Mangaluru, Jan 31: Peace Day is commemorated every year on January 30 at the national level. The day being the remembrance of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi by Nathuram Godse. It is also recognized as the Shaheed Divas.
St Agnes School commemorated this day with a meaningful prayer service and cultural programme depicting the day’s importance. The chief guest was Vinatha K, professor at St Agnes College, department of Psychology, and the other dignitaries were the principal Sr Maria Gracilda AC and vice principal Sr Lenita Lobo AC.
The gathering was welcomed by a dance by students of grade VIII. The significance of the day was well presented by Adithi K P. A short tableau and a dance on ‘Peace and Harmony' were performed by the students of grade VII. A beautiful song on ‘Heal the World’ was sung in unison by students. Floral honour was offered to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi by the dignitaries. A 3-minute silence was also recognised at 11 am giving respect to the sacrifice of Mahatma Gandhi.
The chief guest in her words of appreciation congratulated the students for their brilliant performance and thanked the principal for inviting her for the event. She stressed the importance of peace and it is the need of the hour. She urged the students to keep a calm mind. She said, "Peace should come from you alone. Everyone need to be divine and spiritual."
The vice principal spoke on behalf of the principal and she too stressed the need to keep the mind at peace. "The true meaning of peace should come from oneself," she said.
The programme was compered by Velena and Lyra. The gathering was formally welcomed by Sufia Rehman and the vote of thanks was proposed by Siyona T expressing gratitude for being wonderful audience.