Spring Daleans invoke common spiritual and historical roots to give a call for peace
Expressing concern over the increasing ethnic divide and the violence emanating from the same globally, and realizing the pressing need for establishing accord between people of various backgrounds, the students of classes VI to VIII of Spring Dale Senior School put their histrionic skills to use to invoke common spiritual and historical roots to give a call for peace.
Titled ‘Virasat’, the play, which started with the blessings of Mr S S Sandhu, Chairman, Spring Dale Educational Society, sifts through the pages of the 5000 years of Indian history from the time of the Indus Valley Civilization to the present times to explore the evolution of humanity on the Indian soil, with particular focus on the North West region, and the barbaric invasions by people of different ethnicities involved in a mad race to establish their supremacy over their fellow human beings.
In the end the need to establish peace through the promulgation of ancient beliefs as ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam’ (the whole world is one family) is highlighted to advance virtues that promote humanity and curb barbarity.
Giving details, Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that the play presents India as a land of confluence of cultures and religions. “It underscores the need to change the way in which history is taught so that the new generation develops better understanding of ethnicities, and various influences on them and develop a larger world view of Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam,” he said.
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that the cause of spreading peace was dear to the hearts the management, staff and students of Spring Dale Senior School and all others associated with the Spring Dales family.
“The entire Spring Dales family is devoted to the cause of promulgation of peace between the nations through initiatives like the annual Saanjh: Amritsar-Lahore festival and we reiterate our commitment to continue doing so in the years to come,” they said.
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