Bhavans Indian Educational School - World Literacy Day 2023
World Literacy Day serves to underscore the immense value of literacy for individuals, communities, and society as a whole. Literacy is the pathway to a well-educated and efficient society, and it remains as relevant today as it was decades ago.
On September 12, 2023, the students of grade 4A conducted a special assembly to celebrate ‘World Literacy Day’ in the school auditorium at 8:30 a.m. under the guidance of their class teacher Ms. Athira PV. The emcees Rithanya and Aliza commenced the assembly by greeting everyone and invoking the blessings of the Almighty God. This was followed by the presentation of the vision and mission statement of the school, thought for the day, word for the day, action song and a beautiful poem based on the theme. Students enacted a short skit on the value of reading and writing. The importance of education was emphasized through the eloquent speeches of the students. The students danced gracefully to a beautiful song that mesmerized the audience. At the end of the programme a short and inspiring video was shown based on the theme.
The Headmistress Ms. Muneera Mammikkutty addressed the gathering. She expressed her gratitude to the parents for gracing the occasion and making it special for the children. She interacted with the audience and explained the theme of the assembly in the simplest manner. She enlightened the children with the importance of basic literacy skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. She touched upon the vision of NEP 2020 regarding foundational literacy. She explained that children should become independent and engaged readers and writers who are able to transition from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn’ and from ‘learning to write to ‘writing for academic success and pleasure’. Furthermore, she threw light on the importance of mother tongue and requested the parents to communicate with the children in their native language and keep them rooted to our rich culture and values. She also stressed on the significance of learning different languages which will help in the holistic development of children leading to building a career, improving memory, cognitive functions, and learning more about the world. The assembly concluded with the rendition of the National Anthem.