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Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan on Thursday celebrated the International Children’s Festival in the Rajni Kumar Hall of Peace and Friendship at the school premises.
The festival which is held every year in memory of school’s founder Y Kumar, celebrates the essence of the school motto “Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam – The World is a family” and is a dedication to the ideals of internationalism and a better future for our planet.
Johannes Hober, Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, graced the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Hober said exposure to language and culture leads to empathy which in turn builds meaningful connections.
Considering youth as the architect of hope and future, the Cultural Counsellor hopes that the spirit of peace and friendship continues to inspire us for the betterment of mankind.
Earlier, Jyoti Bose, Director of Springdales Schools in her address, affirmed that the festival reiterates the necessity of World Peace amidst an ever-
increasing division amongst people with xenophobia and the negation of human rights.
Emphasizing on the need to recognize and value diversity, Dr Bose said, “At Springdales we build reservoirs of hope by multiplying our efforts in human welfare, peace and respect for others.”
The versatile choir of the school spread the fragrance and hues of world culture through their musical rendition of songs in Bulgarian, Spanish and French languages. The students from the Pusa Road unit of the school envisioned an Earth, where humanity will win through their presentation of German song ‘Mein Lied’.
During the programme, an appealing and comprehensive power-point presentation ‘Quest for Peace’ traced the significant milestones in the school’s quest for International Understanding.
The finale by the seniors of Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan entitled “Our hope for the future” emphasized the need to live in a spirit of brotherhood and
togetherness so that our shared future is one of peace and harmony.