Our greatest blessings, our grandparents
When we browse through to find out the origin of Grandparents’ Day, we come across a name, Marian McQuade, a West Virginian mother, the founder of National Grandparents Day. She put her efforts to get a holiday declared for celebrating a day for grandparents as a token of respect and love they deserve. Though different countries celebrate this day on different dates, every country realises the significance of celebrating it – to honour and value grandparents as the guiding figures of the family.
As far as children are concerned, grandparents are one of the greatest gifts. The love and care they receive from their grandparents is unconditional. It is said that grandparents are roots of a family and the children who are raised under their guidance exhibit high values and morals. Grandparents particularly have a strong influence over their grandchildren’s lives – as supporters, mentors and friends, who pass the values and learning of their life to generations next.
In this context, celebrating Grandparents Day at schools has great importance. To strengthen this bond of love, care, respect and friendship between these two generations, and also to make the pre-primary geckos understand the care, respect and love grandparents deserve, the pre-primary segment of The Gaudium celebrated, “The Grandparents’ Day” on 8 August 2019.
The geckos welcomed their grandparents with a lot of warmth and excitement. They danced and sang for their grandparents. Along with their grandchildren, grandparents made a beautiful palm-printed card. The children later gifted this card to their grandparents, who were overwhelmed with joy.
The games organized saw the participation of both generations. Together, they had fun supporting each other. It was a feast for the eyes to see the geckos enjoying with their grandparents.