Mumbai, 26th 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 fervour.
Speaking about the occasion, Dr Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson, 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, Aditya Birla World Academy, stated, “It was a true honour 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.”
About Aditya Birla World Academy
Backed by Aditya Birla Education Trust, Aditya Birla World Academy (ABWA) is India’s leading International School located in South Mumbai. ABWA strongly believes in the holistic development of its students. ABWA strives to create a cohesive learning environment that is conducive to developing a child’s innate talents. In addition to focusing on academic excellence, ABWA students are encouraged to think critically and question the world around them. Further, through a wide range of extra and co-curricular activities, ABWA aims to develop children’s personalities and stimulate them to be mindful, sensitive and responsible members of society. ABWA focuses on socio-emotional development to ensure that every child feels safe, supported and motivated.
About Aditya Birla Education Trust
Aditya Birla Education Trust (ABET) is an organisation committed to the cause of education and mental health, with an objective to nurture young minds. Right from establishing the Aditya Birla World Academy, an International School with an Indian soul, to The Aditya Birla Integrated School, which acknowledges the need to cater to children with different learning needs, ABET has always prioritised the importance of a child’s overall development. Further under the aegis of ABET, the Aditya Birla Education Academy provides professional development opportunities for educators, and engages, empowers and equips them to contribute towards shaping the future of young minds. In an endeavour to stamp out stigma surrounding mental health concerns, ABET has established Mpower, a holistic mental health care initiative, which has become the pioneer of mental health awareness in the country. Aditya Birla Education Trust runs under the zealous leadership of its passionate and committed Founder & Chairperson, Dr Neerja Birla. Ujaas is ABET’s new vertical, working on prioritising menstrual health and hygiene management as the key focus area.