An assembly was conducted by the students of Tagore house on the following topics:
DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
International Day for Disaster Reduction, held every 13 October, celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of controlling the risks that they face.
NEED/ IMPORTANCE: Disasters have a terrible impact on man and property. The last decade has seen 500,000 people killed, more than 2.5 billion affected and a 690 billion dollar loss due to disasters. Therefore it is important to practice several safety measures for the prevention of any harm during disasters.
- During a cyclone: 1) Avoid driving outside
2) Move away to safer places after receiving the news of a cyclone and
3) Drink only stored water.
- During an earthquake: 1)drop down and take cover under a desk or a table
2) Move outside towards open areas and
3) Stay away from heavy furniture.
- During a flood: 1)Do not try to swim in the flood water
2) Get onto elevated platforms and
3) Do not drink tap water as it can be contaminated.
A skit demonstrating what to do when an earthquake occurs while you’re in school: -get under your desks and wait until the earthquake stops -get up and move outside quickly but without causing any ruckus.
Tagore House presented the first house assembly of the second term on 14th Oct.2016. The topic was ‘Maharishi Valmiki’. The students of classes 6 and 7 presented a skit on the life of Valmiki.
They depicted the transformation of a Dacoit into a Holy Saint. Students showed a lot of enthusiasm through the practice sessions and the performance on stage was appreciated by all.
The character of Naradmuni was a feather on the cap as the costume and dialogue delivery by the student was outstanding.