Home Dehradun 34th Founder’s Day celebrations held at John Martyn Memorial School

34th Founder’s Day celebrations held at John Martyn Memorial School



DEHRADUN, 29 Sep: On the evening of 27 September, the John Martyn Memorial School’s front yard came alive with its 34th Founder’s Day celebrations. The Austrian Ambassador, Brigitte Oeppinger Walchshofer was the Chief Guest. The lighting of the ceremonial lamp was done by the ambassador along with the Managing Trustee and the ex-officio Trustees. The tiny-tots of the Nursery danced to Kawa-kawa, while the KG and Class I lined up with Aksharon ki varnamala and classes II, III, IV presented Vandana and a welcome song. An English group song by the school choir, an English recitation Don’t Quit by Amreen and a Kumaoni folk dance added colour to the evening. The Hindi play, ‘Do darpan’, took the audience to the ancient city of Varanasi. In the grand finale Ma tujhe salaam, the whole school paid tribute to India’s diversity and inflated tri-colour balloons that floated into the sky. The Chief Guest complimented the school’s impact on the village community and the variety of the presentation. “I wanted the honoured visitors to get ‘a glimpse of India’,” asserted Shefali Chopra Gandhi, who had conceived and directed the presentation. “And every child of the school had a role to play! Isn’t this the unity and diversity of our India?”