Novelty marked this year’s Children’s Day celebrations (Venture 2K16) at St. Britto’s Academy. The campus was buzzing with excitement and joy as the beautifully dressed-up children participated in three innovative activities organized for them. As a tribute to our great leader Chacha Nehru and his love for the children, “Children’s Day” was celebrated in our school.

Focussed on the robust theme of this year’s Children’s Day celebrations ‘Stronger Communities; Safer Children’, Rtn. Umapathy and Mrs. Akther created and launched the film – The Gift through project MASOOM. The film, centred around bringing social awareness on Child sexual abuse, had a grand inaugural on 14th November 2016 in S.M.R Hall of SBA. Honorable District Governor Rtn. Natarajan Nagoji presided over the function. The Co-ordinator of the short film for schools, Ms. Soumiya, said that students needed to be alert on Good touch and Bad touch. Rtn. Dr. N. Nanda Kumar, District Director, Community Service Development and Shri. Arun Rathod, Chairman YII felicitated the teachers – Mrs. Uma Sundaresan, the Cultural Co-Ordinator of the school, Ms. Sangeetha and young artists from STBTA (St. Britto’s Theatre Academy) for their active participation in the film. The audience reciprocated the film with a thunderous applause.

SBA has been providing the environment for the overall development of students. The Grand Finale of SBA’s Got Talent – the splash of talent and creativity – made the campus abuzz with colour and fun by showcasing their talents. The students of VI and above enthralled the audience with their exceptional performances in Instrumental Music, Singing, Beat boxing, Magic Show, Rubik’s Cube, Mimicry, Stand-up comedy and the release of the introduction of the Tamil short film ‘Neruppuda’. The disciplined efforts of the precious pearls of SBA received a lot of appreciation and applause from the guests as well as the Management.

The Talent Expo was followed with a session by the international emcee and reputed motivational speaker, Mr. Sajan Zachariah Varghese. Mr. Varghese highlighted the shortcomings of Usain Bolt, Colonel Sanders (KFC) and Sir Winston Churchill and encouraged the students to overcome the negatives in their lives by following their passion and chasing their dreams with efforts. He shared his own personal experience of how he was a failure when he was 23 years old and how he became a world champion within a decade. Students seemed inspired to follow his advice to take up subjects they were really interested in.

It was a day remembering a leader who, in his quiet but determined way, laid the foundation to convert a nascent nation into a world power. Children enjoyed themselves on that day.