Around 150 grandparents enjoyed the celebration of Grandparents’ Day at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mangaldai to the fullest dancing to the tune of Bihu songs while participated in the event which made the day memorable for all.
When there have been allegations that in English medium schools the students are not imparted knowledge on different aspects of human values, character building, etc., but “Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV), Mangaldai has proved all such allegations to be false”.
This was stated by Tilak Kalita, grand parent of a student of KV, Mangaldai on Saturday during an interaction with the students and teachers of the institution on the occasion of the Grandparents’ Day celebration at the school.
“One of my grandchildren has passed out and became an engineer, and another of my grandchildren is now studying in this school,” said a delighted octogenarian grand parent, Bhadreswari Sarma Barua.
“I have been coming to the function since the beginning and every time I enjoy a lot amidst a large number of my grand children,” he added.
Several other grandparents including Jadab Sarma, Alaka Devi and Renu Choudhury also expressed their views on the day and all of them highly appreciated the move in bringing two generations much closer to each other.
The day-long celebration began with lighting of the ceremonial lamp by two senior-most octogenarian parents Ganapati Nath and Sundari Devi respectively while Principal Suresh J Babu delivered the keynote address.
In his address, Babu explained the significance of the Grandparents’ Day and appealed to the students to always remain concerned about the care, protection and respect for all grandparents.
The celebration also marked presentation of colourful cultural programmes by the students of the primary level.
The programme, which ended with the vote of thanks by senior faculty member Sehena Begum followed by the National Anthem, also witnessed an exhibition of teaching learning materials.
Significantly, each of the grandparents on their arrival at the school was greeted in a grand manner by the Scouts and Guides members and were also offered with a greetings card prepared by the students.