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School assembly (21 May 2024): Thought for the Day, news headlines and anchoring script

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In the dynamic landscape of current events, our news headlines offer glimpses into the broader scope of global affairs, providing both information and motivation. Supporting these headlines is our profound ‘Thought for the Day,’ a source of wisdom that fosters introspection and guides our personal and collective development.

Here are some important headlines for your 21st May morning assembly. News from national, international, and sports have been covered in this article, so there’s no need to worry about last-minute news gathering.

Thought for the Day in English for school assembly with meaning

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Meaning: This quote encourages personal responsibility and proactive behavior. It suggests that instead of waiting for others to make changes, we should take the initiative to embody the change we desire. By setting an example through our actions and attitudes, we can inspire and influence others to follow suit, creating a ripple effect of positive transformation in the world around us.

School assembly news headlines

Today’s National news headlines in English for school assembly

  1. The Indian government announces state mourning on May 21 as a mark of respect for Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash. The National flag will be flown at half-mast all over India and there will be no official entertainment during state mourning, said an official.
  2. The Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad has arrested four “terrorists” of the Islamic State from the Sardar Vallabhai Patel airport in Ahmedabad. The ATS, in a brief note, said the four accused were Sri Lankan citizens and terrorists of the Islamic State.
  3. PM Narendra Modi condemns attack on Ramakrishna Mission ashram in Jalpaiguri, says TMC let loose reign of terror on monks to appease vote bank politics.
  4. The Aam Aadmi Party accuses the BJP of being behind the anti-Arvind Kejriwal graffiti that were found scribbled inside metro trains in Delhi.

Today’s Sports news headlines in English for school assembly

  1. IPL broadcaster Star Sports denies airing Rohit Sharma’s private conversation amidst privacy breach allegations.
  2. National Rifle Association of India implements strict rules and enforces media blackouts for Paris Olympic-bound shooters.
  3. Manu Bhaker wins the women’s 10m air pistol trial 4, emerges most successful shooter in Olympic Selection Trials (OST) Rifle/Pistol.
  4. India’s top doubles player Rohan Bopanna to pick either N Sriram Balaji or Yuki Bhambri as his partner for the Paris Olympics.
  5. Massimo Costantini returns to India for the third term as National Table Tennis coach and aims to elevate the team to China and Japan levels.

Today’s International news headlines in English for school assembly

  1. Tragic helicopter crash claims lives of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, foreign minister and officials in northwestern region. Iran’s first Vice President Mohammad Mokhber has been appointed as acting president of the Islamic Republic.
  2. Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ wins a vote of confidence in Parliament, allowing him to lead a coalition government in the Himalayan nation.
  3. China condemns Taiwan’s President Lai Ching-te for asserting sovereignty, saying that he has sent “a dangerous signal” of seeking “Taiwan independence”.
  4. London court grants WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange right to appeal US extradition for espionage charges, extending legal battle.
  5. ICC chief prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for Israeli PM Netanyahu and Hamas leaders over seven-month war actions.

Anchoring for school assembly

Anchor 1 (A1): Good morning, respected Principal, teachers, and my dear friends. I am [Name] from [Class], and I will be your host for today’s assembly.

Anchor 2 (A2): And I am [Name] from [Class]. Let us begin today’s assembly with a prayer. I request everyone to join their hands and close their eyes for the prayer.

(Prayer Song/Recitation)

A1: Thank you. Now, to enlighten our minds and inspire us for the day ahead, we have the thought for the day. I invite [Name] from [Class] to share the thought of the day.

Thought for the day with meaning

A2: Thank you, [Name], for that inspiring thought. Now, let’s get updated with the latest happenings around the world. I invite [Name] from [Class] to present today’s news headlines.

News Headlines


1. National News:
– [Latest national news headline]

2. International News:
– [Latest international news headline]

3. Sports News:
– [Latest sports news headline]

4. Weather Report:
– [Brief weather update]

A1:Thank you, [Name], for the news update. It’s important to stay informed about the world around us.

A2:Indeed. Now, we move on to a special segment where we acknowledge the achievements of our fellow students. [Highlight any recent achievements or awards won by students.]

A1: Congratulations to all the achievers! We are proud of you. Keep up the great work and continue to strive for excellence.

A2:Before we conclude today’s assembly, let’s take a moment to remind ourselves of the importance of discipline and respect in our daily lives. As students of [School Name], let us always uphold our school’s values and strive to be the best versions of ourselves.

A1:Thank you, everyone, for your attention. This concludes our assembly for today. Have a wonderful day ahead.

A2: Please proceed to your classes in an orderly manner. Thank you!

Use these news headlines to deliver in your 21st May school assembly and to inform and inspire your students about current events happening around the world. By exploring these headlines, we can transform the school assembly into an interactive experience.

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