Pramod Sharma, Chandigarh, 11th November,2008 : On the eve of Gurpurb, newly formed Peace Club of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School and Interactor Club organized a two day sale of products made by young people and women rising out of slums of the city along with autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi.
Beautiful reasonably priced items like Candles, Diyas, colourful handmade Greeting Cards with embroidery and thread work were painfully prepared at the Yuvsatta’s Centre in Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, Chandigarh by young people and women of the slum settlement. Priced at Rs. 10/- each a series of wisdom cards with various quotes of Mahatma Gandhi were also put on sale to spread the moral thoughts amongst the young minds. The innovative sale received good response from the students and staff of the School.
Explaining the motive behind promoting of reading of autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi amongst the students Mrs. Sarbjeet Kaur, the Peace Club incharge of the School said that for lasting peace and harmony and making our society more tolerant every student and teacher should read this book which costs less than a scoop of Ice-cream, a chocolate or even branded gel pens and ‘is a joy for life’. AKIPS students were also winners of this year’s Inter-School Gandhi Quiz in the city.
Explaining the initiative Mr. Jasdeep Kalra, Director of the School informed that observance of such anniversaries like Gurpurb is a conspicuous feature of the Sikh way of life and the Sikhs were asked to share their wealth within the community by practicing Vand Chakna – "Share and Consume together". So, to inculcate this spirit of Sharing and Giving which is an important message from Guru Nanak their School planned to support such noble efforts to help the marginalized.