English Literary Week @ St. Xavier’s High School, Sector 81
‘The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.’-Rabindranath Tagore
St. Xavier’s High School observed Literary Week with gamut of activities from 2nd May to 6th May 2022. The week was dedicated to India’s first Nobel Prize laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. He was a poet, philosopher, musician, writer, social reformer, educationist and an icon of Indian culture. He became the first Asian to win Nobel Prize in Literature for his collection of poems, Gitanjali, in 1913. He was popularly called as Gurudev and his songs were popularly known as Rabindrasangeet. He was a multitalented personality who has inspired generations of readers and people through his writings and thoughts.
To mark the birth anniversary of the great noble laureate, literary week was commemorated with high spirit and zeal at St. Xavier’s High School. A plethora of activities were organised to enlighten students about the eminent personality of Rabindranath Tagore and his immense contribution towards the society. It was a phenomenal experience for students to learn about Tagore’s life and his achievements. Students extended their gratitude and paid tribute to Rabindranath Tagore through self-composed poems, essays, elocution, role plays and an array of activities. They enthusiastically recited various poems from ‘Gitanjali’ an anthology of poems for which Tagore was awarded Nobel Prize in Literature. They were also engaged in learning various goals of education given by Tagore and encouraged to follow the path of humanity and moral values in life.
The literary week was an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their language skills, cultivate critical thinking, creativity and promoting experiential learning.