Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow
Topic : Does God have a gender?
Continuing with our recent Assemblies on “Gender Equality”, Devansh (IX), Manya (VIII) and Shubhanshi (VIII) conducted an assembly on 5th February’19 beginning with a discussion about Gender Equality which is SDG-5. They shared and discussed the meaning that is equal ease of access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender. This was followed by a video which reiterated that God is gender neutral. Devang(VIII) spoke about male specie being the Alpha species and the dominant one. That is one of the reasons why we address God as ‘He’. Manya discussed about “Ardhnarishwar” and the story of Rishi Bhrigni. It is a woman who gives a man his identity and takes no credit for it.
Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, touched upon the sensitive topic of Transgenders. She spoke about how they are treated in our society and discriminated. She reminded everyone that they did not choose to be the way they are and deserve to be accepted and respected. She further added that we all need to appreciate differences. She also discussed about LGBT and their rights. She said that we need to be more open minded and accept other people’s preferences. We are no one to pass judgment on anyone and need to change our attitude.
It was a thought provoking assembly which sparked in the children the need to question existing attitudes & perceptions. questioning existing attitudes and perceptions.