Global Dignity Day News Story

Aniqa Humayun | Staff Correspondent TBT | Allama Iqbal Town Campus

November 14, 2014

Lahore: BSS Allama Iqbal Town Campus celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 15, 2014 with great enthusiasm. The students expressed their creativity in the form of colourful posters which depicted the universal right of every human being to lead a dignified life. They also prepared badges and came up with catchy slogans as a reminder to appreciate and respect the dignity of others.

An essay writing competition was also held. The students expressed their opinion about the concept of global dignity and emphasised that it should be the guiding principle for all actions.

The message to value the dignity of the armed forces was conveyed in a special assembly presentation on Defence Day by the students of Class VII. Through a role-play they stressed that the young generation should take pride in their armed forces as they are the defenders of the country and guardians of the frontiers.



Musarat Fakhra Anjum | Staff Correspondent TBT | Defence Campus

November 14, 2014

Karachi: The Seventh Annual Global Dignity Day was celebrated by Defence Campus Karachi on October 15, 2014. Students from Early Years, Primary, Middle and Senior sections united to show their commitment to the cause in a huge morning assembly in which role-plays and speeches related to Global Dignity Day were presented. Students participated enthusiastically in the preparations of this day by making cards and badges and presented it to some members of the school’s staff to thank them.

Students also created a ‘Global Dignity Wall’ where they posted their thoughts and messages. As a thoughtful gesture, students from Classes I to V collected gifts and gave them to the children of Sirat-ul-Jannah Orphanage.

Class VIII students made resolutions for the coming year by writing letters addressed to themselves. These are kept with the teachers and will be revisited at the end of the year.

The senior school students also celebrated Global Dignity Day with full zeal and fervor. In an age, where there is so much conflict because of discrimination, senior section students did a role-play capturing the essence of dignity for the underprivileged, disabled and animals.

An Urdu role-play, Bol Kay Lab Azaad Hain Terey, talked about the dignity of the elderly, teachers and animals. During a factory visit, a few students with the permission of the workers interviewed them regarding their work. They especially asked the female workers what were the reasons for picking up a job and how did it help them lead a dignified life.


Fatima Khalid Malik | Staff Correspondent TBT | Walton Campus

November 14, 2014

Lahore: Global Dignity Day was held at Beaconhouse Walton Campus on October 15, 2014. Various activities were organised which included role-plays, badge-giving ceremony, CD presentation by Kindergarten students, handing over of gift hampers to the support staff and for the children at the SOS Village.


Poonam Khurshid | Staff Correspondent TBT | A-Level Campus

November 14, 2014

Multan: BSS A-Level Multan celebrated Global Dignity Day with full enthusiasm, devotion and energy on October 15, 2014.

Students participated in various activities to recognise dignity of all human beings. Guest speaker Ms Salma from the SOS Village Multan who recently participated in University of Vienna’s Programme for Inter-Religious Harmony, extended the message of humanity. She proved through her talk that dignity is something every human being yearns for regardless of any religion and ethnicity.

Deputy Head Boy Muhammad Azan gave examples from his personal experiences on dignity of labour and acknowledged the contributions of our support staff. Shaheer shared his views on the importance of celebrating Global Dignity Day.

Deputy Head Girl Aniqa Zaffar proposed an activity in which students are encouraged to write a letter about their experiences regarding deliberate effort they would be making during the year. All the letters would be stored and returned to the students on the next Global Dignity Day.

A thematic photography competition of people from underprivileged sectors of community was held to reflect the principles of dignity. Zainul Abidin was announced winner of the competition. The members of BSS A-Level Student Council paid tribute to the efforts of the support staff.

Summed up with our Headmistress Ms Saadia Yaqub’s beautiful message and the students’ speeches, the entire event was precise yet well-portrayed and thought-provoking.


Sameed Mubashir, Saad Khan and Salman Tariq | Student Correspondents | Satellite Town Senior (Boys)

November 13, 2014

Rawalpindi: Global Dignity Day was a wonderful opportunity to engage students of BSTR-B in inspiring dignity related activities on October 15. Students presented role plays and wrote poems highlighting the importance and principles of dignity. The students created stories to demonstrate their appreciation, respect and honour for the deserving members of our community. It was important to encourage students and empower each student to believe in his fundamental right to dignity. The students shared dignity principles also through drawings, songs, wrote post cards in which they resolved to work for protecting their personal dignity and that of others. They also wore badges and walked in the corridors to celebrate the day. A very thought-provoking photography competition was held to capture dignified moments where creative students participated enthusiastically. The purpose was to educate and inspire the students about the importance of human dignity regardless of race, culture or social background.


Naiha Bilal | Student Correspondent | Secondary Branch Sheikhupura

November 13, 2014

Sheikhupura: Global Dignity Day was organised and presented in the morning assembly by Class VIII on October 15. Students prepared a role play to create awareness about dignity and nobility among children. Students spoke in the assembly highlighting the real meaning of dignity.

To infuse the true essence of the word dignity into the minds of the children of today for a better tomorrow, a speech competition was organised for Class VIII on the topic “Everyone is Important”. Furthermore, Classes IV and VI conveyed five principles of dignity through their drawing in the poster-making competition. Class VII made cards depicting how an individual should show love, respect and honour to others in order to receive the same from others, which was the sole objective of the whole event.


Zoya Ashraf Khan | Staff Correspondent TBT | Gulshan Primary IV

November 13, 2014

Karachi: Students celebrated Dignity Day on October 15. Apart from presenting dramas and role plays, many classroom activities were also held. The principles of dignity were shared during the lesson and boards were put up with students’ work. Students wrote write ups about importance of dignity, they shared stories of occasions in which they had displayed dignity, and made thank you cards for the junior staff. Posters were also made to spread awareness regarding the importance of taking a stand against bullying which were displayed in and outside the class. All these activities were carried out to educate and inspire our students and help them to understand their self-worth and the concept of dignity.


Maleha Syed | Staff Correspondent TBT | KG Latifabad Branch

November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014 Global Dignity Day was celebrated at Kindergarten Latifabad on October 15. Students tried to spread the message of living a dignifying life by performing “Heal the World” and giving respect to the junior staff through handmade cards. Teachers shared their personal experiences on a dignifying life.

A worker from Saylani Welfare Trust was called to share the organisation’s efforts their generous contribution towards our society.


Hubba Khatoon | Staff Correspondent TBT | Johar Town Middle Campus (Boys)

November 13, 2014

Lahore: On the super exciting day of October 15, Global Dignity Day was celebrated at JTC Boys Middle to appreciate and honour those who devote themselves to living with dignity regardless of what they do.

A Dignity wall was made, on which the students mounted their ideas in the form of crafts and posters about Dignity Day. Awareness walks by students were performed throughout the day; posters were hung all over the school; thank-you cards and amazingly decorated gift hampers were made by the students and awarded to the junior staff.

A grand assembly was conducted in the honour of Global Dignity Day. It included inspirational speeches in English and Urdu, skits by students to show respect for people of all ethnicities and economic statuses, and a gift awarding ceremony.

It all ended with great warmth in everyone’s hearts; and unity amongst the teachers, students, and junior staff.


