IN-HOUSE ACTIVITY
Posted on 18 May, 2012
Motherís Day celebration
ďMOTHER OF MINE YOU GAVE TO ME, ALL OF MY LIFE TO DO AS I PLEASE, I OWE EVERYTHING I HAVE TO YOU, MOTHER SWEET MOTHER OF MINEĒ
Motherís Day is celebrated in several countries across the globe, though the month and date varies from country to country. This day was declared by US President Woodrow Wilson on 8th May, 1914 when he signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. This US tradition of celebrating Motherís Day and paying tribute to mothers spread across several countries over the years. However, in many countries the way Mothers Day is celebrated varies and is quite different from the manner in which Mothers Day is celebrated in US. But what is more important than the date and fashion of celebration is the feeling and emotion behind the festival. The idea of celebrating The Mother's Day is to pay tribute to mothers for all their love and support and to make them feel special.
POET celebrated Motherís Day on 18th May, 2012. All the employees were provided with a small piece of paper with a set of sketch pens and crayons on each table. Each employee prepared an individual card with a message on it for his/her mother. Although it was a small activity, doing this for their mother even though they are far, was an emotional & enjoyable activity. For around an hour everybody was busy with that small piece of paper making it a colourful Greeting Card for their Mother. Then all the employees came one by one, displayed their card and shared their emotions towards their Mother. It was a beautiful & emotional feeling which cannot be explained. Some employees even took the cards home or posted it to their mothers who are far away. This small activity of one hour made all the employees realize again the love for their mothers and the fact that where & what they are today is because of their mother`s love & support. Employees also honoured two mothers at POET Mrs. Geetha Venkatadri and Mrs. Mahalakshmi, by offering them flowers.