Mangaluru: Mount Carmel Central School, paid a fitting tribute to the grandparents by celebrating the Grandparents Day on 4 August 2023 in the school auditorium. The programme was hosted by the tiny tots of Nursery and Kindergarten. The chief guest of the day was Shaila Balakrishna, Ex-Teacher of the School. Sr Asha Prima, the joint secretary of the school was present for the programme.
The celebration commenced by invoking God to pour out His blessings in abundance on the grandparents. The principal Sr Melissa radiantly welcomed the gathering and in her message appreciated the love grandparents lavish on their grandchildren and said that though they hold our hands for some time, they are in our hearts forever. The grandchildren swayed and danced to the tune of the welcome song.
The cultural programme was an assemblage of songs and dances in different languages which was not only delightful but also left the grandparents teary-eyed. The chief guest, Shaila Balakrishna reminisced a few of her personal memories and also cited “Today, if grandparents are their grandchildren’s identification, it would be a proud moment to be identified by their grandchildren a few years from now”.
The little MCs of the celebration confidently took over the ceremony. Teacher Neetha Pais conducted a few games full of fun, frolic and competition. The winners were felicitated by the administrator Sr Carissima and the chief guest. Shaila Balakrishna. The Students of LKG accorded heartfelt gratitude through a dance.
Refreshments were served at the end of the programme.
The ambience was filled with an aura of gladness, gratification and gratitude.