*Image credit DPS Ranchi , Ratan Lal
Delhi Public School, Ranchi observed National Integration Week from 19th November to 25th November 2017.This project has been taken up by the Government of India to foster and reinforce the Spirit of Communal Harmony, National Integration and Pride in our Vibrant, Composite Culture and Neighborhood. As a part of the celebration of National Integration Week various events were organized namely Slogan Writing Competition, Speech Writing Competition, Painting Competition and Essay Writing Competition on the topic ‘How to Conserve Environment’.
The observation of the ‘Qaumi Ekta Week’ helped the students to know and understand the inherent strength and resilience of our country to withstand actual and potential threats to the eclectic and secular fabric of our country, and nurture a spirit of communal harmony in its widest sense.
The motive of the activity was to educate young minds about the importance of National Integrity, create awareness of a common identity amongst the students and to educate them that although we belong to different castes, religions, regions and speak different languages we must recognize the fact that we are all one.
Anushka Agastiya , Kingshuk Banerjee and Samridhi won the first, second and third prize respectively in Slogan Writing Competition.Whereas; in Painting Competition Ankit Kumar won the first prize; Momita Das won the second prize and Prashasha Ipsa the third prize.
In Essay Writing Competition, Shally Kumar won the first prize Kumar Ankesh won the second prize and Diksha Arora the third prize.
Kingshuk Banerjee won the first prize; Shivansh Tiwari won the second prize and Asifa the third prize in the Speech Competition.
A cultural programme was also put up. In the cultural programme the students dressed in different outfits represented different states of the country and their culture and shared the message of a united India.
The National Integration Week ended with a rally on Flag Day. 500 students of the school took part in this rally. With the help of this rally the students shared the message of united India with slogans Ekta Main Anekta Hi Hamari Shaan Hai and Anekta Main Ekta Yahi Bharat Ki Visheshta.
Dr. Ram Singh the Principal of the school said that this occasion has provided an opportunity to reaffirm age old traditions and faith in the values of tolerance, co-existence and brotherhood in a multi-cultural and multi–religious society.