Harmony Week 2023

Living in Peace and at Peace

At SJBHS, we celebrate Harmony Week focusing on a triad of coherence i.e. Harmony with Nature, harmony with Self and Harmony with Community, to instill the values of ‘less is more’ in gen-next. The three-part assembly held on the 6,7,8 of February 2023 brought into sharp focus the duty of the students towards sustainability, preservation and conservation of our natural resources for future generations. It also throws light on healthy living, mindful thinking, loving kindness to self and to the community with an emphasis on the mental, physical and social well-being of every individual.

On 6 February 2023, Ms. Shubha Ramachandran was the special invitee. She heads the Water Team at Biome Environmental Trust. Her expert advice to the students regarding Harmony with Nature was to be gentle, update their knowledge, ensure diversity and try leaving behind a minimalistic footprint on Mother Earth.

Day 2 focused on Harmony with Self. Two Buddhist monks from the Maha Bodhi society of Bangalore were the Guests of Honour. They spoke about the importance of peace and happiness in the present day and age and brought to the students a small sample of guided meditation to show loving kindness to the self and to others.

The third assembly on 8 Feb 2023 witnessed two teachers of SJBHS on stage. Ms. Rebecca Thomas, a Yoga expert, dealt with Harmony of the Mind, Body and Soul. She said that life was simple and uncomplicated and if we follow the social ethics and personal tenets, we can live in peace as harmony always begins with the self. Ms. Catherine, an active animal rescuer, focused on her experiences with animal and gave the students tips on showing kindness to the voiceless animals and birds in our vicinity. ‘Live and Let Live’ was her motto.

Fr Sunil Fernandes SJ, Principal of SJBHS, in his message, said that Harmony, Peace and Reconciliation encompassed a four-fold relationship with God, oneself, others and nature. We should be balanced and holistic in our thoughts, words and deeds so as to radiate harmony throughout life and through our very life.

The Harmony Week brought to the fore the prominence of synchrony, fusion and coordinated existence with the animate and inanimate cosmos. We are not above the rest; we should realize that we are one with the rest!

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