Talk on Nagaland
Under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat initiative, Gwalior Glory High School conducted an informative session during the morning assembly related to the mountainous state of Nagaland located on the Eastern boundaries of North-Eastern India. Through this, the students got a glimpse about the general information related to the state such as Nagaland hosts the popular Hornbill festival as well as Kohima- the capital of Nagaland is the venue of Hornbill festival. The students were also enlightened about the festivals and folktales of the state which have been passed on for generations which helped them to realize that the Naga dance, music, song and folktale all express an exuberant part of the Naga people’s life.
Acquainting Students with Sentences in Nagamese Language
Under the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat initiative, the students of Gwalior Glory High School learnt few phrases/sentences in Nagamese language. Few of the sentences included under this were:
• To ask “How are you?” we say “Kenekkaa Aasey?”
• To say “I am Alright.” we reply “Bhaal Hi Aase.”
• To ask “What is your name?” we say “Aapuni Laaga Naam Ki Aasey?”
• To answer “My name is .....” We say “Mor Laaga Naam .... Aasey.”
• To end the conversation we say “Have a Good Day” as “Din Bhaal Koribi”.
Students enthusiastically repeated the sentences and seemed excited to learn new language. Fun fact about Nagamese Language was also shared stating that the language does not have any grammar which makes it quite easy and interesting.
Gwalior Glory High School took a ‘Swachta pledge’ in Nagamese language to keep the surrounding clean and to maintain cleanliness. The students took the solemn oath to devote at least hundred hours to work for cleanliness and pledged to propagate the message of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ across the country.
To test the general awareness of the students, Quiz was conducted in an interactive way which involved questions related to the cultural heritage and tradition of Nagaland. The students enthusiastically answered all the questions and enjoyed the quiz.
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