Affiliation No: - 2132980 | Period: - 01.04.2020 to 31.03.2023 | School Code: - 71048 | Affiliated till Senior Secondary

DAY 5 of the Bibliophile Week at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School

DAY 5 of the Bibliophile Week at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School

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If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all – Oscar Wilde.

Seth Anandram Jaipuria School celebrated its 6th World Book Day with Grades 1-5. Students conducted the special assembly, and they managed to put up a splendid show for the students of the school in the presence of our guest speaker, Dr Nayela Ahmad and the Principal, Mrs Poonam Kochitty.

The program began with the auspicious lighting of the lamp and the invocation of the Almighty’s blessings. Students introduced the importance of the celebrations of World Book Day and the purpose behind the same. Students dressed up as Disney princesses, from Jasmine, Belle and Rapunzel to Mulan and Pocahontas. Two of the school’s teachers, who have also been published as authors, Ms Anuragini Pandey and Mrs Anuradha Shankar, addressed the gathering with their experiences and tips on writing and being consistent at it.

The program progressed further with a melodious and intriguing song about books and World Book Day. A troupe of dancers presented a splendid performance dedicated to the most loyal friends ever – books. The event culminated with wise words from our guest speaker, wherein she deeply interacted with the students and encouraged them to read extensively.

One of the aims of the bibliophile week was to familiarise the students with diverse writing genres. The students of class VI onwards were introduced to Indian Writing in English in today’s morning assembly. The students were acquainted with the history of Indian Writing in English. They realised the uniqueness of Indian English and how writers of partition literature imagined a cosmopolitan world. Passages from Amitav Ghosh’s, ‘The Shadow Lines’, Saadat Hasan Manto’s ‘Toba Tek Singh’ and Alberto Rios’s poem ‘Borders’ were read aloud in the assembly. The students reimagined a world beyond borders through these excerpts and acknowledged how literature upholds the message of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The world is one family).

The activity for the day across all classes was a Relay Dumbcharades but with a twist. We chose to okay the game with similes and metaphors. The students were engaged in a relay race of similes and metaphors, and the students were expected to guess maximum metaphors in a limited time. This one proved to be the activity the students and teachers enjoyed the most. The delight was so overt that they were unwilling to leave the classes for their further schedules. The joy was exhilarating.

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