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Days that Matter in 2009

October 2019

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The Days that Matter could help to highlight the concerns and apprehensions of the youth today They need a mention in the school calendar. Each special day can be organized in a different way:
  • Have a special assembly
  • Enact a play
  • Write a poem or a slogan
  • Organize a quiz or a debate
  • Do a cleanup drive
  • Have a tree planting program
  • Plant a peace garden
  • Have a poster competition
  • Hold a ‘Just a Minute’ competition
  • Call a renowned speaker
  • Hold a classroom board display
  • Have a photo display
  • Organize a field trip
  • Make crafts using local material; or recycled material
  • Organize a candle light walk
  • Have a cycle rally

1st - 7th October - World Wildlife Week:

India is one of the top mega-diversity countries of the world. According to Botanical Survey of India and Zoological Survey of India, about 49,000 species of flora and 81,250 species of fauna are found in the country.

2nd October - Gandhi Jayanti:

2nd Oct Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on the 2nd of October in Porbander,Gujarat. He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.

13th October - UN Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

With climatic change there has been an increase in some of our natural disasters. Disasters take their toll of life, resources, buildings and monuments. We need to emphasize on educating ourselves so that we could protect ourselves from the impacts of such disasters.