I really love morning assembly at Dilkhush, so I thought I’d share the rundown. Every morning, the principal begins the assembly with a prayer followed by a song thanking God for everything He/She has given us (remember, India is a polytheistic country and we have gods and goddesses!
After that, one student is selected from the entire school to recite a poem at the head of the hall. Being selected is a big deal for the kids, so they get really excited! And there’s no jealousy among the other students. Instead, they’ll pat their friend on the back and give them high fives for being selected – so sweet! “The chosen one” recites the poem line by line, and everyone else repeats. It goes a little something like this:
India is my country.
All Indians are my brothers and sisters.
I love my country,
And I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.
I shall always try to be worthy of it.
I shall give my parents, teachers, and all elders respect,
And treat everyone with courtesy.
To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion.
In India’s well-being and prosperity alone lies my happiness.