The Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School Jakarta (GMIS) celebrated the 149th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth on 2 October.
Through a series of short presentations, including short readings by students including the Mahatma’s famous quotes, and a short cultural performance, students celebrated the day. The event honoured the many principles and teachings of Gandhi including education, multiculturalism, and peace & non violence.
In line with Gandhi’s principles of social justice, the school donated money and gifts to non profit organisations working toward educating students from less advantaged economic backgrounds. Donations were made to GNOTA (Gerakan Nasional Orang Tua Asuh), a foster parent programme; Yayasan Binangkit, which works toward repairing village schools in Sukabumi; Yayasan Rawinala, which looks after visually impaired students and SLB C Dian Grahita a Jakarta-based school for differently abled children.
Ambassadors from Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Palestine, Counelor of the Iraq Embassy and the head of the British Council were in attendance during the event.