Assembly-18th July

18th July                       Assembly               Class II

Theme: Nelson Mandela

Thought:  Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do – by Nelson Mandela.

Speech: Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday.The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009,with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010.

Nelson Mandela was a social rights activist and politician who became South Africa’s first Black president from 1994 to 1999. After becoming involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942.

Beginning in 1962, Mandela spent 27 years in prison for political offenses. In 1993, Mandela and South African President F.W. de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to dismantle the country’s apartheid system. For generations to come, Mandela will be a source of inspiration for civil rights activists worldwide.

News:The Centre will hold an all-party meeting over the ongoing situation in Sri Lanka on Tuesday. The meeting will be chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on July 19 — the second day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

Words for the day:

  • Hostile – an unfriendly person or situation.
  •  Huddle – to gather together in a close mass or group.
  • Hindsight – the understanding of an event after it has already happened.
  • Idealistic – a person who is motivated by moral and noble beliefs as opposed to practicality.
  • Imminent – an event or a situation that is about to occur or close in time.

Name of the students:

Prayer- Rudra

Pledge- Ayushi

Thought- Mayank

News – Prateek

Speech – Kritika

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