Birla Public School honours grandparents

 10 Mar 2018 - 10:57

Birla Public School honours grandparents

The Peninsula

DOHA: Grandparents are fun to be around; not only they spill pearls of wisdom, but also fill our lives with cuddles and kisses, treats and laughs and abundance of love and care.  

Yet, another initiative by Birla Public School (BPS) to honour and pay respect to the Grandparents of the Tiny Tots, the first time ever event was organised at the BPS Main Campus.  

It was attended by grandparents, some even coming all the way from India, to spend special time with their grandchildren.

A P Sharma, School Principal, said: “Interest is dearer than the Principle”, wherein the grandchild is the interest the grandparent has earned through their children.  

Suja Tharoor the Kindergarten Coordinator welcomed the gathering.

George Edison, Vice-Principal, addressed the gathering with some anecdotes from his own childhood experiences with his grandparents.

It was memory recreated when the grandparents along with their grandchild exhibited their long forgotten talents. Forgetting their inhibitions, they sang duets to the tune of evergreen numbers.  

Stories which they had told their own children were recalled as they were lovingly retold to their grandchild. Grandparents were interviewed by the kindergarteners, asking them questions which made them reminiscence their long lost dreams and ambitions as they were busy bringing up their own children.

Many sportingly wore their dancing shoes and tapped away to the best melodies of the previous years.

Many a grandparent recalled nostalgic memories of their prime days,  the fun filled era, which many said were a taboo to this generation.

One even said, they were living a second innings of their life because they could see the world again through the eyes of their grandchildren.

Together with their grandchild they imprinted a memory on a card, by dipping their palms in paint to create the symbol of LOVE which they knew, they would cherish forever.

Sr Vice-Principal, Shirley Rappai felicitated the event with a vote of thanks, with a beautiful message saying, a minute here and there, a kind word now and then, is the only need of a Grandparent, which we owe them, because we are where we are, only because of their unconditional love.

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