JMA Pilani Celebrates Mahatma Gandhi 150 Jayanti International Day of Non-Violence
Befittingly, the International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. The message of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for the year goes as “Gandhi constantly highlighted the gap between what we do, and what we are capable of doing. On this International Day, I urge each and every one of us to do everything in our power to bridge this divide as we strive to build a better future for all." Incidentally 02 October also marks birthday of Sri Lal Bahadur Sastri who is a tall leader not measured by height but by achievements.
Smt Jamuna Mishra Academy JMA was established in the year 2004 at Pilani which is considered as Oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan. Alumni of JMA Pilani are pursuing higher education in various institutions which include Birla Institute of Technology and Science BITS Pilani which is one of the Institutions of Eminence and Banasthali Vidyapith which is not only in various Quacquarelli Symonds QS Rankings but also in Times Higher Education THE World Rankings as one among the best 3 - 4% global universities and Second Best Women’s University in the world.
Since 2019 marks 150 years of Gandhiji birthday, the celebrations started from 12 Sep with a Gandhi quote prominently displayed on a board at the school entrance. The program by the junior section 0n 01 Oct 2019 was truly mesmerizing. On 02 Oct 2019 in the senior section after a talk by Principal Mrs Booma Natarajan, a Sarva Dharam Prartna was organized by the highly talented JMA Choir which included the favorite bhajans of Gandhiji such as Vaisnav janto and Raghupathi Raghav Rajaram.
Team JMA took a rally with students accompanied by NCC cadets as well as Bharat Scouts & Guides across Pilani town and performed Street Play – Nukad Natak highlighting Swachh Bharat, Say No to Plastic Bags, Save Water, Beti Bachao - Beti Padhao etc at prominent places of Pilani like city centre Bud Chowk (near Raja Birla Haveli), Uttam Super Store junction and Nutan market Pilani bus stand. The events were extensively covered by media.
Principal Mrs Booma Natarajan garlanded Gandhi photo as Chief Guest for the celebrations at Pilani Nagar Palika builing and addressed the gathering which was attended by senior officers of Nagar palika. Team JMA also joined the colourful Gandhi Jayanti celebrations at Vidya Vihar Nagar Palika organized by Chairman Dr Rajendra Pareek. When the celebrations concluded, students and teachers of JMA were seen with beaming faces and pride that they were indeed part of an institution which is a shining jewel in the crown among the schools at Pilani.
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Mrs Booma Natarajan, M.Sc., M.A., B.Ed.
Principal, Jamuna Mishra Academy – JMA
Near Old Pilani Post Office
Pilani Rajasthan 333031 India
Email booma_pilani at yahoo.co.in
About JMA Pilani: Jamuna Mishra Academy - JMA Pilani is a Co-educational English Medium School with Experienced Teachers, Spacious Classrooms and Modern Amenities designed to impart Quality Education combined with All Round Personality Development and lay the Best Foundation for the Child’s Future. While the school admits both boys and girls, the girl student enrollment has been steadily rising every year and is presently nearly 50% of the total strength. Right from its inception, JMA Pilani has embarked on a rich tradition of celebrating various days of national and international significance and festivals which makes it a cut above the rest schools in Pilani. The school has for boys and girls Scout and NCC, girls’ band which has been winning laurels every year. NCC cadets of JMA Pilani have also been selected for participation in Republic Day Camp RDC and Shivaji Trail Trek. Yoga, Karate, Painting and Music are not just part of school routine but a way of life for the students.
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