INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS – 2021
Two online assemblies were conducted for the entire school titled ‘the 1857 Mutiny’ and ‘ the Quit India Movement’ on Aug. 12 and Aug.14 respectively, through Zoom
Both the assemblies began with the national song Vande Mataram as the prayer and were a mix of theme-based talks given by Mithu Ma’am and Manjula Ma’am, interspersed with lively videos made with student participation.
On Aug 12, three videos were shown. The first one was a group recitation( Khooni Hatakshar) by Class 4 & 5 students. The second one showed our Nursery children wearing traditional and regional dresses, some dressed as freedom fighters and some as eminent Indian personalities. Besides these 2 videos, the audience was enthralled by the school choreography team dancing to A.R Rehman’s famous son ‘ Maa Tujhhe Salaam‘. The assembly ended with the National Anthem being sung by the Serenity Choir from Shillong.
The Quit India assembly showed the Class 5 students shouting out slogans given by famous leaders during the freedom struggle. An enchanting dance medley livened up the celebrations. Arun Sir spoke about the process of making the official music video ‘ Where the Mind is Without Fear’, which was launched on Youtube on Aug. 13. The musical video was played for all thereafter. The assembly ended with two very moving renditions of the National Anthem – the Silent Anthem and the one filmed at the Siachin border.
The flag was hoisted in the school on 15th August at 10 am. The ceremony was attended by quite a few students and their parents, teachers and Didis and Bhaiyas, maintaining social distancing norms. This was followed by an informal and enthusiastic singing of patriotic songs . The spirit of patriotism and nationalistic feeling permeated throughout the flag hoisting ceremony.