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Nelson Mandela Day was commemorated by the students of Classes VI-XII with joy and enthusiasm. The day ,18 July was commemorated with activities throughout the week ranging from watching a film on Nelson Mandela and understanding the value and need for remembering this great soul. The activities were as follows-

Class VI
Students of Class VI celebrated Nelson Mandela Day on 16th July 2021. Discussion on Nelson Mandela was done to begin the session. Thereafter, a film on the struggle and achievements of Nelson Mandela was shown in class. This was followed by the discussion- How we can we make every day Mandela day? Students participated in a google quiz on Nelson Mandela and made bookmarks on his quotes.

Class VII
Nelson Mandela International Day, was celebrated during the week14th-18th July to commemorate the birthday of Nelson Mandela. As a part of this celebration students were made to understand the contribution of Nelson Mandela in achieving dignity for all and the activities helped them in realizing that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact. Students were familiarized with racial discrimination faced by the non-whites living in South Africa with a short video on Apartheid.
Discussion on “Equality as a pre-requisite for Democracy” was done.
Students were given glimpses into the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela with the help of a documentary video. The purpose and mission of Mandela day was discussed. After watching the video, students shared their views on how they can contribute and bring about a positive change in the world and depicted it with a creative art-work.

Class VIII
Nelson Mandela International Day was celebrated on 16th July during Social Science class to shine a light on the legacy of the man who changed the 20thcentury and helped shape the 21st. As a part of this celebration, students of class VIII were familiarised with Mandela’s life and legacy through a video followed by a discussion. Students also participated in an activity, wherein they made E-cards online for elderly people on Canva. The students were very excited to explore this website and participated in the activity enthusiastically.

Class IX
The students of Tagore International School (Class IX) celebrated Nelson Mandela International Day on 15th July 2021 to shine light on the legacy of a man who changed the 20th century and helped shape the 21st.
Students were shown a movie ‘The Life of Mandela’ and explained the purpose and mission of Mandela Day. The students performed role play on the life events of Nelson Mandela. This was a moment for all to renew with the values that inspired Nelson Mandela-Absolute determination, a deep commitment to justice, human rights and fundamental freedoms and a profound belief in the equality and dignity of every woman and man. Nelson Mandela was a great statesman, a fierce advocate for equality, the founding father of peace in South Africa.
 
Class X
The students of Class X were asked to research on Nelson Mandela and find out why 18th July every year is commemorated as Nelson Mandela Day. Students then shared their findings in the Social Science class. The teacher showed them a video on Nelson Mandela’s life. She further briefed the class on the activity to be done. Students were asked to create a poster on apartheid or a rap song against racism. They were encouraged to explain their poster or sing the rap song in class. Most of the students made the poster. Pictures were then taken by the teacher while they explained the activity in class. Students uploaded their work on Google classroom and were assessed on the activity.
 
Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity — as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa. On 18 July every year, Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated by making a difference in our communities. Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better! Mandela Day is an occasion for all to take action and inspire change.
 Students of Class XI A & XII A saw a brief video film made by the UN depicting the life and achievements of Nelson Mandela. This was followed by a discussion on the lifetime struggle, message and achievement of this great leader. All students were asked to perform a humanitarian activity and present these activities in their class. The Activity could be an oral presentation, a ppt or a video.