Islamabad:It was a Saturday morning with all in the right mood to throng the Lok Virsa where the six branches of the northern region of The City School held a special programme entitled ‘The happiest journey through small world.’
The place was jam-packed with the parents and guests as it took more than an hour to squeeze oneself through the security checks to reach the venue. There were altogether 16 stalls of each country set up by different branches and truly it showed from the performances of the children as well from various props and traditional things teachers had made for each country.
The parents were taken on a guided tour in small groups and they witnessed the performance of children while having the tour. The programme was well organised but due to the rain, it was cut short from its schedule. Some parents took out their umbrellas and some stood there drenching in the rain to encourage the children on their performances.
At Pakistani stall all the things of all the four provinces were showcased including Kalaash where the children presented their typical Kalaash dance. ‘Disney Land’ was full of colours and children were wearing different costumes to entertain their parents and guests.
Promoting the idea by using different modes of communication was the main theme of the function. The event was organised to make the young ones understand the value of tolerance and respect for the other religions and countries. Developing such skills and knowledge will enable the students to become responsible citizens of tomorrow and hopefully one day these differences will be eliminated and a peaceful world will be enjoyed by all.
The branches were representing 16 different nations, celebrating their cultures and traditions. Nepal, India, USA, Spain, England, Thailand, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, China, Africa, Mexico and Hawaii to name a few teams, with their rich historical and cultural backgrounds were represented just as brilliantly.
The culture, dance, handicrafts, famous monuments and traditional dresses were represented by the children. The interesting part of the event was that the teachers wore the same traditional dresses the country they were representing.
Director Hunar Kada Jamal Shah was the chief guest on the occasion. He appreciated the efforts of the teachers and students and said that this event gives a strong message that we are a tolerant country and we love peace and harmony. “It was a great way to spread the message of peace, inculcate love and respect in the minds of our youth and promote better understanding, tolerance among various faiths nationally and internationally,” he said.
Among the guests were Regional Director Safia Cassim, Senator Syed Dilawar Abbas, MNA Nuzhat Sadiq and Senator Tahira latif who thoroughly enjoyed the event. The organizing team of the six branches included Regional Academic Coordinator Misbah Khurshid, Seema Farooq Gulrez Branch, Nargis Nasir Civil Lines Branch, Maleeha Shahid G-10 Branch, Maria Waqas Satellite Town Nursery, Mahlaqa Mubbashir I-8 Nursery Branch and Zarmina Shahzad I-8 KG Branch.The news
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