Saba Atif and Erum | Staff Correspondents of TBT |Canal Side Campus, Lahore

November 12, 2014

Lahore: Canal Side Campus, Upper Primary (Girls’ Branch) celebrated Global Dignity Day with a variety of activities. Students made headbands with the quotes about dignity, Class III made posters, Class IV wrote inspiring acrostic poems, while Class V wrote stories based on five principles of dignity and performed role plays. Students also made brochures on MS Publisher, which they distributed to parents at home time. A grand assembly was conducted by III Grey students who performed the famous song Heal the World.


Ghazala Shah | Staff Correspondent TBT | Sukkur Secondary Branch

November 12, 2014

Sukkur: BSS Sukkur celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 21, 2014 with great enthusiasm. The programme commenced with a recitation from the Holy Quran. Other activities included English and Urdu role plays, speeches and quotations, as well as a poster-making competition. In this competition, students made posters in groups, and their work was assessed by the audience. The best chart was selected and the winning group was announced.

The students also participated in a poetry-writing competition. In order to create awareness that all human beings are equal and deserve respect, all the students made special cards that were presented to the support staff. The programme concluded with the address of the branch Head highlighting the importance of Global Dignity Day.


Aatiqa Anwar | Staff Correspondent TBT | B.F Civil Lines Premier Faisalabad

November 12, 2014

Faisalabad: Global Dignity Week was celebrated at BSS Civil Lines Premier from October 15 – 22, 2014. They celebrated the Dignity by making speeches, telling stories, making posters, giving cards to the junior staff and taking a Dignity walk around the school. The spirit of dignity is developed in children by teaching them to greet junior staff, and donating their own toys and gifts to less privileged children. A ceremony was conducted by the Senior Headmistress Ms Nousheen Haider in which guests from a non-profit association – Akhuwat Foundation – were presented with a donation from the school.


Saba Imran | Staff Correspondent TBT | Primary F-11/1, Islamabad

November 12, 2014

Islamabad: Primary F-11/1 celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 21. Class IV presented a role play from their reader ‘Muskarata Chehra’ to pay tribute to the support staff for their hard work. Class III shared inspiring quotes, made posters and gave flowers to the junior staff. The special assembly ended with the song ‘Heal the World’.


Maliha Barry Farrukh | Staff Correspondent TBT | TNS Beaconhouse

November 7, 2014

Lahore: The Global Day of Dignity was celebrated at the Gulberg campus with enthusiasm. The entire student body participated in this event, organising different events in their classes to speak about human dignity, respect and the power of love. Students from the Nursery sections paid a tribute to the support staff in school and at home, and students from Early Years through to Year 4 posted their thoughts on dignity on a globe outside the Coordinator’s Office.

Each class made reflective banners on dignity that were displayed in the Piazza. Year 4 performed a special skit on dignity and its principals. Staff appreciation cards were made by all students in the school, talking about humans living a dignified life and the basic principal of respect for all human beings.

Students also spoke about different professions and the need for respecting them and celebrating their worth. The purpose of celebrating this day was to highlight the fact that all people, rich or poor, in no matter what occupation, are entitled to equal amounts of respect and the right to live with their heads held high.


Tuba Riaz | Staff Correspondent TBT | K.G Branch

November 7, 2014

Sargodha: The day started off with a special assembly on Wednesday October 15, which supported the theme “heal the world”. The students participated in various activities throughout the day which taught the concept of respect, care and empathy for the people around them.


Hina Tariq | Staff Correspondent TBT | BSS KG-1 PECHS

November 7, 2014

Karachi: Global Dignity Day was celebrated at Beaconhouse KG 1 PECHS with great enthusiasm, and the celebrations starting October 13 continued till the end of the week. The school was decorated with relevant pictures and quotations. Speeches were given by the Headmistress, the Coordinator and students focusing on the issue of respecting others, helping one’s friends and using words with caution. Students were told that dignity means to respect and be respected. The mission of Global Dignity day is to implement the universal right of every human being to lead a dignified life. The bubbles and Pre-nursery children were told about about the significance of this day during circle time and also made and coloured happy faces. Role plays were carried out by Pre-nursery and nursery teachers and teacher aides, highlighting the bad habits that young children tend to adopt such as bullying, and stealing.

Students then distributed gifts and goodies to the junior staff to thank them for their help and support. The junior staff’s role was appreciated by presenting them with baskets filled with love, chocolates, candies and flowers to domestic staff for taking good care of their school, play area and them as well. Kindergarten students presented a wonderful performance on the famous song by Michael Jackson, “we are the world” giving the message to everyone to work together to make the world a better place. Class I students presented a skit demonstrating the concept of respecting each and spread the message of love, honour, friendship, compassion and recognition. They also conducted an interview with members of the junior staff to highlight the importance of work that they do. They also recited a poem on maintaining dignity. Circle time at all levels was utilised to inform them about the importance of respecting and sharing. They wore wristbands to commemorate Global Dignity Day. Lastly, all the students held each other’s hands and took an oath and promised to be good to their friends and elders and to make each day a global dignity day. Proclamation was pasted in the reception area and all the visitors were invited to read the proclamation and sign.


Beenish Ahmed | Staff Correspondent TBT | BSS Primary Branch Gulrez

November 7, 2014

Rawalpindi: Global Dignity Day was celebrated with full energy and enthusiasm by the students of BSS Primary Branch Gulrez, ensuring the best of the day’s benefits to be attained by our future heroes.

Students of Class V created eye catching flyers and distributed them among their teachers and parents at pack up time.

Students of Class IV decorated a wall by pasting printouts of pictures they had captured from their cameras focusing on the importance of individual respect and dignity of each profession.

Class III celebrated it by presenting role plays. Afterwards it was followed by card making activities which were presented to the school’s junior staff.

Students of Class I and II painted a wall. Later, students pasted Doves on that wall.

Early Years too celebrated the event with great vigor. The objective of the activities performed was to introduce awareness in our students for the equal rights of human beings, to lead a dignified life. The celebrations set our students on their journey of cultivating the ability to have compassion with others and instilled in them the recognition about the significance of humanity.

The meaning of dignity was told to the children by a variety of methods and perspectives. Students went to hospitals and streets with their teachers to give tokens of respect to the nurses, labourers and beggars.


Rizwana Fida | Staff Correspondent TBT | Upper Primary PTC

November 6, 2014

Gujranwala: Dignity Day was celebrated on October 20 2014 at the Palm Tree Campus. Students from all levels participated in the programme. They delivered speeches, shared quotations, recited poems and performed different skits to highlight the need to respect and feel compassion for all people. The school choir took part in the proceedings by singing different songs. At the end, the efforts and hard work of the junior staff of the branch was acknowledged and they were presented with gifts by the branch Head.


Humaira Masood | Staff Correspondent TBT | BSS Hafizabad Secondary

November 6, 2014

Hafizabad: Beaconhouse Hafizabad celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 15 and 16 with multiple activities. The day started with a special assembly dedicated to inspire and inculcate the attribute of dignity in young pupils. A guest speaker was invited, who shared experiences of his own life with the students, his struggle and hard work, maintaining his dignity, self-respect and ambition. The pupils got so inspired that everyone of them wanted to get an autograph and a photograph with the speaker. Next, the hand print activity got started where the Headmistress, students, teachers, administration staff, guards and junior staff all had their hand prints on one wall to make a ‘mark of dignity’. Students also did role plays and wrote poems highlighting the importance and principles of dignity. A documentary was shown and students also designed and made beautiful shopping bags with slogans and pictures showing attributes of dignity. At the end, all students gathered to stand together to form the word dignity.

