October 2, 2020 marks the 151th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the most prominent leader of the Indian Independence struggle and a pioneer of truth and non-violence. Popular for his non-violent movement, the purpose of this day is to honour the iconic leader. Gandhi Jayanthi is a “National holiday” celebrated all over India as a tribute to him. Gandhi considered non-violence to be a philosophy, a principle and an experience based on which it is possible to build a better society. Gandhi Jayanti is a way of commemorating and remembering the teachings of Gandhi and spreading his message of peace and harmony forward.
To reinforce the teachings of Bapu, a weeklong celebrations are organised in our school. Various programs like elocution, mask making and distribution, helping parents in their households, cleaning home etc. were conducted and best awards were granted for encouraging the non-violent way of life as well as celebrating Gandhi’s effort in the Indian Independence movement.
We concluded the celebration with a live session and also streamed it live on youtube. Our Principal Dr. Abdul Salam addressed the gatherings with an awe-inspiring speech imbibing the vision of Mahatma Gandhi into the minds of oxfordians. Sri Sivarajan, Gandhidarshan Samithi Secretary, Kerala gave a message through a recorded video regarding the life which each Indian ought to live. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Prof.N Radhakrishnan, the Chairman of Indian Council of Gandhian studies (New Delhi) and also the working Chairman of Kerala Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi shared his thoughts with the young mind in a soothing voice which mesmerised them deeply. On behalf of Gandhi Jayanthi Celebration the oxfordians rendered some cultural programs which exemplified patriotism.
Before bringing down the curtain, to show gratitude, the vote of thanks was delivered. On the same day afternoon an elocution competition was also conducted.