Grannies honoured on International Women’s Day

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Instead of a token observance of International Women’s Day, the young students of Jinarajdas ALP School, Marad, with the help of the management invited 136 grandmothers to their school premises and spent quality time with them, also treating them to gifts

Staff of the school distributing gifts among the assembled grandmothers in the school compound on the occasion of IWD. Photo: by arrangement

Kozhikode: Jinarajdas ALP School, Marad here observed International Women’s Day in a unique manner. The students had invited 136 grandmothers, who had shared the vicissitudes of their lives with the history of the region. The generations mingled in an atmosphere of fun, games, and songs, culminating with the grandmas being given gifts.

The ‘Muthassikkuttam’ women’s programme was inaugurated by the former MLA from Beypore and school manager, V K C Mammad Koya. He also handed over the gifts conferred by VKC Charitable Foundation.

The renowned cinema-theatre actor and state award winner, Mohammed Perambra, and Guinness world record holder, the comedian Ratheesh Paleri, both participated.

Feroke sub-district educational officers T U Ajithkumar and Praveen Kumar were the chief guests. PTA president V P Suneer presided. Headmaster E M Pushparajan, teacher BS Bisna, and staff secretary N V Siljamol spoke.

A school delegation calls on of the grannies who could not make it to the function to hand over the gift. Photo: by arrangement

Thirty-eight grandmothers could not attend the function on the school premises due to old age infirmities. So, a school delegation consisting of the Headmaster, PTA president, School Resource Group convener Chinchu P C, teachers Sruthi S K, Sandra S B, Megha T, Neethu K, Hannath and Ali Mubarak M C visited their homes and handed over the gifts.

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