EXCITING SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES
Every day, the day begins with a beautiful bright morning and the assembly paves the way for our students to revitalize their spirits, stay embedded to the moral values and unbind their vivacity. The day’s assembly commences with the school prayer, ‘Oh God, be my friend and saviour ..’ followed by the pledge, thought for the day and news headlines. The well planned assembly conducted class wise clarifies school activities and programmes, focusing on important days. Every child is given the opportunity and the platform to display their talent and present themselves as different entities. Guided by their mentors, the assembly includes short skit, presentations, slogan display, poetry recitation, speech, songs, individual experiences etc. We believe, the morning assembly plays an incredible role to:
- Develop a feeling of association and harmony among students.
- Help the students to develop a sense of individuality and reliability to the school.
- Help and inspire the students to share their experiences, stories, anecdotes etc. with others.
- Help instill a disciplined, good social behaviour desired in a cultured society and facilitate moral and religious development of students.
- Inspire students by positive reinforcement in the form of tribute or reward awarded in public.
- Facilitate National Integration and unity through prayer meetings.
- Help cultivate the sense of patriotism and take pride in our rich culture and heritage.
Our Deesians are sweet and lovely
They are the Blossoms from paradise sent to earth!
Let us love them, teach them, guide them continuously,
And fill their lives with joy and mirth...
We take pride in creating an aura for learning that stimulates and reveals the true potential of every child, right from the assembly time.
Assembly by Grade X A
The School observed the ‘World Day Against Child Labour’ on 12th June, 2018 laying emphasis on the importance of ‘Right to education’ for every child of every domain. Depriving a child of its childhood rights is felony and the country pays severely for it. Child trafficking, drug abuse, juvenile crimes are some of things reported, yet not acted upon.
The morning assembly commemorated the day with a thought provoking message conveyed by way of a skit on the topic to create awareness among the students and urged them to sponsor a child with the slogan ‘Padega India tabhi to badega India’.
We live in a period of so called growth, sustainability, and luxury. Has a thought ever crossed our minds, as to what all we had to sacrifice for it? Not many of us pay heed to it.
The School celebrated ‘World Environment Day’ on 11th June, 2018 as a part of the Class Assembly presented by Grade X A. Since the theme for this year’s ‘World Environment Day’ was ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’, the presentation put up by the students concentrated on the dire consequences of misuse of plastic and a platform for action.
A short synopsis of, why a commemoration is globally needed and the reason why this is the most important day in the UN’s list of celebrations was listed out. This was followed by a small skit presentation depicting the various stages of deterioration in the environment. The act also tried to create awareness that mother earth can’t be more tolerant and is going to choke to death unless preventive measures are taken.
Earlier in the week a drawing and colouring competition was held for students of grade V and VI, by the students of grade XA, asking them to depict and hue their idea of a sea or an ocean. Most of them had a very pleasant and bright-eyed view of the sea. Very few actually portrayed the grossness of pollution. Prizes were given away to the winners.
The programme concluded with a vow to ban the use of plastic and support the initiative started by the government to ban plastic. The students also presented a sapling to the school as a part of their venture to save environment.
Assembly by Grade X B
Yoga is the buzzword today. It has taken the world by storm. June 21st has been declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General assembly taking cognizance of this invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. The day aims to raise further awareness of the many health benefits of this mental, physical and spiritual practice and promote a holistic approach to well being.
"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. "
DSE Attapur celebrated the International Yoga Day on 21st June with a special assembly by Grade X B students. The day was bright and sunny, in fact the longest day (Summer Solstice) of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
Very aptly the event began with ‘Surya Namaskar’ being performed by the students of grade X B and then it was taken over by the students of Grades VII & VIII. Thereafter a few important asanas like Trikonasana, Tadasana, Vajrasana, Bhujanganasana, Sarvangasana, Dhanurasana, Rajakapotasana, Vrikshasana, Bhujapidasana and many more were presented and their significance was also explained. Many teachers too joined in and were enthusiastic participants.
Another important event that was observed on this day was the World Music Day with a small musical presentation by the students.
The day was a truly special one to be a part of, with so many people coming together to celebrate the power of yoga.
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” — Albert Einstein
June 20th is observed as the ‘World Refugee Day’ throughout the world every year and DSE, Attapur commemorated this day by bringing awareness about the state of refugees throughout the world. Grade X B as a part of their assembly presented this year’s theme ‘Becoming Neighbours’ very well. They brought in the facts of the trauma suffered, the ill-treatment, and the reasons for 65.3 million forcibly displaced people in the world.