October 17’s assembly was also dedicated to dignity. Teachers shared their experiences and accounts of others to shed light on what it means to lead a dignified life. Class VII students presented a beautiful role play about equal rights and self-respect.


Sabeen Agha | Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse Clifton

November 6, 2014

Karachi: The Beaconhouse School System, Clifton Campus celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 15, 2014 with enthusiasm. Students from various classes discussed the importance of respect, appreciation and acknowledgement of everyone alike. They also highlighted certain hardworking members of our Clifton Campus junior staff, without whom the school would be incomplete. Students displayed their appreciation through monologues, cards and posters during their assembly presentations while others had a march, encouraging others to grasp the essence of this important day. They also released balloons in hopes of spreading the message of respect, acknowledgement and appreciation into the sky with hopes of a harmonious tomorrow.


Sadaf Ali | Staff Correspondent TBT | North Nazimabad Primary-III November 6, 2014

Karachi: Global Dignity day was celebrated today at NNP-III on October 15. The whole school participated in events throughout the day. Students made head bands with the symbols of dignity, and also indulged in other forms of creative art work. A special assembly was held to thank the junior staff for their hard work, and children presented them with cards, chocolates and flowers to show their appreciation and respect.


Shaiba Rizwan | Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse Defence Campus November 6, 2014

Lahore: Global Dignity Day was celebrated at Beaconhouse Defence Campus, Lahore on October 15. In the morning assembly, the students presented two short plays based on the virtues of honesty, fairness and tolerance. The school paid tribute to two of its most selfless, honest and humble employees; the gate-keepers for their years of service and hard work. By early afternoon, posters and essays of students were displayed throughout the campus. After the exhibition, a casual tea and snacks party was hosted in honour of all the junior staff of Beaconhouse Defence Campus. The principal, Ms Lala Rukh Khan appreciated their efforts and praised them for their dedication.


Sahrish Hina | Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse Civil Lines Rawalpindi

November 6, 2014

Rawalpindi: Students celebrated the Global Dignity Day with enthusiasm on October 15. Different activities were carried out during the day.

The guests of honor were Mr Mansoor Rahi and Mrs Hajra Mansoor. Mr Mansoor Rahi shared his life achievements and memorable experiences.

A pleasing puppet show was presented with the theme of ‘respect for all’. The melodious music choir enhanced the performance and motivated the students to spread the message of dignity for all.


Slobina Xavier | TBT Staff Correspondent TBT | Campus BGKG1 November 6, 2014

Gujranwala: Global Dignity Day was celebrated on October 15 at BGKG1 to inculcate a sense of Dignity that is strengthened when we feel our rights and freedom are respected, and we live in a situation where we can make choices and take actions that enhance our self respect, integrity and humanity. Different activities were held at all the levels. Introduction to the event was given by the Headmistress and dignity stories were shared by the teachers. Students of Pre-nursery wore headbands and sashes with the Global Dignity logo. They also printed their palms on white cotton cloth. Students of Kindergarten made thank you cards for the junior staff and their kids. Students of Class I and II participated in a walk holding placards and Dignity Day banners and the students of Class III shared their views about Dignity Day with their fellows, wrote on a piece of paper and displayed it on a board.


Nazish Kanwal | Staff Correspondent TBT | Wah Cantt

November 6, 2014

Wah Cantt: Beaconhouse, Wah Cantt took an initiative to create and develop an understanding of dignity for all by celebrating the Global Dignity Day on October 15 2014. The whole school was decorated colourfully with banners, posters and flyers made by the students to promote ‘respect for all’ which exhibited the hard work of our creative students.

After the classroom activities, the students went to the assembly area. A pledge was taken to promote dignity for all. The Principal, Mrs Sabra Butt addressed the audience about the importance of dignity. The school’s junior staff was invited on the stage, and the principal presented them with a rose bud and a small gift hamper. The students talked about the importance of respect for all and highlighted the message to extend our courtesy and dignity to everyone regardless of caste, colour, age and creed and the importance of the work our junior staff does every day. The school choir sang a poem which touched the hearts of the audience. Students extended their heartfelt feelings in the form of writing while writing on the Dignity Wall.

Students performed different skits and all eyes were on the main stage watching the spectacular talent and ability of the children, which proved that they can work independently and confidently.

The day ended with the spirit in heart that to extend our respect to everyone around ourselves in the society.


Nasira Parveen | Staff Correspondent TBT | Palm Tree Campus Boys

November 5, 2014

Gujranwala: PTC Boys held events on October 16, 2014 in an effort to instill and inspire a new, more positive, inclusive and interconnected value proposition in students for their lives as they grow into adults. Headmaster Mr Ishtiaq personally participated vigorously to teach the student the spirit of dignity.


Mahwish Bashir | Staff Correspondent TBT | BKI I-8

November 5, 2014

Islamabad: The Global Dignity Day was celebrated by teachers and students BKI I-8 with enthusiasm on October 15, 2014. The purpose of celebrating this day was to highlight the fact that all human beings, poor or rich, are equal. The school organised a special assembly. Students presented role-plays, gave flowers as a token of love to the support staff and made posters and banners.


Hina Faisal | Staff Correspondent TBT | Clifton Campus

November 5, 2014

Karachi: Beaconhouse Clifton Campus celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 17, 2014. Students of Class II-A presented a role-play, Sharing the Planet. They used the IB learner profile attribute of “communicators” to give an important message that we should respect and share all available resources and take care of the planet.


Hafsa Siddiqui | Staff Correspondent TBT | Gulshan KG-III

November 5, 2014

Karachi: Beaconhouse Gulshan KG-III celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 15, 2014. The day started with a morning assembly presentation by Nursery students, followed by poster-making by KG and Class I. Nursery children made a dignity tree. The day ended with Pre-Nursery children giving cards to the support staff to appreciate their efforts.


Maria Hamid | Staff Correspondent TBT | Sargodha Main Campus

November 5, 2014

Sargodha: Believing that every human being has a right to live a dignified life, BSS Sargodha Main Branch celebrated Global Dignity Week starting October 20, 2014. The objective was to inculcate in students love and respect for each other. Class V students had a party just for the support staff while Class IV took care of Class I students during the break and gave them apples, chocolates and juices. Class II students celebrated Dignity Day by showing respect to birds. The made various posters and placed clay pots around the school filled with water for thirsty birds. Class I honoured their teachers by making cards for them and presenting them flowers.


Saima Ikram | Staff Correspondent TBT | BF Canal Campus

November 5, 2014

Faisalabad: The O Levels Boys Block at BF Canal Campus celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 15, 2014. The students formed the dignity symbol in the morning assembly. They paid tribute to the school's junior staff and delivered speeches and recited poems to highlight the importance of the day. The junior staff also shared their feelings on the day. A friendly match was held between the students and the junior staff.


Sumaira Zafar| Staff correspondent | NNP V

November 1, 2014

Karachi: Dignity Day was celebrated with great fervor on October 15 at NNP V. Students from different levels shared their views about being dignified and valuing the integrity of others through thought provoking tableaus and skits.

