Dimapur, Oct. 11 (EMN): Pilgrim Higher Secondary celebrated its 31st foundation-cum-cultural day on the theme ‘celebrating cultural diversity across the globe’ where parents of the school children, school board members, GBs and Sunday school superintendents from the neighbouring areas attended.
on the 1st October 2018 under the theme “Celebrating Cultural Diversity Across the Globe”.
The judges for the day, which was held on Oct. 1, were Joel Ji from South Korea, Mikael Romeo from Italy, Bryan John from Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies) and Gregory Englert from USA.
The principal of the School, Kaini Khekho Kikon, while addressing the audience, emphasised on the importance of bringing the world into the classroom to give the students a better worldview.
Saying that the objective of organising the day was to promote respect for diversity, understanding and tolerance between the people in the midst of the rising conflicts, radicalisation and xenophobia based on culture, Kikon said that diversity of civilisation and cultures is a fundamental feature of human society and a driving force of human progress.
“We cannot have peace if we don’t accept and harness diversity. We cannot achieve development and economic growth if we do not embrace diversity. The goal of sustaining peace and prevention of conflict can only be achieved if we learn to live together in inclusive, just and peaceful societies,” said the principal of the school.
After the formal program, the judges and the invited guests went around visiting the class rooms to experience the cultures of the different countries on display and interacted with the students. Traditional costumes, political scenario, history, flora and fauna, language etc. from the 27 countries from across the world were displayed.
The guests and the students discussed about the governing system prides and problems of the countries around the world.