“Unity is strength, where there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”
In connection with the concept of national integration, the tiny tots of The Model School participated in Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, also known as National Unity Day celebrations with great zest and enthusiasm, on 31st October 2019. Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day was introduced by the Government of India in 2014. The National Unity Day provides an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation – India- to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country.
To commemorate the 144th birth anniversary of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was born on 31st October, National Unity Day is celebrated by Indians spread across different parts of the world. Under Jawaharlal Nehru’s term as Prime Minister, Sardar Patel served as the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. Sardar Patel is most popularly known as the founding father of the Republic of India as he played a significant role in integrating the independent provinces into a unified India just after the partition.
To spread the awareness of national integration and unity, a special assembly was organized by the Kindergarten Section. The day began by seeking the blessings of The Almighty through Quran Recitation by Zainab Jabir and prayer by Abigail Binny. Our Principal and HoS were also present.
The dazzling stars of KG1 danced gracefully to the song, “Bandhe Mein Tha Dum, Vande Mataram”, showcasing their love and patriotism towards their home country.
The tiny tots of KG2 paid a tribute to the great heroes of Indian society who fought for independence, by grooving to the beats of the song, “Sabarmati Ke Sang”. It was an enthralling and mesmerizing performance when the students expressed their love for their country by dancing to the song, “Ae Watan”.
The programme concluded with the vote of thanks by our Supervisor and then the National Anthem. The assembly conveyed the message that ‘united, we stand and divided, we fall’. It instilled patriotism in the young minds and inspired the students to work hard towards making this world a better place to live in by respecting and treating all citizens equally, irrespective of their caste, creed, race and social background.
On the whole, the message of national integration and patriotism reached the students and it was indeed a great tribute to Sardar Vallabhai Patel, who played a vital role in bringing together our nation.