WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR DIALOGUE AND DEVELOPMENT

Students highlight India’s unity in diversity through dances and palatable tiffin menus

Depicting a rare confluence of cultures, and through this the unity of India, the home of a variety of rich cultural traditions, the students of Spring Dale Senior School, organized a cultural event in which they performed Punjabi and Kashmiri dances, and consumed palatable Indian dishes from various states, which they brought in their lunch boxes and shared with each other to mark the celebration of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

The school on this occasion displayed a canvas bearing glimpses of various cultural traditions found in India, and how, they help in upholding the country’s unity, their miscellany notwithstanding, while the students of senior classes were shown educational videos of discussions on the issue of cultural diversity.

Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that the celebration was in tune with a UN sanctioned international holiday aimed at promoting issues related to diversity. He added that the collage was a tribute to the nation, its history, culture and heroes. Mr Sharma maintained that the school being a coordinating centre for SPICMACAY has maintained the tradition of hosting cultural programmes of SPICMACAY. “This is the best way of keeping our youth well-rooted in and aware of our rich culture,” he said.

Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that observances as this enable students to understand the importance of cultural diversity and teach them how to live in harmony with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.