THE INDIAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL, KUWAIT

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SPARSH - INSTILLING THE ESSENCE OF BENEVOLENCE AT ICSK SENIOR



Values are guiding principles or standards of behaviour, which are regarded desirable, important and held in high esteem by a particular society in which a person lives. As a premier institution in Kuwait, The Indian Community School Senior aims at convincing and humanizing the magnitude of moral values among students in this postmodern technologically advanced world. Students must love their own values in life; to build a strong character as it will help them to lead their life as it should be lead. It is an inevitable factor for the fulfillment of life's purpose.

To initiate the feelings of empathy and to instill in the students the maxim "Try not to become a man of success, rather become a man of values", the school has initiated many activities. 'SPARSH' is an activity initiated by ICSK Senior to sensitize the students on the sufferings and undue discrimination around them. Through this activity, students are encouraged to visit, share, contribute and understand the sufferings of the people around. They visit old age homes, orphanages, schools for the disabled children, cancer centres etc as a part of this. They make cards and sing and dance with them so that they can spread smiles on their faces. They distribute food, toys and clothing so that they can lend a helping hand to the disadvantaged people of the society. Short video clippings on their visits are screened and appreciated at the school to encourage participation by all. They also take up other socially relevant activities such as planting trees, elimination of plastics, cleanliness drive, conduct health education classes, take seminar on hygiene to villagers, take classes for street children etc. Group discussions and seminars were also conducted as a part of this.

Sparsh - the value based activity envisaged and pioneered by Dr. V. Binumon, the Principal Indian Community School, (Senior) Kuwait was successfully presented on the 4th of January 2017, amidst much enthusiasm and goodwill. The motive behind such a presentation was to inculcate strong values in the young students of Indian Community School. All the videos presented were original for its reference to the values which added to the quality of life. Every single video was exceptional in their depiction of the deepest involvement of the children in the activity chosen by them. The videos also deeply affected the children present as audience in such a way that many were moved beyond words.

Three months of summer vacation were utilized to complete this project. It was not merely to imbibe values but also tone up other skills like confidence measured body language, interactive skills, team co-operation and coordination which will enhance a child's personality.

Evaluated by experienced judges who are sensitive to the cause of humanitarianism, the video presentation ushered in a new era of value based education. The Judges Mrs. Ayesha Famy, Mrs.Aasia Baig and Mrs.Indira Radhakrishnan shared the views on upholding values there by resulting in the culmination of an exceptional endeavor of value based education.

An initiative like this from ICSK has definitely helped the students evolve into better human beings with a mind set to "give rather than to receive".

In the Senior Secondary Level, Venessa Emilia Suares of class XII C secured the First position, the Second Position is shared by Abisha Abinesar of class XI A and Sneha Sridharan of class XI D.The Third Position is shared by Anikah Anna, Bertin Paul, Meril Susan, Thansiha Khatoon class XI E and Anamika Anil Kumar class XII B.

In the Secondary Level, Alma Trisa Sunil of class VIII A bagged the First Position and the Second Position was shared by two groups Sonal Ghosh, Amreen Amanullah, Cleona Fernandes, Breanne Banze, Eman Hashimof class IX & Moses Kurien, Reshma Sarah Mathews,Rithika Raghupathy,Aleena Ann Daniel,Cliffton George Daniel of class X A. Abhijit Satheesh of class X C & Fiona Francis Fernandes of class VIII B shared the Third Position.