principal Dr.(Mrs.) Ajay Sareen and the school coordinator extended green welcome to Mrs. Prabhjot Kalra, HOD, Commerce Deptt. from Meritorious School, Jalandhar.
The aim of the event was to sensitize and mobilize students to elicit their interest in eradicating illiteracy. The students presented the scintillating skits on illiteracy to awake the masses for removing this social stigma. They presented thought provoking enactments to create the understanding and awareness on the importance of literacy among students. Principal Dr.(Mrs.) Ajay Sareen encouraged students to demonstrate and step forward for their support and solidarity for literacy and she said that literacy is not an end but is a means to most other learning and social and economic empowerment.
To connect young generation with their grandparents and to advocate the irreplaceable value of older adults, students presented Nukkad Natak, which informed students that grandparents are the foundation of our community as well as our link to the past. Students were enlightened, that grandparents make the world a little softer, a little kinder and a little warmer for us and they should respect their grandparents.
The students participated in choreography, skit and poster making competitions. Vaishnavi of SSC-2 (Arts) expressed her views on literacy through self-composed poem. The students of Meritorious School acquainted the audience with their performance based on literacy fervor especially stressing upon the impact of social media on modern generation. The guest of the event Mrs.Prabhjot Kalra inspired students about E-Awareness and enlightened students to grasp more and more knowledge from the platform given to them. She further appreciated the remarkable performances given by the students. Team 5 (Students of SSC-2 Arts), Aman, Tanya, Ridhi, Shubhneet, Kriti, Tarunika, Vidita and Vaishnavi won the skit competition. Sukhwinder (+1 comm.) and Isha Arora (+1 Arts) were announced the winners of Poster making competition. Vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs. Meenakshi Syal. Stage was successfully conducted by Ms. Sukriti. On this occasion, faculty members Mrs. Upma, Ms. Richa and Mrs. Anuradha were also present. The success of the event was evident through the joyful smiles and teary eyes of students as they felt nostalgic when they gave salute to their roots.

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