To carry forward the mission of MRIS on developing a child harmoniously and holistically by emphasizing on his physical, cognitive, emotional, aesthetic, social and spiritual needs, soft skills sessions were started with great fervor at Manav Rachna International School, Sec-51, Gurugram. The 1st theme of the session, “kindness” is been taken from Grade 1 to 8. As an extension to the theme, anti-bullying sessions are being conducted. It is observed that kindness can be spread through gratitude which promotes a sense of peace, contentment and positive thinking. This positive thinking results in being more empathic, more socially aware and connected. Thus when a child is connected with his peers and surroundings, activities like bullying can be avoided. Through the session the students were explained how their acts of kindness can bring a positive change in their life. It was also noticed that being kind had a profound and noticeable impact on students: they were more respectful of each other; they willingly gave each other compliments and were empathetic towards peer emotions.
Students learnt about the importance of treating others with respect and kindness, even when no one else is watching. They were introduced to the 4 S.T.A.R. step i.e S-Stick together, T- tell the bully to stop, A-Alert an adult at school and at home, R-respect others and treat them the way you want to be treated. The session was fruitful and students took a pledge to make the school a bully free zone.