Daffodils Schools INTRA SCHOOL CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
In the remembrance of our much beloved Mentor and Founder of Daffodils Late Sri P. K. Bheemaiah, Daffodils English School celebrates the Founder's Day on 10th of August every year. It is on this day that the students and staff of our School remember with nostalgia the conversations that day had with him and the thoughtful advice and guidance given by him in our quest for knowledge and the paths to be followed while pursuing the goals that the school has set for itself.
On this day the students will perform various cultural activities like dance and music as a part of the celebration. The School’s PK Bheemaiah Inter-School Literary Fest is organized and hosted on this day.
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'.
One of the most eminent teachers of our country was our President, Dr. Radhakrishnan. When his students requested him to permit them to celebrate his birthday he said:
"Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5th is observed as Teachers' Day."
Hence in our country Teachers Day is celebrated on September 5, every year. In Daffodils, the staff and students regale each other with a variety of dance, songs, music and drama. The senior students don the role of the teachers, and take over the teaching of the primary level students. The management felicitates the teachers who have completed 5, 10 or 15 years of service in Daffodils.
It was on August 15, 1947 that our country, India, after a long non-violent struggle, attained Independence, and hence on August 15 every year, Independence day is celebrated all over the country.
In Daffodils we commemorate the Independence Day every year. On this day, we commemorate the important roles that all the great personalities had played during the independence struggle and it provides us with an occasion to remind us of our duties and responsibilities to the country. It also provides us with an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the task of building a strong and prosperous India which is far from over and to complete the task of wiping “every tear from every eye”.
The Annual Academic Awards for the outstanding students of the School are presented on this occasion.
Jawaharlal Nehru was the First Prime Minister of Independent India. Along with the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi he led the Nation in the country’s Freedom Struggle against the colonial rule of the British. He is remembered for steering the country through its formative years, framing its domestic and foreign policies and the launching of the series of the Five Year Plans which enunciated the principles and framework of the country’s policies aimed at the country taking its place among the comity of nations.
The children of our country know him as Chacha Nehru. He had a tremendous love for the children and hence, his birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day.
On this day, in Daffodils, the teachers take over the task of organizing and conducting the daily school assemblies which is the daily task of the school student leaders. A variety programme, comprising of dances, songs and skits by the teachers and members of the School Management is organized and conducted to entertain the children who entertain the teachers as part of their cultural activities throughout the year.
While India became an independent nation of August 15, 1947, its constitution came into effect on January 26, 1950. It was on this day that India became a fully Sovereign Democratic Republic. The constitution gave us the power to rule ourselves and to elect our own President. This day January 26 every year is celebrated as our Country’s Republic Day.
This day is a day of joy and jubilation. Daffodils celebrate the Republic Day every year. While the children under the guidance of their teachers exhibit their skills in dancing and singing, the hoisting of the National Flag and the various speakers on this occasion inspiring the children to be patriotic and respect and remember our leaders who have unstintingly sacrificed themselves to win the freedom and liberty that we are enjoying today are the highlights of the occasion.
The Highest Academic Achievers in the whole school in the previous year, in each of the ICSE and CBSE streams are invited to be the Chief Guests.
Mahatma Gandhi is the Father of our Nation. It is he with personal example of following a life of honesty and truth, pursuing a path of non-violence showed the people of our country that a freedom struggle against a foreign power can be won not by wars and violence, but by simply following a path of nonviolence.
Mahatma Gandhi is revered not only by each and every Indian but also by thousands of individuals all over the world. He has been a role model for freedom fighters all over the world, a beacon of solace and comfort for the downtrodden and a source of comfort for those who tread the path of truth non violence and righteousness. In this land of Buddha where non violence is a way of life, he is one icon to be revered.
Daffodils with all the solemnity that it can gather, celebrate Gandhi Jayanthi every year. The details of this event vary with the innovation and creativity of the organizers of the event each year.
It was on November 1, 1956 that the princely state of Mysore merged with the Kannada speaking areas of the Bombay and Madras Presidencies and the Kannada speaking regions of the erstwhile kingdom of the Nizam of Hyderabad to form a Kannada speaking entity named Mysore and later on as Karnataka. Hence November 1 every year is celebrated by the people of Karnataka and all the Kannada speaking people around the world as Kannada Rajyothsava Day.
Daffodils also celebrates Kannada Rajyothsava on November 1 every year. The music, dance and drama organized on this day bring out the rich culture and heritage of Karnataka.
All good things come to an end. At the end of every academic year as a fresh batch of Class X students bid farewell to their alma mater after completing a strenuous ten year academic course in the school, the teachers staff and students of Daffodils bid farewell with a heavy heart to these students.
The Farewell conduct by Daffodils at the end of each academic year for all the Class X students. Parting is perhaps a sweet sorrow in this situation. Sweet, because, the students at this moment look forward to the future and hope that the paths they have chosen to follow after they leave the portals of Daffodils, will help them realize their dreams. Parting is a sorrow because we will miss them when they leave us. But they will leave behind pleasant memories of their interactions with us.
At this Farewell, the Saraswathi Puja is organized to invoke the blessings of the Goddess on the children and pray that they will fare well in the forthcoming Board Exams and an opportunity is provided to the students to express their thoughts on the journey through their academic course in the school.
At this event a Master and Miss Daffodils Competition is conducted for the Students of Class X. The competition consists of three rounds – Talents, Best Dress and Personal Interview. The winners of this Competition – a boy and a girl – are crowned Master and Miss Daffodils respectively.