Students of Jain Heritage School, Kondapur; celebrate 10th Annual Day with the theme “Gandhi The Legend” to commemorate Gandhiji's 150 birth anniversary!
Hyderabad, December, 2018 : To commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Nation, the students of Jain Heritage a Cambridge School & Jain Toddlers, Kondapur, celebrated their 10th Annual Day with the theme “Gandhi The Legend” through a Light, Sound & Music performance, on Sunday. Mr Tushar Gandhi, the great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Other Dignitaries who included Dr. Chandrashekhar DP, CEO, JGI Schools, Mrs. Lakshmi Rao, Academic Director; Ms. Mona Mehdi, Principal; Ms. Lalitha Kosaraju, Center Head, and other Principals & Centre heads of JGI Schools.
This Audio-visual performance that celebrated the indomitable faith which Gandhi had in the ideals of non-violence & Satyagraha, gave a brief glimpse of his life journey. The depiction of his life journey was interspersed with the enactment scenes from his life coupled with dance & song performances by the students.
Scenes from his childhood followed by his visit to South Africa post his attainment of Barrister Degree. His encounter with racial discrimination there made him ponder upon the social issues prevalent & he turned into a social activist where he was able to gather significant support of the people who belonged to the Indian subcontinent, which made him to stay a little longer in that country.
The narration also included the next important phase of Gandhi’s life when he returned to his homeland. He was visibly upset after witnessing the trials & tribulations of the common people. It was a humble attempt of our students to portray scenes of the indefatigable efforts which he displayed throughout the Indian National Movement in pursuing his fellow countrymen to fight against the colonial oppression of the British. Bapu was instrumental in organizing the masses for action in the following movements: Non-cooperation movement, Civil Disobedience, Quit India. His tours across the country, the fact that he wanted to acquaint himself with the problems which the people faced was indeed touching. By solving their issues, gradually he was able to gather a huge support from all the sections of the society. Thus Hindu-Muslim unity was the mainstay of Non-cooperation Movement followed by massive women & children participation during the Civil Disobedience Movement and finally urging them to fight for their independence, albeit in a non-violent way.
Thus the endeavor of this show was to recreate the memory of the ideals which Mahatma Gandhi stood for. The scenes enacted brought us close to an emotional rendezvous with his life, as someone who had a vision of a free India.
This also sent a powerful message to the present generation that despite all the perpetration of violence today - Gandhi’s life continues to be an unequivocal inspiration, as a perfect embodiment of non-violence & hope. He lives in spirit even today when there are peaceful marches against any injustice being meted out