The school choir sang melodious songs and the support staff was called upon the stage and they were presented with cards which were considerately created by the students to appreciate their dedication and hard work.


Rao Ghulam Murtaza | Staff Correspondent TBT | Sahiwal Campus

November 1, 2014

Sahiwal: Global dignity day was celebrated at Sahiwal Campus on October 17. All the students, teachers, members of the administration and the junior staff took an active part in the activities. There were many informative activities carried out in school like making posters, speeches, organising a collective walk, serving the junior staff, carrying the Dignity logo, and displaying the posters.


Samina Naz| Staff Correspondent TBT | Steel Town Branch

November 1, 2014

Karachi: Global Dignity Day was celebrated at Steel Town Branch on October 15, 2014. Students spoke about global dignity and shared their thoughts in the morning assembly. They participated in different activities to show respect and regard for their fellow beings all over the world.

Children from Aghosh Special School were invited to visit Steel Town Campus to spend some time with Class IV and V students. A football match also was arranged for them and medals were awarded after the match. The students wrote stories about dignity and some of them shared their stories in the morning assembly. Kindergarten students made 'thank you' cards and presented them to the junior staff. Students participated in different activities in their classes and celebrated the moment with smiles.


Maryam Faiz Tiwana | Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse Liberty Campus

November 1, 2014

Lahore: BLL held a special assembly to celebrate Global Dignity Day on October 16, 2014. Head Girl Semal Farid addressed the audience emphasising the value of dignity. Later, to acknowledge the services of the support staff, Principal Mrs Humaira Mahmood, presented them with thank-you cards amid a loud applause by the students. It was a small gesture of appreciation but it made a lot of difference to those hardworking individuals without whom BLL family remains incomplete.

The middle school also organised a host of activities to inculcate a sense of dignity in the students. Urdu and English debates were held to motivate them to help bring a change by eliminating social inequality and injustice. The students enthusiastically participated in the debates and expressed their views on how the world could a made into better place.

A poster-making competition was also held to inspire the students to respect others regardless of their colour, creed or ethnic background. The students created exceptional art work displaying self-respect, freedom and power of dignity. The celebrations were successful with the coordination of the School Head, teachers and administration.


Saima Ikram | Staff Correspondent TBT | BF Canal Campus (Boys)

November 1, 2014

Faisalabad: Global Dignity Day was celebrated with enthusiasm by teachers and students of the Early Years at Beaconhouse Canal Campus Faisalabad. The day recognises the universal right of every individual to lead a dignified life. The purpose of the celebration was to highlight the fact that all the people, poor or rich, and all occupations and professions are due an equal amount of respect and have equal importance.

Classes I and II held a special assembly for this purpose, during which students presented a role play about people who are not rich but live lives worth respecting. Nursery and Kindergarten students designed posters and banners to highlight the importance of Dignity Day. They also presented gifts to the school’s support staff.


Ammara Ahmed | Staff Correspondent TBT | BSS Jhelum

November 1, 2014

Jhelum: An array of activities was planned for Global Dignity Day to highlight the significance of dignity in our lives. The day began with the students gathering together to form the symbol for Global Dignity. It signified the idea, ‘We are different, we are one’. Teachers also participated as they completed the symbol by adding the acronym GDD.

Students then went to the special assembly of the day, where after recitation from the Holy Quran, Dignity Ambassador Arooj Tauqir of XI-C addressed the audience highlighting the significance of the day. This was followed by the English Club presentation, which was a role play entitled ‘Seven Evils’. Its well-written script and delivery received much appreciation and applause. The Primary section Urdu Club presented a role play on the theme of valuing differences and respecting each other in a school setting. In the end, the students from the Early Years concluded the assembly on a musical note as they performed on a song.

A Skype session with BSS Kharian allowed students from both schools to exchange their ideas about Dignity Day. A story-writing competition had also been organised where students were asked to write a story based on the theme of dignity. The Art club held a canvas and shirt painting competition in which students from Class III to O Level participated actively. The theme for the art competition was Equality, Respecting Differences and Respecting Other’s Opinions. The students chose their own theme and painted the canvases and shirts that are on display in school.

Another interesting activity that was enjoyed by everyone was making hand impressions on a wall. A wall was selected on which students made colourful handprints. Finally, a community-building activity was conducted by HM Mr Kashif Hussain for A Levels students. The participants talked about their individual fears, and the purpose was to create a feeling of ease among peers and proud of who they are, even if they are different from one another. All in all it was a busy day at campus, where the message of dignity was reinforced throughout the day.


Huma Salim | Staff Correspondent TBT | BMTL Boys Branch

November 1, 2014

Lahore: Global Dignity Day was celebrated in BMTL Boys branch on October 15, 2014. Students participated in different activities to show respect and to recognise the rights of every human being to to lead a dignified life.

Students spoke about global dignity in the morning assembly and shared quotes by famous people on the importance of dignity. The entire student body and the teachers thanked each other loudly in unison thrice. The HM honoured the Junior Staff as each of them walked to the stage to receive the souvenirs from the school administration as thanks for their untiring care and support and to acknowledge their role as dignified members of the school.

Class V and VI students did a role-play in which they were famous leaders from the subcontinent, and shared their views on dignity. The students were given chocolates by the HM for being courageous enough to come up to the stage and share their personal definition of dignity. The council members led the way, holding banners adorned with pledges for dignity. All the students proudly waved the banner of pledges and sang ‘Heal the World’ by Michael Jackson. Students from different classes not only wrote their pledges of dignity on the Pledge Wall but also left vibrant hand impressions on it.


Saima Ikram | Staff Correspondent TBT | BF Canal Campus (Boys)

November 1, 2014

Faisalabad: To create awareness and share the significance of Global Dignity Day, a cricket match was arranged between the support staff and Class VIII students. The players from both teams gave tremendous performances. An assembly was held to further highlight the universal concept of human dignity and its links to equality of human beings whatever their race, religion or nationality. The support staff was presented with gifts and flowers by Class VII and VIII students. Principal Mr Abdul Haseeb also stressed the importance of dignity in our daily lives.


Rabia Minhas | Staff Correspondent TBT| BMTL, Girls Branch

November 1, 2014

Lahore: The students of BMTL celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 15 to inculcate a sense of self respect, honour and prestige in everyone. Special assemblies were carried out by the students from the Primary, Middle and Senior sections. Students performed role plays and presented souvenirs and gift packs to the junior staff to acknowledge their efforts. Students also worked on different banners and placards to spread the message. Dignity ambassadors were also nominated from the Primary and Middle sections to promote dignified behavior in students.


Zoya Ashraf Khan | Staff Correspondent TBT | Gulshan Primary-IV

November 1, 2014

Karachi: Students of Classes I, II and III celebrated Dignity Day at Gulshan Primary-IV on October 15, 2014. They did role-plays highlighting the importance of respecting everyone. Students of Class III also had a Skype session with Class III students of Gulshan Primary-V during which they exchanged their views on and what they had learned about dignity.


Zoya Ashraf Khan | Staff Correspondent TBT | Gulshan Primary-IV

November 1, 2014

Karachi: Students of Classes IV and V celebrated Dignity Day at Gulshan Primary-IV on October 15, 2014. They did a role-play and recited poems on bullying. All activities were held to show that dignity connected all of us together.


