CIRCULAR REGARDING WORLD ELDER'S DAY AND GANDHI JAYANTI
"It is in the roots, not the branches, that a tree’s greatest strength lies"- Matshona Dhliwayo
While we appreciate the fact that diversity makes for a rich tapestry of life, we must acknowledge that all the threads of the tapestry are important and equal in value. If we wish to weave the fabric of humanity with radiant hues, we cannot ignore the role of the hands that steadied us.
One exemplary pillar of our society, who left his mark all across the world, is Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhiji is respected as one of history’s most transformative and inspirational figures. Gandhiji was a fearless campaigner for the rights and dignity of all people. He believed that to care for someone who once cared for us, is the highest honour.
Getting old is an inevitable process and with old age comes maturity and wisdom. The elders in the society are the custodians of our culture and keepers of traditions. We are richer because of the goldmine of knowledge and wealth of experience passed on to us by our elders.
It has been rightly said that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. However, to bridge the generation gap, one needs to adapt to the new while retaining the goodness of the old.
Grandparents’ love truly is unconditional. The relationship between a grandchild and a grandparent is an irreplaceable and unforgettable bond. We believe that grandparents make the world... a little softer, a little kinder and a lot warmer. On this occasion of World Elder’s Day and Gandhi Jayanti, we at DPS, Rohini salute these revered members of our family- the wise sages!
To honour our Silver Jubilee year in a special way, DPS Rohini is geared to celebrate the spirit of service. As part of our Social Initiative programme, we have adopted the ‘Kamala Bakshi Elders’ Home’ in Rohini. Students, along with teachers and parents visit the old age home and spend quality time with the senior citizens.
Various cultural and interactive programmes have been organised at the ‘Kamala Bakshi Elders’ Home’ wherein the students have involved the aged residents, thus making their days enjoyable.
It gives us immense pleasure to share that in this celebration of World Elder’s Day and Gandhi Jayanti on Tuesday, 1 October 2019, we have some of our ‘young at heart’ members of Kamala Bakshi Elders’ Home as our special guests.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the parents who have extended their support in making this initiative a success. Let us all join hands in expressing gratitude to our grandparents and all elders who have enriched our lives with their presence.