(JULY 23, 2021)

“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed. - Bob Riley”

Indeed these words ring true to each one of us especially for those who rose to the occasion and went beyond their call of duty amidst this pandemic. They were none other than our health workers, sanitation workers, policemen, teachers and bankers. And to applaud these heroes, the learners of Grade 4 A and B made us rejoice in the majestic journey of ‘Real Heroes’ through their assembly and showed the gratitude towards the real heroes of our lives.

Prayer is an expansion of total faith in the present power within and around us. When we pray with faith, we express it through our sincere thanks to the Almighty. Following the tradition, the assembly started with a prayer, news and thought for the day. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or a small act of kindness, which has the power to turn a life around. The very energetic Goenkans inspired everyone by a video presentation based on our real heroes who had opened their minds and hearts for humanity. Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects as if they were not familiar. Keeping up with the thought of the beauty of poetry, they presented a beautiful poem. The audience was entranced by a musical tribute to our real heroes given by our dynamic Goenkans.

Nothing is more powerful than the power of words. Especially if the words come from someone whom we admire and look up to. The students invited our dear Headmistress Srishti ma’am for her motivational words. She told everyone that gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in our soul. She also applauded everyone who had been instrumental in making this assembly a success.