Through a skit the vulnerable situations of the refugees and how they are often misunderstood and maligned was well presented. The depiction of the cold, hunger, trauma, despair, disease, violence and loss endured by refugees touched the heart of the viewers. Often considered as terrorist is the most painful humiliation they undergo and being in a foreign land to justify their righteousness is a challenge.
The skit ended with Michael Jackson’s iconic song ‘Heal the world’ and a message to honour the strength and courage of the refugees; to create awareness and to support these homeless people who are victims of human selfishness and political greed.
Blood donation saves millions of lives annually. One of the biggest complexities of it is the rare blood groups, other factors being the phobia, the taboo and the reluctance towards sharing of their so called blue blood.
The commitment and support for blood donation was declared unanimously in the 58th World Health Assembly for voluntary donation of blood. A resolution was passed which declared 14th June as ‘World Blood Donor Day’ and is committed that this day will be observed as an annual event to be held every year.
DSE, Attapur observed the importance of this day on 19th June. Grade XB as a part of their assembly brought out the need for the increase in blood donors and removed the false impressions regarding blood donation. The students through their act not only emphasised the need for more blood donors but also thanked those who voluntarily donate their blood without any reward.
They emphasised on the theme of this year -‘Blood connects us all’. One of the aims of the commemoration of the day was to encourage the younger generation to donate blood, who might be a bit nervous or unsure about giving blood. It also highlighted the need for donations to be regular in order to keep stocks and quality of blood donations high and help with the recovery of patients who have illnesses or injuries.
DSE has always supported this deed in the earlier years too. In collaboration with the Indian Development Foundation blood donation camps were held successfully and would be continued in future too.
Assembly by Grade IX A
"Good doctors understand responsibility better than privilege and practise accountability better than business."
School observed ‘National Doctors’ Day’ on 2nd July to honour the doctors around the world who sacrifice their life to keep us healthy and the world disease free. This day was distinguished to show reverence, gratitude and acknowledge the dedication of the doctor community at large. Commemorating the day Dr. Narashima Reddy of ZOI hospital, was honoured. The school is tied up with ZOI group and also organises talks by various doctors for the students.
The concept of Doctor’s day was established by the Government of India in 1991 for the first time on the birth and death anniversary of the most famous physician of India, a freedom fighter and the second chief minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (Dr. B C Roy).
Grade IX A paid tribute to all the doctors by putting up a show during the morning assembly to enlighten how doctors sacrifice their family time, control emotions and miss some of the proud moments. After a brief dedication, by peeping into the life of the doctors, a skit was presented by the students dramatizing the life of these physicians. As a tribute to these life savers an anthem was sung .
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, commemorated each year on June 26th, is a key plank in the United Nations’ war on drugs. This day is observed to highlight the dangers of drug use and their illegal trade.
DSE, Attapur solemnized this day on 3rd July as a part of the Grade IX A class assembly. Drug abuse one of the biggest crimes is a concern worldwide. The sprouting of this crime is kindled by many contradictory factors. But the main reason is being vulnerable and curiosity to try.
Through a mime the students also depicted the life of a drug addict, who consumes drugs for the fake pleasure or excitement and which induces sleep or produces insensibility. Trusting blindly the false notion that one forgets pain, sorrow, insult, and to escape from reality, many innocent children become victims to it. The youth are more prone to become the victims of drug abuse. This intoxicating evil, introduced in the market under various names not only destroys the consumer’s future but also the future generation of a country.
Assembly by Grade IX B
World Zoonoses Day is observed on 6th July every year to emphasize and bring the problem awareness amongst people, and teach them to take right action. Approximately 150 zoonotic diseases are known to exist. Wildlife serves as a reservoir for many diseases common to domestic animals and humans. Persons working with wildlife should be alert to the potential for disease transmission from animals. Neither animal handlers nor the general public have reason to be alarmed or frightened but everyone should respect the potential for disease transmission and use sound preventive measures. Generally, disease can be easily prevented than treated.
Grade IX B presented a special assembly on the topic “World Zoonosis Day”. Students started the assembly with a small presentation to introduce the topic – They spoke about how this day is observed as the anniversary of Sir Louis Pasture who invented the vaccine against rabies.
Students presented a skit on the emerging zoonotic disease in India-the deadly Nipah virus. They role played as doctors and gave information about zoonotic diseases like Anthrax, Leptospirosis and Plague and how to prevent such diseases.
Through a play students explained about mosquito borne diseases like dengue, chikunguniya, malaria etc. and finally through a dance performance explained the various preventive measure to stop mosquito breeding and zoonotic diseases.
