75th INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Independence Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour on 15th August, 2022 in the school premise to mark the 75th year of freedom from the British rule. The program started at 07:30 am with the welcome of our chief guest and trustee Mr. K. P. Shibi, RSP Officer Mr. Gangadhar Shirige and our principal ma’am Mrs. Sheeja Edelbert escorted by the Head Boy and Head Girl of our school. The event started by extending the gratitude and welcoming the chief guests, principal ma’am, staff, parents and students present there. The dignitaries lit the lamp and commenced the ceremony. Our trustee lit the diya as a respect and honour to Bharat Mata. The event preceded with the chief guest unfurling the national flag and hoisting it. We all paid a tribute to our National Flag by saluting and sang our national anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’ with great pride and patriotism. After the flag hoisting, the march past was commenced by the students of Secondary Section. It was led by Captains and Vice Captains along with the students of the four different houses who paid their respects to the National Flag. After the march past came to an end, the students of Pre-Primary Section came dressed up as various freedom fighters who had fought the British army and sacrificed themselves to free India. The students sung the song ‘We shall overcome’ and filled the atmosphere with patriotic zeal. A student of Class VI delivered an in-depth speech in Hindi on how our country got freedom and spoke the significance of this historic day. After that, students of Class X presented a skit on the Fundamental Rights in India. With the help of innovative dialogues and actions, the students emphasized the need to break the silence and oppose patriarchal social systems that oppress the citizens of our country. The students of Primary Section sung the melodious patriotic song ‘Sare Jahan Se Accha’ on this auspicious day. A student of class XII gave a speech on various famous Indian personalities. This was followed by students of Primary Section who engaged the audience by dressing up as social reformers of our country. It not only made the students learn about the ideals the great individual stood for but also imbibe some of the leader's inspiring qualities. The students of Junior College solaced the ambience by singing the song ‘Ae Watan’ along with playing a piano and awakened everyone’s feelings towards the motherland. After that, our Chief Guest Mr. K. P. Shibi sir gave a brief speech and extended his warm greetings on the occasion. He urged Students to realize, understand and cherish our freedom and work towards a progressive nation. The programme culminated with a Vote of Thanks by a student of Class IX.
Indeed, it was a day of joy, a day to love and respect our country and make it a better place for Indians to live and experience the freedom, peace and unity in diversity. Jai Hind!