Muneeba Aqib | Staff Correspondent TBT | Canal Side Boys Campus

November 1, 2014

Lahore: The middle school students of BSS Canal Side Boys Campus celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 15 with immense enthusiasm. The students were involved in an array of activities that included a special assembly, poster-making competition, dignity walk, dignity tree, as well as intra-class poetry-, letter- and story-writing competitions. The day served to inspire a new, more positive, inclusive and interconnected attitude among students.


Kiran Imran | Staff Correspondent TBT | Valencia Town

November 1, 2014

Lahore: Beaconhouse Valencia Town Campus celebrated Dignity Day to promote the true essence of the word. Students acknowledged the work of the support staff in the assembly. During a ‘dignity walk’, students interviewed people they met to learn about their concept of dignity.

A visit to the SOS Village was arranged in which students from different classes observed and appreciated the day-to-day running of the organisation. They shared their experience in the following morning assembly and students collected donations for the organisation.


Rabia Arshad| Staff Correspondent TBT| BF Canal Campus

November 1, 2014

Faisalabad: Global Dignity Day was celebrated by BF Canal Campus students with great enthusiasm on October 29, 2014. The purpose of celebrating this day was to highlight the importance of every human being’s right to dignity. Students presented theatrical performances to educate and inspire their fellow students about what dignity means and how it affects their lives.


Saima Ikram | Staff Correspondent TBT | BF – Canal Campus (Middle Boys)

November 1, 2014

Faisalabad: To celebrate Global Dignity Day, a dignity match was organised between the students and the support staff of Primary Block Canal campus. It was an interesting match in which the students came out on top.The support staff showed great sportsmanship. At the end, trophies were presented to the winning and runners-up teams by Mr Abdul Zahoor Sajid, Senior Master of Middle Boys Block, Canal Campus.


Djoanah Lobiano | Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse St Paul, Cebu, Philippines

November 1, 2014

Cebu: Beaconhouse St Paul joined the worldwide observance of Global Dignity Day on October 15, 2014. A showcase of different cultures from around the world made the celebration colourful and meaningful. The role of technology in upholding dignity was emphasised by our esteemed speakers, Principal Elma Ma Bergado, Teacher Sandra Genova and our parent guest speaker Mr Fernando Bayangos. Ways in which technology can be used to create respect for others, for personal development and for peace, were emphasised. Students posted their messages about dignity on the dignity wall.


Maria Ameer | Staff Correspondent TBT | Latifabad Secondary

November 1, 2014

Hyderabad: On October 16, students of Latifabad Secondary celebrated Global Dignity Day. Students delivered speeches regarding the importance of Global Dignity Day. Different skits about arrogance and human values such as kindness and respect were acted out. Guest speaker, Dr Rafiuddin Siddiqui was welcomed in school who spoke about the importance of GDD.


Afshan Idrees | Staff Correspondent TBT |Palm Tree Gujranwala Campus

November 1, 2014

Gujranwala: Global dignity day was celebrated to create an understanding of dignity among the young students. Students from Pre-Nursery to Class I wore the symbol of Global Dignitary Day like a crown to show their involvement. They held colourful banners and performed in role plays based on giving value and dignity. The branch also arranged for refreshments for the school support staff.


Muneeba Aqib | Staff Correspondent TBT | Canal Side Boys Campus

November 1, 2014

Lahore: The Middle School mathematics department took the unique initiative of combining mathematics with Global Dignity Day celebrations during the week of October 15. The students were involved in online research to gather facts about underprivileged professions across the world and to show their findings in the form of different kinds of graphs. The students’ contributions can be seen on their blog: csbcgddnmath.wordpress.com.


Hafsa Durrani | Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse KG III PECHS

November 1, 2014

Karachi: Karachi: KGIII PECHS celebrated Global Dignity Day in which the students gave some spectacular performances along with wonderful speeches to highlight that everyone has equal rights and the freedom of expression. The junior staff of the school was also interviewed and were given a token of gratitude by the school management. A social worker Miss Musarrat Akram was also invited as the chief guest who gave very useful information to the students about the special day.


Poonam Khurshid |Staff Correspondent TBT| A-Level Campus, Multan

November 1, 2014

Multan: BSS A Level Multan has always promoted and celebrated Global Dignity Day with fervor. A guest speaker, Ms Salma from SOS Homes Multan, spoke about how being treated with dignity is something every human being yearns for, yet knowing how to honour and recognise it in ourselves and others does not come naturally.

Deputy Head Boy Muhammad Azan gave examples from his personal experience on the dignity of labour and acknowledged the contributions of our junior staff. Shaheer shared his views about the importance of celebrating Global Dignity Day. Writing stories about dignity from our everyday life that would be collected in a box was an activity proposed by Deputy Head Girl Aniqa Zaffar. A photography competition that reflects principles of dignity was held and the photographs were displayed on the school soft-board. Zain ul Abidin was announced the winner of the competition.

Headmistress Ms Saadia Yaqub’s talk gave a beautiful message about the value of dignity and the students made thought-provoking speeches to conclude the event.


Sarah Imam | Staff Correspondent TBT | SBGR

November 1, 2014

Rawalpindi: SBGR celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 15, 2014 in an effort to instill the values of dignity and compassion and to enable students to identify examples of how to treat people with dignity. The focus of the day was to inspire respect, self-esteem and tolerance, as well as to promote the idea that every human being has the universal right to lead a dignified life. The vision was delivered through various activities that took place throughout the day.

To engage students in a creative exercise using their imaginations, and to support their creativity and innovative ideas expressed through art and IT, various activities based on the theme of Global Dignity were arranged. These included a T-shirt Designing Competition, Story-writing for Class VIII, Leaflet-making for Class VII and Writing Pledges for Class VI. A special morning assembly presentation was also organised, in which students of Class VII presented a skit in memory of Pakistan’s young hero, Aitazaz Hassan Bangash‚ who gave his life to save others.

Students of SBGR honour and recognise the services and dedication of the school support staff and showed their appreciation by preparing lunch boxes with their own pocket money. Deputy Heads Fiza Kazmi and Ahmad Tashfeen presented the lunch boxes to all the members of the support staff. The programme also included a skit by the Urdu Department, poetry recitation and a speech.


Nausheen Waqar | Staff Correspondent TBT | Primary Branch, Satellite Town (BSTR)

November 1, 2014

Rawalpindi: Global Dignity Day is celebrated every year on the third Wednesday of the month of October. BSTR celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 15. The event started with the Headmistress’ address narrating the importance and principles of Global Dignity Day. Students of Class V delivered speeches and recited poems on the usefulness of this glorious day. Colourful banners depicting quotes on dignity were also displayed by the students. Students of Class IV showed their gratitude by arranging tea along with refreshments for the junior staff of the school. A splendidly colourful dignity wall was designed by the Art teachers where students of Class III, IV and V displayed the cards they made and photographs taken. The youngsters of Class II embraced the event by exhibiting role plays and giving away sweets and chocolates to the junior staff. Students of Class I showed respect and affection by making colorful heart shaped cards and rose buds for the junior staff.


Amina Meraj| Staff Correspondent TBT| Margalla Campus, Boys Branch

November 1, 2014

Islamabad: To celebrate Global Dignity Day on October 15, a special assembly was conducted with combined efforts of all the students who worked together to express their feelings of how to respect others if they wish to be respected themselves.

