Traditional Day -Jr. KG
-Ms. Rochelle D’Souza
“A love for tradition has never weakened a nation” said the famous Winston Churchill.
The Jr.KG section of Don Bosco High School Matunga celebrated Traditional Day virtually on 16th of December 2020 to promote “Unity in diversity” which highlights the concept where individual differences in physical attributes, skin color, caste, creed, culture and religious practices are not looked upon as a conflict rather an idea that enriches a society and binds the nation as a whole.
It was indeed an eventful day celebrating our motherland India, a country where various languages are spoken, people having different social beliefs, customs, tradition, culture, food-habits and even a dressing style -indeed a land of diverse culture, but united.
The boys have been learning about festivals and to widen their outlook some were asked to speak about the cultures from around our country – Punjab, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat. They each spoke about the festivals celebrated in that state, their prayer rituals, the food specially prepared on the occasion, their dances, and the festivities that surrounds these occasions. The teacher then with her inputs explained the content to the class. The teacher also explained to the boys how different people live around us but it is of utmost importance that we respect each ones religion and culture. This was indeed the focus of this event.
The students dressed in the respective traditional attire looked simply amazing as they collectively displayed an array of colours that reflected the diversity of India.
The boys also coloured a very symbolic worksheet depicting children holding hands under a picture of the India flag giving them the sense of unity and togetherness that they should follow as citizens of India
The enthusiastic participation of the children with the help of their parents made the traditional day celebrations meaningful and eventful. Another virtual class event celebrated with meaning!