ISB celebrates Gandhi Jayanti
ISB celebrates Gandhi Jayanti with cleanliness drive Manama: The Indian School Bahrain (ISB) students’ council members and teachers participated in a cleanliness drive to mark the 148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, on October 2. The cleanliness drive was part of the exercise to promote Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Under the campaign, students will clean their classes, porch and participate in a plantation drive - all aimed at evoking a sense of cleanliness among students. ISB Chairman Prince S Natarajan inaugurated the Gandhi Jayanti celebration by lighting the lamp in the Jashanaml auditorium in Isa Town campus. ‘The campaign in based on the concept of 'shramdan' and willingness for a cleaner and healthier society. This is the best way to commemorate the birth anniversary of Gandhiji and to fulfil the vision Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Prince S Natarajan who cleared that this is a symbolic drive to create awareness about the cleanliness and personal hygiene. The drive is not restricted to clean classes and surroundings but students will be told the importance of cleaning hands before eating, cutting nails and getting haircut at regular intervals, he said. ISB EC Member (Sports) Jayafar Maidani, Principal VR Palaniswamy, Vice Principals, Physical Education teachers, Head Boy Shobhit Dronamraju and Head Girl Simreen Kaur attended the function. The School Band led by Bandmaster Haji Paul paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi Jayanti is a national festival celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who is unofficially called the "Father of the Nation". The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that 2 October will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.