Enjoying the light drizzle on the morning of our 72nd Independence Day this year, the students savored every moment of the National Day Celebration in our School premises.
The perfectly coordinated all-girls parade set the stage for the patriotic winds rustling through the greenery on the hilltop. The national flag was hoisted by our Chief Guest, Mr. Nilesh Mohite, Vice Chairperson of our PTA- Executive Committee, followed by the National Anthem. The beautiful notes of ‘Vande Mataram’ sung by our school choir enhanced the spirit of our national integrity, the pride and delight of our identity as Indians. The beautiful lyrics of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay did remind us all of the divine motherland we have been blessed with. The live music with its innovative interludes was a treat for all. Ved Godbole playing the flute, Aditya Ramdasi on the Cajon box and Yash Wani on the Synthesizer blended the age old patriotic fervor with a refreshing dash of new talent. It felt as if the music spoke about the legacy -that we all need to honour and preserve- rubbing shoulders with India today!
The celebration was not just over for the students of Std VI to VIII as they headed towards the Badminton Hall for a visit to ‘Incredible India’….
The cherry on the icing was this unconventional and interactive session of Team ‘Being Jigyasu’ lead by Mr. Rajat, Mr. Prakhar and Mr. Siddhant in the role of students discussing about our Motherland- before and after Independence. Starting with the importance of 15th August as our Independence Day, they took the audience with them in this enlightening journey with glimpses of many-a-milestones along the way.
The twists and turns in this journey were witnessed by our young students with the help of videos and pictures related. The ‘tryst with Destiny’ from the first speech of the Prime Minister of free India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, brought back the dreams of young India. The various incidents of strife with our neighbouring countries, the brilliant military strategy of Air Marshal Sam Manekshaw, the grit and determination of our army protecting our borders, the reality of Kashmir as a part of India to the great accomplishments in nuclear research, the successes of Isro in Space Research & Technology—The ‘Being Jigyasu’ Team achieved the mammoth task of creating a panoramic view of Indian existence along with discussing present issues like Poverty, Cleanliness etc.
With their direct approach on the subject -combining drama with audio-visual aids, one could see the way they reached out to the students of modern India, who in turn held the potential to reach out to the stars!