The World Population Day is a United Nations' initiative celebrated on the 11th of July every year. This year’s theme was "Family planning is a human right." This day aims at spreading awareness about the exploding world population and the importance of reproductive health.
School also observed this day and brought in awareness about the importance of this day. The students of Grade IX B presented it in the form of a nukkad nattak showed the need to combat the issue of growing population.
Through their presentation they showed how a family on a small scale and a country at a large scale suffers due to the pressures of population explosion.
Assembly by Grade VIII A
When the entire nation sleeps in peace, there are men out there who are guarding our territory with their courage and passion that is larger than life itself. It's been eighteen long years since we have won the Kargil war in 1999. On this day of July 26, every year we honour the Kargil War heroes for their valor and spirit. Wars are inevitable and so are their consequences, soldiers standing head held high in harshest of conditions to protect their country is devotion in itself. We dedicate this day to the brave soldiers who lost their lives in the war during the crucial Operation Vijay.
The students of Grade VIII A commemorated the Kargil Day with a special assembly where they depicted the life of Captain Vikram Batra who played a decisive role in the Operation Vijay. He laid down his life in the war and etched his name him alongside some of India’s greatest military heroes. For his courage Captain Vikram Batra was posthumously awarded Param Vir Chakra — India’s highest award for gallantry in battle. The students also rendered a melodious patriotic song to pay homage to the kargil heroes. A two minutes silence was observed to pay homage to the Kargil martyrs.
The symbol Pi (π) created a revolution in the field of Mathematics when it was first used by a Welsh mathematician William Jones, though widely believed that it was a Swiss-born mathematician Leonhard Euler who introduced the symbol π into common use. Pi (π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
Pi Approximation Day is observed on July 22 (22/7 in the day/month format), since the fraction 22⁄7 is a common approximation of π, which is accurate to two decimal places and dates from Archimedes.
DSE, Attapur observed this day on 25 th July as a part of the class assembly of grade VIII A honouring the contributors for giving an easy way to solve many mathematical calculations.
The students of Grade VIII A through their presentation explained the importance of Pi and also when and where it is used. In the Old Testament of the Bible a circular pool is referred to as being 30 cubits around, and 10 cubits across. The mathematician Archimedes used polygons with many sides to approximate circles and determined that Pi was approximately 22/7.
Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai advocated the power of education in changing the outlook of world.
Nelson Mandala day and Malala day which is celebrated on July 18th and 12th respectively was observed by DSE, Attapur on 24th July, 2018. Both these personalities stand tall in their belief and were questioned on their faith and principles brutally.
While Mandela served 27 years in prison, Malala suffered when she was shot by the Taliban for promoting education. The students of Class VIII A captured both these scenes well and portrayed it well to the understanding of the audience.
The egregious human rights abuses against black South Africans, racial discrimination and the abolition of apartheid were well portrayed.
The whole scene of the revolt against Taliban for objecting women’s education and the shootout was brought alive on stage by the students and let the audience ponder to the atrocities suffered by these great leaders of peace.
Their struggles and achievements were well portrayed and an oath to be strong even when the biggest malevolent is ready to attack was taken by the students.
Assembly by Grade VIII B
Celebrated on July 28 each year, World Nature Conservation Day recognizes that a healthy environment is the foundation for a stable and productive society and to ensure the well-being of present and future generations, we all must participate to protect, conserve and sustainably manage our natural resources The students and staff celebrated World Nature Conservation Day on 30th July, 2018. The students of Grade VIII B organized a special assembly in order to spread awareness among everyone about the need of the hour to protect the Mother Earth.
The assembly started with a skit on the importance and purpose of Nature Conservation Day. They presented a skit highlighting that nature provides us with various indispensable amenity and the need to protect it. The students were informed about some simple steps that can be implemented in our day to day life to make our life style environmental friendly. An enthralling dance performance on Nature Conservation Day kept everyone spellbound. Mr. Augustine Thomas, the Principal of DSE, Attapur also spoke on the occasion, reminding the students the importance to inculcate proper social sensitivity towards environment.
Global Tiger Day, often called the International Tiger Day is celebrated on 29th July every year and to mark this special day, programs are organised in schools to raise awareness about tiger conservation.
To commemorate the occasion at our school, the students of class VIII B, presented a special assembly. The aim of the programme was to spread awareness about tiger conservation by maintaining stability of the entire ecosystems by fostering other levels in the food chain, thereby ensuring healthy forests, clean air, clean water and clean environment.
The students participated in a skit based on the estranged relationship between man and tiger, and how man is to be blamed for the national animal’s declining numbers. All the speakers motivated the students for tiger and forest conservation and thereby leading to conservation of Mother Earth. The take home message was “Protection of tiger is not a choice, it is a necessity”.