Students presented motivating speeches and role plays. In an incredible display of humbleness, students and teachers came together to hand out roses to the junior staff to appreciate all that they do for us. Later, an art competition was held for the students who wished to express themselves through art. Students participated with great zeal and displayed stunning works of art. It was motivating to see everyone with such a positive attitude towards respecting each other and celebrating the day with fortitude.


Shahzad Afzal │Staff Correspondent TBT │ Officers’ Colony Campus, Multan

November 1, 2014

One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalised and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered. (Michael J. Fox)

To establish and recognise the right of every human being to lead a dignified life, the third Wednesday of October is celebrated as Global Dignity Day across the world. The purpose is to educate and inspire children and youth in particular, about the concept and importance of human dignity. Every human being regardless of race, religion, culture or social background has the right to his or her dignity.

Multan: Global Dignity Day was celebrated at Beaconhouse Officers’ Colony Campus, Multan to share views about the true concept of dignity. A special morning was held where students made speeches and shared their thoughts on how to acquire, maintain and uphold dignity. Students put up a superb role play on bullying and how it affects others’ dignity. Junior staff members were also called on stage and thanked for their services and support. A few parents attended the special assembly and shared their life experiences related to dignity. The students wrote messages and pledges and placed them on the school gate for others to read.


Zill-e- Zahra | Staff Correspondent TBT |BSS Abbottabad - Senior School

November 1, 2014

Abbottabad: Global Dignity Day 2014 was celebrated enthusiastically in BSS Abbottabad on October 15, 2014. The main highlight of the programme was the event organised in collaboration with the Kingston School of Inclusive Education, which provides quality education to special children. Middle and secondary school students conveyed the message of dignity through role plays, speeches, poems and songs. Akbar Allahabadi’s poetic masterpiece, ‘Aadmi Nama’, was dramatised by Class VI students. Students from other classes also made heartening performances.

One of the most inspiring elements was when the students showed their gratitude for the services of the school support staff.

Students from Kingston School participated actively in the event and added to the message of the day, which was dignity for all. Hearing-impaired children displayed the amazing skill of drawing with two hands simultaneously. Ayesha, another student, moved the audience with her inspirational poetry. This was followed by an energetic dance performance. Students of BSSA were overwhelmed and expressed their views on how they can work with special children.

The School Head concluded the programme with an inspirational speech and thanked the visitors from Kingston School.


Madeeha Asif and Masooma Hammad | Staff Correspondents TBT | Upper Mall Primary

November 1, 2014

Lahore: Beaconhouse Upper Mall Primary celebrated Global Dignity Day to emphasise the universal right of every human being to lead a dignified life. In light of this theme, the day began by commending and encouraging good practices among the students. A special assembly was held for this purpose. Students made posters, cards, performed role plays and organised a walk to highlight the principles of dignity.


Farasat Ilyas | Staff Correspondent TBT | BSTR-G

November 1, 2014

Rawalpindi: Dignity Day was celebrated at BSTR-G with much fervor on October 15, 2014. Students eagerly participated in various activities trying to deliver the message that everyone should be respected and valued. Class VI students recited poems they had written on the topic. Class VII students shared short stories on the topic based on their personal experiences. Class IX-C designed a ‘Dignity Tree’. The school security guards were interviewed and their honest responses really touched everybody’s hearts. At the end, the headmistress thanked the parents who took time out to be a part of the celebrations and she stressed upon the need to spread the message of dignity among the masses and play one’s role in the betterment of the society.


Saman Aref | Staff Correspondent TBT | 17-G Model Town

November 1, 2014

Lahore: Dignity Day was celebrated all over the world on October 15, 2014. BSS 17-G Model Town dedicated four days to celebrating dignity, from October 13 to October 16, 2014.
Various activities were conducted during morning assemblies and in the classes. Students spoke about dignity and its importance in everyone’s life, sang songs and made cards for the junior staff. An inter-section poster-making competition was also held for Classes I and II. Winners were awarded prizes in the morning assembly on October 16, 2014. All posters and cards were displayed on the dignity wall in the branch.
A few parents volunteered to come to school and share their views on Dignity Day. The junior staff of the branch was called on the stage and their hard work and efforts were appreciated by the HM. They were given flowers as a token of appreciation.




Tahura Shoaib | Staff Correspondent TBT | NNP-VI

November 1, 2014

Karachi: Dignity Day celebrations were held at BSS North Nazimabad Primary-VI on October 15, 2014. Students made speeches about respecting others. Ms Saba Ghazali was invited to speak to the students. Despite being blind by birth, she has never considered herself less privileged. She did her Masters from KU for which she was awarded a gold medal. Currently, Ms Ghazali is enrolled in an M Phil programme. She has also appeared for her CSS exams. She is also a very good piano player as well as a singer. Her husband Mr Ghazali is her greatest support. Students asked Ms Ghazali questions about difficulties she had to face in life.




Firyal Shah | Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse Educational Complex

November 1, 2014

Rawalpindi: Beaconhouse Educational Complex celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 15, 2015. Class XI students took part in a declamation contest. Students of Class X took part in an essay writing competing while Class IX students participated in an art competition. The students, staff, and the administration acknowledged the efforts of the junior staff with gifts.




Sarwat Afshan Aamir | Staff correspondent TBT | Satellite Town Kindergarten Rawalpindi

November 1, 2014

Rawalpindi: Global Dignity Day was celebrated by the staff and students of BSTR-K with full zeal and zest on October 16, 2014. Students made speeches to signify the importance of the day. They also presented role-plays. KG students presented hand-made crowns to the domestic staff.




Shumaila Qureshi | Staff Correspondent TBT | BMI

November 1, 2014

Islamabad: BMI-G celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 15, 2014. BMI Principal Mr Asif Butt was the chief guest and the school’s IB head, Ms Bushra Jamal was also present.
The ceremony started with the recitation of the Holy Quran. Class XI presented a role-play. Later, Wuska, Naqsh and Malaika sang a song based on the theme of dignity. Class X presented a mime, directed by the Dramatic Society. Cards prepared by Class IX students, were distributed among the junior staff by the principal. Later, Mr Zulfiqar Naseer, the office boy to the headmistress, also expressed his views on the topic and thanked the student. Classes VI, VII and VIII arranged a walk in the school and held posters and placards made especially for the day.




Akifa Ijaz | Staff Correspondent TBT | BSS Walton Campus Upper Primary

November 1, 2014

Lahore: Global Dignity Day was held at Walton Campus Upper Primary on October 15, 2014. Class IV students conducted a morning assembly to salute the untiring efforts of the support staff. They presented gifts to the staff members as part of a curriculum activity under the topic ‘Social Awareness’. They also interviewed the support staff to know more about the hardships faced by them and to acknowledge their toil. The most experienced school support members spoke about their experiences with BSS Walton Campus.

Class V performed a thought-provoking role-play portraying the callous way people treat their servants. Another social issue highlighted in this role-play was the neglect grandparents face these days. The students also arranged a party for the support staff.

