The 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Program' has enabled the celebration of unity in diversity. It promotes the spirit of National Integration by showcasing the richness of traditional heritage, culture and most pertinently creates a long-term engagement between the states.
Under this initiative, Madhya Pradesh has been paired with Nagaland and Manipur.
On 21st January, the Glorians celebrated Manipur Foundation Day. Music plays a very significant role in promoting National Integration and is a universal aspect of human existence. Musical heritage is an inseparable part of an individual's life and communities. A patriotic song was screened for the students in Manipuri Language that thoroughly displayed the cultural fiber of the state known as the 'Jewel of India'.
It was followed by the Unity Pledge in Manipuri that reiterated the message of 'staying united in all situations to surmount any challenge'.
Gwalior Glory High School, has geared up fully responding to the holistic endeavours through the following activities under ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Programme’ which envisions to portray the unity and integrity of India-
The students and teachers took pledge to foster National Integration through a co-ordinated mutual process between States, UT, Central Ministries, Educational institutions and general public through linguistic, literary, cultural, sports, tourism and other forms of people exchange. Besides the pledge, a short introduction was given about our partnering states, during the school assembly.
Through news, students were acquainted with the latest happenings in the partner states. The students were able to enhance their knowledge through displays of words and presentations done in the local language of the partner states.
Quiz was also conducted which helped the students to remember the important facts about partner states. Students expressed their insight about ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ Programme creatively in Essay Writing Competition.
To spread the essence of national integration throughout the country through various literary and cultural activities, strengthening the emotional connection, activities under ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Programme’ have been conducted in the school. The students with the teaching faculty spread the awareness through speech about the culture, tradition, best practices of Manipur & Nagaland - the partner states of M.P.
The students also explored history and interesting facts of ‘Thang Ta’ – the Indigenous sport from Manipur and participated in demonstration of the sport presented by an expert. Video made by students of the school about the origin of the native sport ‘Thang Ta’ from Manipur was also screened for parents during a Parent Orientation Programme scheduled.
The Endeavour will continue in the coming months involving various creative mediums for exchange of ideas and expressions.
Link to Video of Demonstration on ‘Thang Ta’ Screened in School