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UN Day Celebration at Pathways World School Aravali

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Food that builds community

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of others. That is what Pathways World School experienced when it commemorated 69th Anniversary celebration of International UN Day at the school premises.

It was that time of the year when people from different walks of life sat together and enjoyed a meal under same roof, in perfect harmony with each other. The event brought together over 2500 people from nearby village schools and the students, faculty and parent community of Pathways World School Aravali.

Children from over 30 different nationalities were dressed in ethnic attires and helped serving food to all the guests. This august gathering was endeavoured to promote social belonging, equality and communal harmony and building solidarity in and around community. Apart from a sit down lunch, the school also created an authentic village scene with intriguing activities like magic show and traditional folk dances that caught attention of everyone. The village ladies also put up a traditional ‘Bajra Roti' dish and served them hot with exceptional Cutney. This cross cultural interaction enabled everyone to have a glimpse of village life in its various hues and flavours.

This annual event also acts as confidence booster for the village school students as they make new friendships with other children. The participating Government schools from nearby villages included Govt Middle School, Bas; Govt Primary Girls School, Tilki; Govt Sr Sec School, Tikli; Govt Middle School, Aklimpur; Govt Boys Primary School, Badshahpur; Govt Middle School, Palra; Govt Middle School, Haryahera; Govt Middle School, Raisina; GyanShakti School, Ansals; Uday Bharti Public School, Aklimpur.

These sorts of events help to break the social barriers and bring together people of all walks of life. The day strengthened the relationship between different faith groups and provided a solid foundation upon which we can work together on the message to break bread with a fellow human, irrespective of their social, political or economic status.

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