Mangaluru: The International Girl Child Day with the theme – ‘Our Time is now – Our rights, Our future’, was observed by Lourdes Central School on October 11, 2022. The students of Class 7 conducted the morning assembly. The programme was held along with the Kannada saptaha and Mental Health Week. The morning assembly began with a prayer in Kannada followed by the intentions.
Joanne Karkad read the significance of the day. She highlighted that International Girl Child Day is dedicated to the girl child and to eliminating gender-based bias. Students were appraised on a few tips to stay healthy.
As a part of Kannada week, students read about great poets like Kuvempu, Shivaram Karanth, Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre and Maasti Venkatesha Iyengar who had received Jnanapeeta Prashasti for their works in Kannada.
Rev Fr Robert Dsouza addressed the gathering and said that each girl child should be valued and respected. The principal then motivated the students to be happy and healthy.
Deona of Class 7 compered the programme.