Kindergarten children came beautifully dressed in tri color and ethnic wear to celebrate India’s 71st Independence Day. Celebrations began with a talk on the importance of Independence Day. K2 children who dressed up as freedom fighters also spoke a few lines about the personalities they represented. A fun quiz on India and its culture was followed by patriotic songs in Hindi and the National Anthem. The children also prepared a collage and made bookmarks to mark this special day. Their enthusiasm was infectious!
For Grades 1 to 12, the day began with the flag hoisting ceremony, followed by the National Anthem. Various activities like Clay Modelling and Rangoli kept the Primary students busy for the next hour while the senior students held an intense debate on whether secularism is under attack in 21st Century India. The last hour of the morning saw a dance performance by Sahithi Pingali (Gr 12), after which the Primary students enthralled us with a patriotic song, skit, dance and a fancy dress representing our icons through the years. The day’s celebration ended with a speech by Advay Ramgopal (Gr 11, School Vice Captain), who spoke about freedom and the responsibilities which accompany it.