Class V students also visited Qurbaan School where they met other students and realised the importance of having a blessed and privileged life and education. Lastly, an art competition was held on the topic ‘Child Labour’ in which students made posters and painted pebbles. They were also shown videos on Global Dignity Day, acknowledging the right of every human being to lead a respectable life.




Asifa Fawad | Staff Correspondent TBT | BSS GKG-II

November 1, 2014

Karachi: The students of GKG-II celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 15, 2014. They performed role-plays on sensitive issues like child labour, equality and respect for elders while Pre-Nursery students sang dignity-related songs. Students held placards and wore headbands with different messages written on them. They expressed their gratitude for the junior staff by presenting them colourful handmade cards.




Fozia Amir | Staff Correspondent TBT | Primary Branch Peshawar Road

November 1, 2014

Rawalpindi: Global Dignity Day was celebrated at Primary Branch Peshawar Road on October 15, 2014 with a focus to help students understand the idea that every human being has the universal right to lead a dignified life.

The day began with an assembly which was attended by all the students. Students participated whole heartedly by displaying tools of dignity, colourful posters and photographs depicting dignity of labour. This was followed by reading of articles written by the students about the importance of Global Dignity Day. In the end, Headmistress Mrs Rizwana Jaffery addressed the students and reiterated the importance of the day.




Hina Aftab | Staff Correspondent TBT | BSS Gulshan Primary Campus

November 1, 2014

Karachi: Global Dignity Day was celebrated by the students of Gulshan Primary Campus on October 15, 2014. Students of all classes participated and shared their thoughts and feelings in the form of songs, skits and performances.

Class VI made a wall white and covered it with their thoughts on dignity. The support staff of GPC was appreciated by all students and faculty.




Bilal Sarwar | Staff Correspondent TBT | Latifabad Primary I

November 1, 2014

Hyderabad: The students of Latifabad Primary I celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 15, 2014. They presented a role-play and sang songs on the theme, dignity. Guest speaker Mr Sarwan Baloch, who works at an NGO, shared his experiences with the students. Later, they went for an awareness walk holding placards.




Fouzia Abrar | Staff Correspondent | NNP-I

November 1, 2014

Karachi: The purpose of celebrating Global Dignity Day is to acknowledge the universal right of every human being of having to lead a dignified life. On October 15, 2014, North Nazimabad Primary-I celebrated Global Dignity Day with great zeal to spread awareness about the importance of the day with the students. The day started with the morning assembly presentation in which students performed on English role-play to highlight the importance of dignity. Class II students watched a video on the topic, Life is Very beautiful, which helped them understand self-respect and dignity. Students from all classes created badges, posters, and headbands. They also designed cards to appreciate junior staff for their support. Students from class VI went to different classes and presented a short skit on dignity. At the end of the day, the students’ work was displayed on the ‘Dignity Wall’.




Hafsa Siddiqui | Staff Correspondent TBT | Gulshan KG III

October 28, 2014

Karachi: Beaconhouse Gulshan KG III celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 15, 2014. The day started with morning assembly by Nursery students followed by poster-making by KG and Class I students. Nursery children made a dignity tree with related words written on the leaves. The day ended with Pre-nursery children giving cards to the junior staff to show their appreciation of their work.




Shehla Nawaz | Staff Correspondent TBT | Jubilee Campus

October 28, 2014

Karachi: Global Dignity Day was celebrated at Beaconhouse Jubilee Campus on October 15 with great fervour. Students from Primary, Middle and Senior School performed skits, made speeches and recited poetry in the assembly to highlight the importance of dignity. The school’s domestic staff was invited on stage as guests. They were given certificates and gift packages that all the students had contributed to. The Art department, under the supervision of Ms Amna Mirza and Ms Sadaf made Dignity Day badges, which were distributed amongst the staff of the school. The Principal Ms Shireen Karamally concluded the programme with a short speech.


Qasim Riaz | Staff Correspondent TBT | Jubilee Campus O-Levels

October 28, 2014

Karachi: The Dignity Day was celebrated by the students on October 15, 2014. The virtues of fairness, justice, equality and altruism were highlighted through different role plays by the senior, middle and primary sections. The right of dignity for everyone was served when the students thanked the support staff by giving presents, certificates, badges and flowers to express their gratitude.


Sadia Rashid | Staff Correspondent TBT | BSS Primary

October 28, 2014

Sheikhupura: BSS Primary, Sheikhupura celebrated Global Dignity Day on October 14 with the aim of educating and inspiring children about the concept of human dignity. The students shared simple messages related to the concept by making posters and drawings on the day.

A special morning assembly was conducted, in which Kindergarten students and students of Class I spread the message of the universal right to live a dignified life. Some teachers, the school coordinator and the branch Head also shared their views to inspire and educate the audience. A speech competition was also held for Class II.

In Early Years, the joining hands activity was carried out by the young students. They showed their extreme love for equality through hand painting with different backgrounds.

A banner was also displayed to inform students that a person’s value does not lie in owning more things, but in his ability to embrace the concepts of humility and equality.


Farheen Khalid | Staff Correspondent TBT | North Nazimabad Primary – IV

October 28, 2014

Karachi: Students of Beaconhouse North Nazimabad Primary-IV celebrated the Global Dignity Day on October 15 2014. The students shared simple messages, quotes, poems, pledges and speeches related to the concept by making posters and drawings.

Class V students also had a Skype session with students of Government Primary School, J.F. Panthakay, and they shared information about acts of kindness carried out by them, and learnt from each other’s experiences. They also had a healthy discussion about how to maintain dignity in their lives, the problems faced in their areas related to self-respect, as well as taking steps to create a nation that lives with respect, love and care for their countrymen.

A special guest, Mr Sultan Mughal (General Manager) Pepsi Cola Company, Karachi, Parent of Shaheer Mughal, Class IV-A, was invited as our guest of honor to the branch. By the end of the session, the winners of the elocution round were announced. In addition, the students showed their gratitude to the support staff by helping them out in their tasks during the day and also handed little gifts, badges and cards with short testimonials of appreciation.


Syed Irtaza Ali | Student Correspondent | BSS Garden Town

October 28, 2014

Lahore: Beaconhouse Garden Town celebrated the 7th Annual Global Dignity Day on October 15. Students of the primary, middle and senior sections actively participated in the assembly to recognise the rights of every human being to live a dignified life.

An art competition was also held in the senior section, in which students creatively depicted the colours and soul of this day through their paintings.

Students also took part in an interactive session with the junior staff of the school to pay tribute to them where the staff shared their experiences from their past.

Later, Jawad Rasheed and Mustafa Azhar of Class XI-C-Silver recited touching poems in English and Urdu, emphasising the need of equality and peaceful coexistence.


Akifa Ijaz | Staff Correspondent TBT | Upper Primary, Walton Campus

October 28, 2014

Lahore: Global Dignity Day was organised at Upper Primary Beaconhouse Walton Campus on October 15 to inculcate good values among students and to share with them the principles of dignity.

Class IV students from Upper Primary conducted a morning assembly to salute the untiring efforts of the support staff. They presented gifts and food items to the staff members as part of a curriculum activity titled social awareness. They also interviewed the support staff in order to know more about the hardships faced by them and to acknowledge their toil. Class V students performed a thought-provoking role play portraying the callous way people treat their servants. Another social issue highlighted in this role play was the neglect grandparents’ face in one’s society. The students also arranged a party for the support staff by bringing eatables, paper plates and glasses from their homes.

