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School assembly on 20 April 2024: Thought for the Day, news headlines and more

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School assembly news headlines, thought for the day: Students, get ready for the 20th April school assembly! Here are the latest national, international, and sports news headlines and Thought for the Day.

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New Delhi: School assembly is a continuous routine followed by all schools since ages. It is a time when the entire school community assembles at an appropriate place to affirm school’s identity and aspirations. It is the best forum to inspire and motivate students. It serves as a platform to develop self confidence, acquiring knowledge and information, creativity and a esthetic sense among students. The school assemblies are conducted to bring students together, share information, celebrate achievements, and foster a sense of community. These gatherings inform and educate students about important events going on in and around the world that should not be missed.

Here are some important headlines for your April 20th 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 for school assembly

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Pledge for school assembly

  • We pupils of/ School name/ pledge and promise that we will obey all rules and school’s law, study hard, mind the command of religious practices, perform good morals, respect teachers,  parents and older people and keep the good name of ourselves school and community.

Word of the Day for school assembly

  • Tortuous – Full of twists, turns, or bends; twisting, winding, or crooked.

Speech for school assembly

  1. Namaste and good morning everyone! Respected Principal, esteemed teachers, and my dear fellow students. Today, I want to talk about a value deeply ingrained in Indian culture – respect for elders. Our elders, like the banyan tree offering shade, have lived longer and hold a wealth of experience. By respecting them, we not just acknowledge their wisdom but also learn valuable life lessons. Let’s greet our elders with a kind “Namaste” and offer them a helping hand whenever possible. Remember, respect is a two-way street, and the more we give, the more we receive.
  2. A warm welcome to our esteemed Principal, respected teachers, and my vibrant classmates. India’s beauty lies in its rich diversity, much like a beautiful Rangoli with its intricate patterns. We come from different backgrounds, speak various languages, and celebrate unique festivals. But these differences are our strengths, not weaknesses. Let’s embrace this diversity with open arms and learn from each other’s cultures. In this spirit, today’s assembly showcases our unity. We will witness a cultural presentation featuring dances and songs from different regions of India. Let’s celebrate the richness of our nation and remember, “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” – the world is our family.
  3. Namaste and good morning everyone! To our respected Principal, esteemed teachers, and my curious fellow students. Today, I want to talk about the magic of reading. Books, like a treasure chest, hold endless knowledge and adventures. By reading, we travel to new worlds, learn about different cultures, and expand our vocabulary. It’s like planting a seed of knowledge that grows with every book we finish. Let’s dedicate some time each day to reading. Our school library offers a vast collection of books, waiting to be explored. Remember, the more you read, the more you learn and the more your imagination soars. Let’s make reading a lifelong habit and unlock the treasures within books!

School assembly news headlines

National news for school assembly

  1. Phase one of Lok Sabha polls sees nearly 64 per cent voter turnout, Election Commission reports. The figure is tentative. Polls spanned 102 constituencies across 21 states and Union Territories.
  2. India successfully delivers the initial shipment of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines. This move underscores the deepening military cooperation between the two nations, particularly in light of China’s escalating military activities in the South China Sea.
  3. Union Home Minister Amit Shah says that the Narendra Modi government stands firm on preserving the reservation policy, vowing not to alter it. Additionally, Shah emphasises the government’s commitment to combatting Naxalism.
  4. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accuses the Enforcement Directorate of politicising his diet choices. While defending his food intake, the Delhi CM states that it aligns with his doctor’s prescribed diet chart. Kejriwal further requests insulin administration in jail as per his medical needs.
  5. Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari highlights a significant shift in war fighting dynamics. He notes that the traditional boundaries between land, sea, air, cyber, and space domains are blurring, signalling a paradigm shift in military strategies and operations.
  6. Six months following India’s handover of the G20 leadership to Brazil, ambassadors from Italy and Indonesia praise New Delhi’s presidency for prioritising Africa and the Global South in the international agenda.

International news

  1. The Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers issue a stern warning of impending sanctions against Iran. This comes in response to Iran’s recent drone and missile attack on Israel. The G7 emphasises the importance of de-escalation and urges both Iran and Israel to exercise restraint to prevent further conflict.
  2. In a related development, Italy’s Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani says that during the Group of Seven foreign ministers’ meeting on Friday, the United States revealed about receiving “last-minute” intelligence from Israel regarding a drone operation in Iran.
  3. Ukraine’s air force reports the downing of a Russian strategic bomber. However, Moscow officials counter this, stating that the plane crashed in a sparsely populated area due to a malfunction following a combat mission. As of now, neither claim has been independently verified.
  4. In a recent terrorist attack in Pakistan’s port city, a van carrying five Japanese nationals from Suzuki Motors was targeted by a suicide bomber and a gunman. The attack resulted in a lucky escape for the Japanese nationals, but unfortunately, their private security guard lost his life in the incident.
  5. Three individuals lost their lives due to severe flooding triggered by unprecedented rainfall this week in the United Arab Emirates, as confirmed by authorities on Friday.
  6. In a rapid response to escalating danger, the Indonesian authorities have expanded evacuation efforts for residents near Mount Ruang on Sulawesi Island. The volatile situation, characterised by spreading ash, falling rocks, and hot volcanic clouds, has prompted fears of a potential tsunami. Meanwhile, the international airport in Manado city, just 100 kilometres from Mount Ruang, remains closed temporarily as volcanic ash continues to fill the skies.

