Kochi: “It’s not happy people who are thankful, but thankful people who are happy,” said youth icon and actor Dulquer Salmaan while launching the unique ‘Thanksgiving Day’ celebrations at the High Range School, TATA Global Beverages Limited, Munnar.
“It’s for the first time that we decided to celebrate an event like Thanksgiving. God has given us a gift of 86,400 seconds a day. Let us use one second to say thank you and acknowledge those who enable us to do things big or small,” said Vice Principal K. Sreenivasan.
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated all over the world. Though it is said to have originated in America, a number of countries too celebrate the occasion.
Dulquer Salmaan recounted his childhood memories. “I too belonged to the choir”, he said with a nostalgic smile after listening to the song ‘Count your blessings’ by the school choir.
To mark the occasion on Tuesday, the students contributed `1.7 lakh, which they had collected, to Help Age India. Apart from this, four students of class five, escorted by their teachers, visited various organizations like the post office, banks, hospitals and fire force office among others, to thank them for all the services rendered.
The school provided students with ‘Thank you’ cards to be given to parents. This was their way of thanking their parents for all the good things they had received from them.
The programme started with a Thanksgiving poem recited by vice head girl, Shwetha Rao. Dulquer Salmaan released a Thanksgiving card designed by S. Sudarsan, student editor....