Class V students also visited Qurbaan School, where they met other students and realized the importance of having a blessed and privileged life and education. Lastly, an art competition was held on the topic child labour, in which students made posters and painted pebbles.


Lily Pok | Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse Pre-school, Subang Jaya, Malaysia

October 28, 2014

Subang Jaya: As part of the Global Dignity educational project, students of Beaconhouse Subang participated in the community project –‘Yes, we care’.

The primary objective was to promote and create positive values and awareness among our children on how to help the less fortunate in our community.

Teaching our children about sharing and giving is a valuable lesson. This was a great opportunity for our children to learn at an early age to be considerate of others and to show compassion.

Our children contributed goodies such as Milo, cereal, rice and biscuits generously and also prepared encouraging messages to the less fortunate from their little hearts.


Slobina Xavier| Staff Correspondent TBT | Campus BGKG1

October 28, 2014

Gujranwala: Global Dignity Day was celebrated on October 15 at BGKG1 to inculcate a sense of dignity. Different activities were held at all levels. An introduction to the day and what it represents was given by the Headmistress, and stories about dignity were shared by the teachers. Students of pre-nursery wore headbands and sashes imprinted with the dignity logo, while those of nursery printed their palms on white cotton cloth. Students of Kindergarten made thank you cards for the support staff and their kids. Students of Class I and II participated in a walk holding placards and Dignity Day banners.


Fizza Tariq | Staff Correspondent TBT | Wapda Town Campus (Junior Section)

October 28, 2014

Gujranwala: To celebrate Global Dignity Day, students from an under-privileged school were invited to the school on October 15. Students of Class V assisted the students of younger classes in card making. They used water colours, colour pencils and crayons to make cards. Later, students of Class V talked to the students of the guest school at great length, swapping stories and sharing experiences.


Fizza Tariq | Staff Correspondent TBT |Wapda Town Campus (Senior Section) October 28, 2014

Gujranwala: Students of IXC & XC visited a slum area near Awan Chock on October 15. The people of this area live in extremely poor conditions. The students shared ideas about how the people could live a healthy life and make the area a better place. It was a very novel experience for our students as they shared their views by writing them and displaying them on the dignity wall alongside the pictures of Dignity Day.


Amber Nasir | Staff Correspondent TBT | Walton Campus

October 28, 2014

Lahore: The teachers, students, parents and support staff were fully involved in a variety of activities related to the Dignity Day on October 15.

Class I arranged a snack party for the support staff at school. They presented them with badges and cards which was a mark of their respect and appreciation for the support staff.

Class II made colorful posters and appreciation cards for the entire support staff. They wrote touching testimonials, in which they expressed their gratitude and respect for them.

The students of Class III organised an awareness walk for the celebration of Dignity Day, in which they conveyed their message that they are thankful for everyone’s efforts and hard work.

The students of Lower Primary brought old clothes, old shoes and old toys and books to donate to Abroo; an NGO. Employees of the NGO came over to the school and received a number of cartons for the children studying in their schools.

The students of Class III also made flowers and presented them to the hawkers and people working outside on the roads.


Attika Malik |Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse PWD

October 28, 2014

Islamabad: The Global Dignity Day was observed on October 15 to explore the values that should bind us together and to spread the message that dignity and rights are universal. The celebration began with the morning assembly, where students performed a role-play and presented a tableau. The celebration encompassed various activities including a poster making competition .The school celebrated this day with great vigour and enthusiasm.


Tahira Kulsoom | Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse Askari X

October 28, 2014

Lahore: The commemoration of Global Dignity Day on October 15 began with an assembly presentation of the primary students voicing their views on the issue. The festivities included role plays that aimed at exploring the essence of dignity, story sharing about Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and Abdul Sattar Edhi and songs of peace and harmony. The role play by Class II students was an eye-opener, as the students delivered the message of empathy and respect through real situations on stage.

Early Years students enjoyed a puppet show based on “The Ugly Duckling”, carrying the message that everybody deserves respect and dignity, irrespective of their differences. The same idea was introduced to Pre-Nursery through an interactive story titled “It’s Okay to be Different”.


Umbreen Qureshi | Staff Correspondent TBT | Boys Branch, Multan

October 28, 2014

Multan: The Global Dignity Day is observed around the world on October 20. A walk was organised on October 15 to advocate and strengthen the idea that every human being is unique and must enjoy their life with dignity. The students participated in the walk, holding banners depicting messages to establish and strengthen the concept of Global Dignity Day. The support staff was given gift hampers as a gesture of a positive and inclusive sense of value and dignity.


Ayesha Saeed | Staff Correspondent TBT | JTC Girls’ Primary

October 23, 2014

Lahore: Global Dignity Day was celebrated at JTC Girls’ Primary on October 15, 2014. It was an initiative to educate, inspire and help students understand their self-worth and goals. The mission of ‘global dignity’ is to implement the universal rights of every individual.

Two guests were invited to hold a talk with the students about dignity to instill a new sense of value in them that would guide them as they grow. The facilitators started by telling their own stories about dignity. Then, the children were asked to define dignity in their own words and make pledges for the day. Global Dignity Day thus served as a benchmark for the students to measure their success and as a reminder of what was truly important in life.

The school choir sang a beautiful song and the students went on a dignity walk wearing headgears, wristbands, badges and holding banners.




Ayesha Maniya | Staff Correspondent TBT | Primary PECHS Campus

October 23, 2014

Karachi: World Dignity Day was celebrated on October 15, 2014 in Primary PECHS Campus. Class V students formed the Global Dignity symbol, wrote their pledges regarding dignity on a maple leaf and decorated the dignity garden. Class VI drafted letters to their future selves about action they would take to promote dignity in school, home and in their lives. They plan to review these letters after three months to see if they have achieved what they stated.

Students of IV, V and VI also performed on role plays demonstrating a dignified life and issues faced by many people around the globe. They prepared talk shows, speeches, songs and skits with much enthusiasm. Ms Irum Ali – Principal of PECHS Campus and Ms. Ismat OF SGO 3.


Tayyeba Khan | Staff Correspondent TBT | Garden Town Campus

October 23, 2014

Lahore: The Primary section of Beaconhouse Garden Town Campus celebrated Global Dignity Day enthusiastically by planning multiple interactive and innovative activities. A tea party for the junior staff, hand printing, and forming a human dignity chain were all part of the proceedings on October 14. A play on Allama Iqbal's poem Hamdardi was presented in the morning assembly on October 15, emphasising the importance of believing in the ideals of empathy and assistance for each other. A football match with students of Jeevan Haana Trust School, was arranged, an annual tradition. Students of the partner school were given specialised coaching for a week.

A ‘Digni-Tree’ was made, which was a colourful tree with short notes by students of Class III expressing their ideas of dignity. Students of BGTL and Jeevan Hana had a discussion forum in the school library. The activity provided an opportunity to the students and teachers of the two schools mingle together and talk about their views regarding self-respect, dignity and self-discipline. Lastly, students of Class V conducted an interview session with Mr Jabbar Gul, who rang the first bell of BSS, under the inspiring leadership of Mrs Nasreen Mahmood Kasuri, 30 years ago. Students loved interacting with the guest and asked questions making him relate his life experiences.

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