Jain International Residential School (JIRS) always strives to develop impeccable generosity and peace among students to transform them into responsible citizens of tomorrow. International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as World Drug Day, is observed every year on 26th June. As responsible citizens, the 2nd-year students of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), JIRS, conducted a special assembly to commemorate the occasion on 25 June 2022. The focus was to create awareness about the harmful impact of drug abuse on society.
The assembly commenced with the school prayer, followed by Jain prayer, which is believed to give peace and harmony to minds and souls. The MCs for the day were Master Gowtham Krishna and Ms Vidisha Mittal. Keeping in sync with the theme, Ami Pathak and Samarth Khandelwal, students, gave insights about drug abuse. Post this, Vaishnavi and the team did a commendatory skit with a motive to showcase the consequences of drug abuse on student's life and society. The message was conveyed very clearly and precisely. Ms Heer Shah, a senior JIRS student, added grace to the assembly by sharing her experience at the school with the new students. It was followed by a melodious song sung by the junior choir. The newly formed Model United Nation (MUN) Club was introduced in the assembly and the leaders of the club gave an amazing introduction to MUN. The entire assembly was diligently planned. It strongly communicated the message of making a world free of drug abuse.
Further, prizes were distributed to the winners of the Transcends meet held in Bangalore, where JIRS students stood first in one category among 48 participants. Lastly, Mr. Sanjeeva Kumar Sinha, Principal - JIRS, addressed the students with inspiring and motivating words. The assembly concluded with the National anthem.