DPS Jammu Celebrated ‘Rakshabandhan’ with BSF Jawans at Akhnoor.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Honouring the true spirit of brotherhood, ‘little sisters’ of DPS Jammu, under its integrated Child Development Programme (ICDP), celebrated the festival of ‘Rakhabhandan’ with the BSF Jawans at Akhnoor here today.
A team of 30 students and 5 staff members left for Akhnoor to tie handmade rakhis on the wrists of BSF Jawans of the 89 Battalion and to present them with handmade cards, specially prepared by them, during the heritage week celebrated in the school, a week ago.
The school’s ICDP program is designed for overall holistic development of the children and focuses on enhancement of their innate skills and social responsibilities. This initiative was taken up with the objective of expressing solidarity with the Jawans who are serving their nation at the borders, away from their families.
An impressive cultural program was presented by the children that included Poetic Dance presentation in Kathak style, Classical rendition of Raag Malkons and several patriotic poetic recitations. The BSF brothers reciprocated the love and affection shown by the children by showering blessings & presenting gifts to their sisters.
A remarkable display of armoury was also presented by them in addition to a visit especially arranged for the school team to the nearby border area. The Commandant & All Ranks also presented a memento to the school as a token of their love and affection.
Earlier, addressing the students and staff, Ms. Ruchi Chabra, Principal DPS Jammu highlighted the invaluable contributions of the Army and urged the students to follow their footsteps by serving the nation through their contributions. She also thanked Sh. Sanjay Kumar, Commandent, B.S.F. Post, Akhnoor, his team and Sh. Pushpinder Singh, S.H.O, Akhnoor for their whole hearted support and cooperation. Ms. Meenu Gupta, Headmistress also encouraged the students to lend a family touch to the Jawans through this noble gesture.
Hon’ble President RCT, M.K Ajatshatru Singh Ji, Hon’ble PVC, Kunwrani Ritu Singh Ji and Hon’ble Director, Shri. S S Sodhi Ji congratulated the DPS team and also conveyed their best wishes on the occasion of Rakshabandhan to all the BSF Jawans.