Sports news

  1. Lucknow Super Giants beat Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets.
  2. Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya has been fined Rs 12 lakhs for his team’s slow over rate during their recent nine-run victory against Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League.
  3. In a major setback for the Indian wrestling team at the Asia Olympic Qualifiers in Bishkek, star wrestlers Deepak Punia and Sujeet Kalakal will miss the continental event. Their absence is due to a delayed arrival caused by adverse weather conditions in Dubai, resulting in them missing the crucial weigh-in.
  4. Star Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar shines with a commendable fourth-place finish in the women’s vault final at the FIG Apparatus World Cup, a crucial Paris Olympics qualifying event held in Doha.
  5. The National Anti-Doping Agency’s appeals panel clears middle-distance runner Shalu Chaudhary of doping allegations. Following DNA testing, it was determined that her urine sample was compromised either through tampering or contamination during collection, leading to the lifting of her four-year ban.
  6. Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray makes a comeback to the practice court following the announcement that he will not undergo surgery for his injured ankle. The 36-year-old athlete suffered ligament tears in his left ankle during a match at the Miami Open just last month.

Announcement for morning assembly in school

  1. Attention, students and faculty! Kindly gather in the assembly area for our morning assembly. It’s time to start our day with positivity and inspiration.
  2. Dear students, teachers, and staff, please assemble in the designated area for our morning assembly. Let’s begin our day by invoking blessings and setting a positive tone for the day ahead.
  3. Good morning, everyone! We invite all students and teachers to join us in the assembly ground for our morning assembly. Let’s come together to foster a sense of unity, discipline, and motivation as we kickstart another day of learning and growth.
  4. Attention, students! It’s time to gather for our morning assembly. Let’s come together to start our day on a positive note.
    Dear teachers and fellow students, please join us in the assembly area for our morning assembly. Let’s begin our day with prayers, pledges, and inspiration.
  5. Good morning, everyone! Assemble in the assembly ground for our morning session. Let’s unite to celebrate our school spirit and academic journey.
  6. Attention, all students and staff! Kindly gather in the assembly area for our daily morning assembly. Let’s commence our day with enthusiasm and dedication.
  7. Calling all students and teachers! Join us in the assembly ground for our morning assembly session. Let’s start our day with gratitude, respect, and a sense of purpose.

How to conduct morning assembly in school in English

  1. Introduction: Begin with a greeting to everyone present, such as “Good morning, students and teachers.” Emphasize the importance of the morning assembly as a time for unity and inspiration.
  2. Prayer: Start with a prayer or invocation, reflecting the diversity of cultures and religions present in India. This could include a short prayer from Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, or any other faith represented in the school community.
  3. Pledge: Lead the students in reciting the national pledge or school pledge, emphasizing values such as unity, integrity, and respect for diversity. This fosters a sense of patriotism and community among the students.
  4. Thought for the Day: Share a thought-provoking quote or message that inspires and motivates the students. This could be a quote from a famous Indian leader, philosopher, or scholar, or it could relate to values like perseverance, kindness, or dedication.
  5. News Update: Provide a brief update on current events, focusing on important national and international news stories. This helps students stay informed about the world around them and encourages critical thinking and awareness.
  6. Announcements: Make announcements about upcoming events, activities, and important dates such as exams, competitions, or cultural events. This ensures that students are aware of important happenings in the school community.
  7. Special Segment: Dedicate a segment to special performances or presentations by students or teachers. This could include music performances, speeches, skits, or presentations on topics relevant to the school curriculum or social issues.
  8. Acknowledgements: Recognize and appreciate students and teachers for their achievements, contributions, or exemplary behavior. This encourages a positive school culture and motivates students to excel in their endeavors.
  9. Conclusion: End the assembly with a closing message, thanking everyone for their participation and reminding them of the importance of unity, discipline, and dedication in achieving success.
  10. National Anthem: Conclude the assembly by singing the national anthem, fostering a sense of pride and unity among all present.

Use these news headlines to deliver in your 20th April 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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