Aligned with the core value of ‘Respect’ the assembly presentation on July 15, focussed on Phatic Communication. It aimed at inculcating the habit of exchanging non-veral pleasantries and expressing care for others feelings. In a world that is increasingly becoming opinionated regardless of others’ sentiments, especially on the virtual platforms, this was our way of instilling faith in the power of listening to understand and speaking to reciprocate mutual respect. It also reinstated that apart from the advanced human faculty of speech, we are gifted with several other ways to communicate. Body language, gestures, eye contact or facial expressions, etc. also go a long way in shaping our personalities and creating an impression about ourselves on others.