Mumbai, 25th January 2023: Aditya Birla World Academy (ABWA), a leading international school in Mumbai, celebrated the 74th Republic Day in a unique way by thanking the Indian Armed Forces for their service to the country. A delegation from ABWA met some of the country’s brave soldiers and presented them with cards designed by the students and filled with heartfelt messages, to express their gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by the jawans in their service to the nation. All students from grade HKG to grade 11 participated in this initiative. The ABWA delegation was led by Shalini John, IB – Head of Aditya Birla World Academy.
The Indian Armed Forces are the backbone of the country and play a critical role as protectors and guardians, often at great personal cost. In recognition of their selfless service, loyalty, and dedication to the nation, the students of Aditya Birla World Academy developed the initiative to make and present handmade and heartfelt cards to the soldiers. The event also served as a means of fostering patriotism among the students, as well as an opportunity for them to express their appreciation for the valiant efforts in protecting the nation. The enthusiasm and support demonstrated by the students were evident as they cheered the heroes of the nation with slogans of admiration and gratitude. The occasion was a poignant moment filled with pride, excitement, and patriotic fervor.
Speaking about the occasion, Dr. Neerja Birla, Founder, and Chairperson, of Aditya Birla Education Trust (ABET), said, “At ABWA, we strive to instill in our students the values of gratitude, pride, and responsibility as citizens of India. Our celebration of Republic Day is an extension of these efforts, as we seek to inspire our students to not only become strong and responsible citizens but also do their part in nation-building. The Indian Armed Forces are a shining example of these values, braving tough terrains, extreme weather conditions, and myriad other hardships with smiles on their faces. We are eternally thankful for their tireless service to our country and the sacrifices they make every day. These handmade cards are a small token of our immense gratitude and appreciation for these deserving members of our nation. Jai Hind!”
Commenting on the event, Radhika Sinha, Principal, of Aditya Birla World Academy, stated, “It was a true honor for the students to meet these superheroes, and express our gratitude for their loyal and remarkable service. Both students and teachers were filled with pride, love, and respect for their country after having the opportunity to personally meet the pillars of our nation – our armed forces. It was a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience for the students, who feel a renewed sense of national pride and confidence, knowing that their lives are being protected by such dedicated and admirable people.”