“Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge, knowledge makes you great.” –A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

On the occasion of International Literacy Day, Indian School Sohar conducted a Special Class Assembly on the 8th of September to give an insight on the fact that “Literacy is a human right and the basis of all knowledge.” The special assembly was organized by the Department of English.

Kavya Shree of Class VIII A, the host for the day, took up the opportunity to deliver an introduction on “International Literacy Day” where she announced the theme of the year-Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”.  The assembly started with the ‘Thought for the day on Women Empowerment presented by Thrisha R. Anchan of VII C.

The audience was mesmerised by the enthralling performances of students of VI to VIII who showcased their favourite story characters like Harry Potter, Helen Keller, Akbar the Great, etc. Our young readers of classes IX-XII reviewed some of the books namely ‘The Fault in our Stars’ presented by Aman Saji of class XA, Sherlock Holmes by John Emmanuel of class XB  and so on to offer a useful insight into whether or not a book is genuinely worth reading. The highlight of the assembly was ‘LITFEST’, where students represented various Anglo-Indian writers like Arundhati Roy, Toru Dutt, Ruskin Bond, Kamala Das etc. and shared their contribution in the field of literature.

The assembly was concluded by expressing sincere gratitude towards the Principal, Mrs. Sanchita Verma, Vice-Principal, Dr. Vinu Kumar and Head of English Department, Mrs. Divya Johari for this great opportunity and the teachers-in-charge, Mrs. Prajitha Sunil along with Mrs. Vidhya Dhanil, Mrs. Sanjukta Choudhary, Mr. Raja Peduru for the guidance, the other teachers of English Department and the students for their support. The assembly reiterated the idea that education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think.


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