The assembly concluded with a relevant speech by the Principal, Mr. Augustine Thomas about the tiger’s role in maintaining the natural balance of India’s ecosystems.
The day of 2nd August started with the celebration of Bonalu at DSE, Attapur. Bonam literally means ‘Meal’ in Telugu, which is an offering to the Mother Goddess Yellamma. Women folk in household prepare rice that is cooked along with milk, jaggery in a new earthen or brass pot, which is adorned with neem leaves, turmeric and vermilion.
The students of Grade VIII C and Grade II put up a colourful display and explained the reason behind the celebration.
Students wore Pothuraju costume and danced to the resounding drums. Ghatam, i.e. copper pots, were decorated. Dressed in their finest, five girls carried Bonam (decorated pots containing food) on their head to the temple for offering it to the goddess. About eight boys dressed as Potharajus danced to the music. Rangam, was presented predicting the future and prosperity of the school. It was a lively display of the festival by the students.
Assembly by Grade VIII C
The Hiroshima Day: Heal the Broken World
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony is held each year on August 6th, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
The ‘Hiroshima Memorial Day’ was observed with its message of "Peace"; to mark the tragedy of the fatal bombing in 1945. A special peace assembly was organised by the students of Grade VIII C. A beautiful thought on ‘Peace Day’ was followed with a glimpse into the Hiroshima disaster. The students paid homage to the victims through a special dance performance on the song “Heal the World”.
A role-play was enacted by the students and different symbols of peace were portrayed by the students. Mr. Augustine Thomas, the Principal promoted the message of peace by encouraging students to take a pledge and vowing to make efforts to let peace prevail.
Dove-the symbol of peace badges were given to the dignitaries. Overall, it was a special effort made by the students to advocate peace and to emphasis the need to set up peace initiatives to heal the broken world.
World Senior Citizen Day-Cherish Our Pillars of Strength
The students observed Senior Citizens’ Day by paying a tribute to the senior citizens.
A special morning assembly was held in which the students of Grade VIII C presented a skit depicting the role of elderly people in our life. The reason for observing this day is to thank and acknowledge the elders for all that they have done. They sacrifice their entire life in nurturing their relationships. Such a selfless service rendered throughout their life for their family deserves some gratitude.
Dedicating a particular day of the year for the elders provides their families an opportunity to acknowledge their love and efforts. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about the factors and issues affecting older people, such as deterioration with age and abuse of elderly people. It is also a day to recognize and appreciate the contributions that older people make to society. The purpose of the assembly was to make the students conscious to the importance of seniors in the family and the love and respect that they deserve. Through a very emotional and heart touching skit on “Old Age Homes”, students conveyed the message that old age doesn’t mean life is over, instead a new chapter, a new part of their lives begin.
Mr. Augustine Thomas, the Principal of DSE, Attapur encouraged the students to treasure these pillars of strength and to give the chance to the elders to shine even in their old age.
Assembly by Grade VII A
Donate Organs and Save Lives
The students celebrated the “Organ Donation Day.” Every year on August 13th, we celebrate the “Organ Donation Day”, to create awareness among people about the importance of donating organs and to make people understand the value of human life.
A special morning assembly was held in which the students of Grade VII A presented a skit. Through the act they shed light on the false notions of the society that stop us them from being donors. The play dispelled the myths and reversed them with reality to create awareness and willingness towards organ donation.
Mr. Augustine Thomas, Principal in his address to the students encouraged students to pledge their organs and tissues and pass on the precious gift of life and also exhorted them to save the nation through organ donation.
Assembly by Grade VII B
World Forgiveness Day- Forgiveness is the key
To err is human; to forgive, divine
The 7th September is celebrated as “World Forgiveness Day”. This day is a day to forgive and be forgiven.
Forgiveness Day is a chance to set things right. It is said that “Forgiveness offers the possibility of two types of peace: peace of mind and peace with others.” A special morning assembly was held on 28th August in which the students of Grade VII B presented a skit highlighting the importance of forgiving each other.
Mr. Augustine Thomas, the Principal encouraged students to forgive people to release themselves from the heavy burden of holding grudges and carrying bitterness in our hearts. He added that it will help to cultivate a deeper sense of compassion for ourselves and others.
Assembly by Grade VII C
As India marked the National Sports Day, the birth anniversary of the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand on 29th August, with 59 medals as of now and eyeing for more at the Asiad 2018, Jakarta, the pondering question on the importance of sports is still a topic under discussion.
