SREE VIDYANIKETHAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL TIRUPATHI
WORLD KINDNESS DAY
World kindness day was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement. In 2009, Singapore observed the day for the first time. Italy and India also observed the day.At the request of the Chairman of World Kindness Australia, World Kindness Day was placed on the Federal School Calendar and the then Minister of School Education, Early Childhood, and Youth provided a Declaration and placed World Kindness Day on the National School Calendar for over 9000 schools. Schools across the globe are now celebrating World Kindness Day and work with local NGOs.
For the first time the ‘World Kindness Day’was celebrated in SreeVidyanikethan International School on the 13th of November, 2017.Under the able guidance of MrKierane Eugene Rigney, Principal of SreeVidyanikethan International School,Garuda House mistress, Ms. Sreerupa Dutta initiated a program called, ‘Help the underprivileged’. Teachers and students of Garuda House enthusiastically participated in the program.
The program motivated the students to bring in unused and pre-used clothes, toys, note books, story books, pencils, crayons, erasers, umbrellas and shoes that could be distributed to the needy.This had an overwhelming response.
We had packed eight cartons of clothes, four cartons of toys, two cartons of books, another one carton consisted of pens, pencils, erasers, shoes and umbrellas. On 11th of November 2017, we visited ‘Manovikas Kendra, Tirupati, a center for mentally retarded and physically challenged children with these cartons.
The center is run by aself-supported and dedicated gentleman, named Mr. Murali. Teachers from Garuda house, accompanied by Vice Principal of the school, Mr. Adam Russels and the ESL teacher, Mr. William Paul Black from Ireland, and students of class XI of Garuda House visited the organization.
The students from class VII C, X A, B, C, XII B and IX A volunteered to co-ordinate the program, ‘Help the Underprivileged’ and were passionate towards the cause. This visit to the orphanage truly sensitized the students who now pledged to help the underprivileged in the future as well.
In extension of this program, a World Kindness Day -A Special Assembly was held on the 13th of November, 2017. The student of class XI, Master Viswak shared his humbling experience to the school, followed by a talk by the Vice Principal, Mr. Adam Russels on the importance of kindness in the life of students.