Children’s Day celebrated at The British School
Beginning from November 11, week-long Children's Day celebrations started at The British School in Sector 8, Panchkula. Celebrated to mark the birth of India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru because of his immense love for children, Children’s Day at the school started with a lamp lighting ceremony by principal Ms Anita Mehra after which over 150 students of classes V to X attended a lecture on 'Child Rights and Protection'. Later, Avjit S Kalsi, Ipsita Aggarwal and Yadvi Sharma of class VIII presented a powerpoint presentation on Pandit Nehru.
The students were apprised of rights of children like the right to education, right to protection from exploitation, right to protection from abuse, right to information, right to protection from neglect, right to health and care and right to expression. Director of the school, Ms Geetika Sethi, sensitised the students towards child labour and violence, while asking them to be aware of such happenings in their neighbourhood. Juvenile delinquency, its repercussions and rehabilitative measures were also discussed. Students were made to understand their responsibilities towards their parents, school, society and the nation as a whole.
Diabetes awareness programme held at The British School
The British School, Panchkula, conducted an awareness program to mark World Diabetes Day and to raise awareness about diabetes and its serious complications. Over 150 students from classes V to X participated in a seminar where the main speaker was Dr Yashpal Gogte from Department of Endocrinology, PGI.
Dr Gogte presented a powerpoint presentation and discussed that diabetes could strike anyone, including infants and toddlers. The children were made to understand the importance of healthy eating habits and physical activity. Principal, Ms Anita Mehra, re-emphasised the importance of being active and shunning sedentary habits like TV and computer games. Director of the school, Ms Geetika Sethi, urged the students to play a proactive role in changing the lifestyle of their families.
Blood donation camp held at BTS
A blood donation camp was organised at BTS Chandigarh with teachers, parents and residents from adjoining societies coming forward to donate blood. A team of doctors from PGI supervised