DSE, Attapur observed the National Sports Day on 29th and 30th August, 2018 as a homage to the legendary hockey wizard Dhyan Chand. While tributes flooded the twitter and other social media paying respect to this great son of India who brought laurels to the country; on his 113th birthday anniversary, the students of Grade VII C too, through a special assembly saluted this sports icon.
Dhyan Chand, also known as ‘The Wizard’ or ‘The Magician’, considered the greatest hockey player in the history of the sport was renowned for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning three Olympic gold medals (1928, 1932, and 1936) in field hockey. During this period India was the most dominant team in Hockey. He redefined the Indian Sports in Hockey at the global level. The life of Dhyan Chand is an inspiration personified.
He was never a keen sportsman until he was introduced to hockey after he joined the army at the age of 16. He got the surname ‘Chand’ as he used to do a lot of practise after duty hours in the night after the moon was out, as there were no flood lights in those days. He put his stamp on the international hockey arena, and served his country to reach its pinnacles of glory multiple times.
Importance that needs to be given to sports without compromising on academics was yet another highlight of the presentation. Paying tribute to various sports and highlighting the benefits of sports, the assembly concluded on a positive note that sports help us to develop multiple qualities like sense of togetherness, leadership skills, stamina, physical strength, planning and strategy, patriotism and team work.
Assembly by Grade VII D
World Coconut Day- 'Tree of Abundance'
“Coconut for Good Health & Wealth”
The World Coconut Day is observed every year on September 2nd to enhance coconut farming with focus on productivity and product diversification. The day is also celebrated to commemorate the formation day of Asian Pacific Coconut Community (APCC).
In India, the day is celebrated every year under the aegis of Coconut Development Board (CDB) in various coconut growing states across the country.
On this World Coconut Day, a special morning assembly was held on 6th September, in which the students of Grade VII D made everyone aware of the importance of this vital crop. Coconut tree is described as the 'Tree of life' or 'Heavenly tree', because of its unique property of providing food, nutrition, drink, health, aesthetic sense, building material and other useful household material. Mr. Augustine Thomas, the Principal spoke about the intrinsic value of coconut and the immense importance of coconut farming, seeing its value in different aspects of human life.
Assembly by Grade VI A
The students of Grade VI A, observed the ‘International Day of Non-Violence’ on 3rd October, in honor of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in a special assembly. Gandhiji, the Father of the Nation was remembered for his contributions towards India’s freedom and for sharing with the world a doctrine for dealing with injustice and disharmony.
Students showcased how he taught people the philosophy of Ahimsa, which encourages the use of non-violence as a tool for the peaceful resolution of differences. The International day of Non-Violence has strong connection with the works, beliefs and methods of the peace leader Mahatma Gandhi. The United Nations’ International day of Non-Violence is a global observance that promotes non- violence through education and public awareness. It is annually held on October 2nd to coincide with the renowned Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.
The first Monday in October is dedicated to ‘World Habitat Day’. The students of grade VI A presented an assembly on 1st October to reflect on the situation of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of every global citizen to adequate shelter.
The five-minute presentation focused on the power and responsibility of every global citizen to shape the future of our place of residence- the earth.. This year’s theme is ‘Municipal Solid Waste Management’. Solid Waste Management is a global issue that affects everyone. The amount of waste produced by individuals is growing daily and often costs local authorities a large proportion of their budget.
Poor solid waste collection and disposal can lead to serious health problems from uncontrolled dump sites and waste burning. It also leads to polluted air and water. A change in public attitudes to minimize waste and stop littering, the regularization of informal waste pickers, increased recycling and reusing, sufficient funding, solid waste planning including adequate landfill sites, can help cities to improve the current state of solid waste management.
The students of grade VI A threw light on the importance of the day through a talk show.
Assembly by Grade VI B
Assembly by Grade VI C
Assembly by Grade VI D
Assembly by Grade V A
Assembly by Grade V B
Assembly by Grade V C
Assembly by Grade V D
Assembly by Grade IV A
The students of grade 4A presented an assembly on Mathematics. Students demonstrated some Math tricks using multiplication that would help at the time of competitive exams and also shared some important information on topics such as:
Who invented math?
What is the definition of Mathematics?
When did Mathematics get its start?
Assembly by Grade IV B
The students of Grade IV B presented a special assembly on the topic Essential aspects of our life. Through the act the students laid emphasis on some of the important virtues such as honesty, integrity, truthfulness, compassion, helpfulness, love, respectfulness, hard-work, etc. which are required to develop a student’s personality and bring out the best in them.
The message conveyed was that if students are intellectually and morally brought up with these aspects, most of our troubles would be at an end and life would be much healthier, richer and nobler than ever before.