NAFL's Constitution of Kindness 2021-22
A historic moment unfolded at NAFL during the 73rd Republic Day Special Assembly celebrations. We shared our brand new anti-bullying charter that we had begun work on from the Summer of 2021. Summer projects involving our students of Upper Primary and Middle School led to the investigation of UN Convention of Child Rights, the Right to Education, Child Rights in India versus the World. When they returned to school in June 2021, students voted the Rights they liked the best. The final top 8 Rights were then ratified by the Student Council Leaders to govern the physical, mental, emotional, and academic needs of Team NAFL on campus. The class project findings were showcased at the assembly, and how it led to the framing of the Kindness Mandate at NAFL.
At a Special Assembly on 26 January 2022, our Vice Chairperson, Dr. Bindu Hari, and Associate Director, Ms. Josheta Hari, released NAFL's Constitution of Kindness to the school and shared their warm appreciation of the unique effort. “It’s a wonderful, wonderful initiative! Let me congratulate you for being the first school that I know that has actually created a Constitution of Kindness. What a wonderful effort! It gives the direction in which we want the community to move in and safeguard the ongoing effort to protect the school’s caring culture!” said Dr. Bindu Hari.
In her Guest of Honour Address, Ms. Josheta Hari elaborated on scientific studies and the co-relation between intelligence and kindness. “Happiness, Compassion and Kindness can be learned as skills just as one learns a musical instrument or a sport. So, if someone practises kindness, they will get better at it. Being a kind person leads to a richer and fuller life and also keeps the brain healthier. NAFL’s Constitution of Kindness is a way of getting students to be more kind and think deeply of the consequences of their actions. I look forward to hearing more about how this is taken forward in the school!” she applauded.