Spring Daleans pay rich tributes to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary
The management, staff and students of Spring Dale Senior School paid rich tributes to India’s Missile Man and the Eleventh President of the country, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary, which has been declared as World Students’ Day by the United Nations. Dr Kalam’s proclivity towards the youth and his desire to offer them the best in terms of education in the most conducive environment, led the school authorities to fill the students’ day with fun and educative activities.
The day saw students from classes I to XII of the school indulging in activities including drawing and poster making, essay writing, which was a part of the Expression Series of the CBSE, caption writing, and discussions on the life of the departed scientist, while students were also apprised of the facts pertaining to Dr Kalam besides being shown documentaries on his life in class assemblies organized specially for the occasion.
Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that a festive aura pervaded the school premises as the staff and students threw themselves heart and soul into the activities that marked the day. “Though he is no more, the influence of Dr Kalam is such that people of all ages still adore him and want to know more about him and be connected with the rich legacy that he has left behind,” he said.
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Director, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that it was heartening to see the enthusiasm with which the staff and students participated in these activities. Dr Kalam was truly a youth icon as he liked being in the company of young people. “He was truly a ‘People’s President’ and the ‘Man of the Masses’. He continues to touch many lives even after his death,” they said.
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