In a world, torn apart by violence, terrorism, unhealthy competition, degradation of moral values and culture, we seek love, peace, tranquillity, human dignity and revival of our glorious past laden with values and ethics, what better reasons are there to remember Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the father of our nation, a great leader, an immortal soul who taught the world how to win a war in peace. India will mark the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, fondly remembered by people across the world as “Mahatma” or “Bapu”, on October 2, this year. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated by the nation to commemorate the birth anniversary of the father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Proud Xaverians of St. Xavier’s High School, sec-81 also took it upon itself to pay homage to this noble soul at a special assembly on 30th September, 2021.The highlight of the assembly were anecdotes from Gandhiji’s life as presentations which depicted our freedom struggle and the role Gandhi ji played to help us achieve our prized freedom. This was, particularly, useful for our young Xaverians who are slowly becoming aware of the acute hardships our forefathers faced as they struggled to free our motherland. The celebration gave the children an insight into the life and times of Gandhi ji and encouraged them to think about the values of sacrifice and freedom. The assembly echoed with Gandhiji’s favourite devotional song, ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’. Following this, the children dived in various activities like paragraph writing on Bapu, craft making activity, drawing and painting on the theme of ‘Swach Bharat’. It was a delight to watch little Xaverians dressed as bapu. Children pledged to follow Bapu’s belief that one must lead a simple but noble life. They also promised to follow the path of non -violence, as Gandhi ji championed the importance of pen over the sword. The assembly concluded with the beautiful song ‘Bande me tha dum, Vande Mataram’ which invoked the spirit of the unforgettable sacrifice.