Aligarh : A team of the Aligarh Muslim University’s Ahmadi School for the Visually Challenged students comprising Preeti (Class X), Tahir Ali (Class VIII), Ghulam Hussain (Class VII), Krishna Sharma (Class V), Suhani Naz (Class V) and Atifa Khatoon (Class V) won the online ‘Bait Baazi’ (Poetry competition) held to mark the Gandhi Jayanti and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations at the Ahmadi School.
Special prizes for participation were also given to Yasmin Parveen (Class IX) and Atifa Khatoon (Class V).
“Dr Imrana Khatoon judged the competition. Niaz Ahmad delivered the welcome address and Alika Tabassum conducted the programme”, said Dr Naila Rashid (School Principal).
Dr Imrana Khatoon also delivered a speech on the importance of freedom fighters in the struggle for independence. Saleem Ahmad spoke on the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the freedom struggle.
Sirajuddin Sheikh sang a devotional song to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. Adil Jaleel extended the vote of thanks.
At the Abdullah School, a poster making competition was organised to celebrate the Gandhi Jayanti, said Umra Zaheer (School Superintendent).
She also delivered a speech to raise awareness on cleanliness.
Students and teachers of the STS School observed the occasion with a webinar on the values and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
Faisal Nafis (STS Principal) urged webinar participants to imbibe Gandhian values and administered the National Integration and the Sanitation pledges.
Mohd Tariq (Vice Principal) delineated Mahatma Gandhi’s path of harmony and peace, Dr Tanweer Husain Khan delivered a speech on the moral values of Mahatma Gandhi and Nooruzzama Arshad gave an insight on Gandhian philosophy.
Nasreen Fatima conducted the programme
Teachers and students also planted tree saplings in the school premises to observe Gandhi Jayanti.