A series of events today at CCIS led to the launch of the program where students will voluntarily educate the Sahyogis of the school when the school reopens in June.
Who are we referring as Sahyogis to? In all our lives there are some people who quietly make our lives smoother by taking over the innumerable mundane and thankless tasks. We realize the importance and value of these people only with their absence. These people are the taskforce which comprise of the cleaners, peons, bais. They are unfortunately often called as the Lower staff where in fact they are the backbone of any organisation.
An inter house performance of music, dance, poems, and skit was showcased by children. Pranita Mathur, a student of std XII , thanked all the Sahyogis on behalf of everyone present. The Sahyogis were guided on stage by students and offered seats over there. It was overwhelming to watch our friends enjoy the program so much, clapping on every possible instance.
All the four houses of the school Marut, Vasundhara, Hutashan and Nilamber, had designed their performances keeping the workers as the central theme. It was a whole new experience for Ramubhai , Devjibhai, Hansaben , Laxmiben, and many others to sit back and enjoy any such program.
Some of them became emotional when the Pre- Primary children, guided by their teachers, gifted fruit baskets to each of them.
Ramubhai took the microphone but was shy to say another more than, ”Khush Raho”. Devjibhai was requested for a song, but he wanted to say something. His words and emotions brought tears in the eyes of many. He said, “When I come to your classes, I find you doing mischief. You know, we could not study due to circumstances and did not have that privilege. You have the facilities and circumstances, but you don’t value it as much and take it for granted. Stop ignoring studies, if you want to succeed in life”. He shared some of his hardships with the students gradually. Everyone clapped in appreciation.
These were some feedback from students: ‘It feels so nice to see them happy’, ‘I never noticed the amount of hard work they do for us’, ‘I feel lucky to be born in a family who can provide me basic facilities that many are deprived of’, ‘I want to work more hard and become someone to educate people who can’t afford education’. In all our lives there are some people who quietly make our lives smoother by taking over the innumerable mundane and thankless tasks. We realize the importance and value of these people only with their absence.
We wish to not see this joy in them as short lived as one day. Students will be volunteering and educating our Sahyogis beginning this academic year.