The Independence Day has a special place in the heart of every Indian. Not only does it symbolize the celebration of 70 years of Freedom but also extends an emphatic message of the progressive future of our country.
The 71st Independence Day of our motherland, India was celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor at the Basketball Ground in the school premises. The national flag was hoisted by the Chief Guest and PTA Vice Chairperson Mrs Archana Patil. Our Director, Anvit Sir and Principal Radhika Madam along with all the office bearers were present on the occasion.
Standing in attention, students of Std VI to XII as well as the entire staff and the parents present, paid their respect to the tricolor and sang the national anthem in one voice.
In accordance to the present challenges faced by our country and to redeem the glory of our motherland, the students pledged to work towards a responsible tomorrow. They pledged to free India from poverty, dirt, corruption, casteism & communalism; and to create a new India!
Some student representatives viz. Parth Patki, Amogh Phadke, Anurag Pendse and Akash Gokhale presented speeches in which they addressed some common issues which we face in our day-to-day life and the hurdles we need to overcome for the India of our dreams! The students referred to environmental hazards due to overuse of resources like Water, Electricity Food etc. They also suggested the ways in which we can counter these issues and lead our country towards sustainable development.
“Our school has taken many efforts in environment conservation like STP (Sewage Treatment Plants) and also, the Organic Garden now has come a long way since the start of the activity” Anurag and Parth mentioned with pride in their voices. Akash emphasized on the need to take care of hygiene and of avoiding littering around. ‘Food wastage can be controlled by cooking and serving strictly as per the requirement, also the excess food can be donated to the needy and the spoilt food can be deposited in the compost bins’, suggested Amogh, one of the student representatives. The progressive message given by these students was heartily reciprocated by the children in the audience through their spontaneous clapping.
The thought provoking speeches were followed by an equally amazing song ‘Jagat sare’ by the school choir of students from Std III to X. The choir also presented the heartwarming patriotic song ‘E Watan, E Watan..’
The programme concluded with the distribution of cakes to commemorate this joyous occasion.
The Independence Day celebration for kindergarten to 2nd Std. was held on Friday, 11th of August 2017.
The children were educated by explaining that the Independence Day of our country is celebrated on 15th of August of every year because India became a free and independent nation on 15th August 1947. The teacher explained the importance of Independence Day to the children and also explained the struggle for freedom.
The children were all ears when they were told stories about how our great leaders fought and won our freedom from the British rule. They were also told stories of the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi and how he led the freedom struggle by conducting various non-violence movements and how his philosophy inspired Indians across the nation to fight for the freedom in their own states.
The teacher educated the children by telling that Independence Day is celebrated every year across the nation and as a patriotic celebration, the present Prime-minister of our nation will hoist the national flag at Red Fort, located in New Delhi; after which he will address the people of this nation with his Independence Day speech.
Children also received information about the national symbols such as national flag, national anthem, national emblem and the three sections of our Indian army and how they protect us from enemies.
Kg. Section entrance was decorated with pictures of freedom fighters and great INDIAN HEROES like like Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh and great INDIAN HEROES like SACHIN TENDULKAR, KALPANA CHAWALA, APJ ABDUL KALAM, SHIVAJI MAHARAJ ETC. Along with the eighth Wonder of the World, our india’s beauty and pride Taj Mahal. Classes were decorated with tri colour smiles and some craft activities were taken in the class. The little ones poured out their hearts when they sang to the tune of patriotic songs like ‘Nanha Munha Rahi Hu’ and ‘Baalveer Mi Bhartiya Sainik’!