Hon. S. Thakur– Rajbansi thanked the school management teams, school– governing body members, motivate to inspire team, learners and most important, the educators for hosting the parents appreciation day.
Hailing the Chatsworth community for iconic people who lead in their fields of work, she said that this was due to the parents. We have many wise saints, one such is Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore who said, “Every child comes with a message that God is not yet discouraged of man”. This is very true since children represent hope, the future and possible human salvation. Therefore, the learners and teachers who are part of “Motivate to Inspire, Inspire to Motivate” are living proof that “A child is God’s opinion that the world should go on”.
She explained that Hindu parents celebrate ‘Janamasti’ the birth of divine gods and on Christmas Day, Christians celebrate baby Jesus whilst Muslims celebrate the birth of the prophet. Similarly, all parents add value to every generation in a family. Therefore, schools are intuitions of teaching and learning. Schools open their doors to culture and the parents add cultural, religious and social values to the schooling system by investing time and money in the children.
She especially thanked grandparents and dads present because it is through their responsibility to provide the children to be born and the mother with the environment of peace, calm, love and care that societies prosper. Children remember live in the ‘now’, they are free from anxieties of the past or future, therefore they demand their parent’s attention. Therefore, the appreciation day was for children to thank their parents for making them feel wanted and ensuring that their needs of health and education are met. These are the basics every child needs, she said.
Hon. Shameen Thakur– Rajbansi
Leader of the Minority Front
MPL– KZN Legislature