Grandparents' Day at Model English High School
Mumbai, Dharavi, 9 October : Grandparents' Day was celebrated on the first Sunday of this month in Model English High School . What inspired the students of class X to organize the event is a poem titled ‘ Our Treasure ‘ in their English textbook . The particular day was selected as it is celebrated as Grandparents ‘ Day worldwide .
More than fifty grandparents turned up for the event and they were welcomed with roses and shawls . The function began at nine in the morning with Mrs. Jeya, the senior most of them all , lighting the lamp .
There were storytelling session , poem recitation and of course , the inevitable speeches . Some read out their own poems . Among the speeches , Miss . Rhea ‘s was quite outstanding as she warmed to the theme of the poem ‘ Our Treasure ‘ . She appealed to all her fellow students to live up to the spirit of the poem and treat the elderly as the greatest resource of our nation .
Snacks were then served and the Headmaster personally greeted each grandparent . At the end, a vote of thanks was proposed by the perfect . It was indeed a highly emotional and satisfying morning .