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– Lal Bhadur Shastri

It was a red letter day in the history of India when the country got her freedom on August 15, 1947. It took hundreds of years for us to break shackles of slavery. People of the country celebrate this national festival every year with great pomp and show.

Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow,  celebrated the 73rd Independence Day to pay tribute and remember all the freedom fighters who contributed significantly and fought for the independence of India. The celebration was presided over by the Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, Headmaster, Mr. Pankaj Rathore and Headmistress, Ms. Monika Taneja.

The day started with a speech in English by Shivika Tiwari (X) and a hindi speech by Suryansh (IX). It was followed by the Investiture ceremony whichsignified the reliance and confidence that the school consigns in the newly appointed council members. Krishna Tulsyan, Head Boy and Khushi Yadav, Head Girl along with other council members, donning the mantle of accountability, pledged to bestow their duties to the best of their abilities. They were conferred with badges bythe Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, Headmaster, Mr. Pankaj Rathore and Headmistress, Ms. Monika Taneja.

A poem titled- Sankalp was recited by the students of class V. A  skit was staged where students were dressed as freedom fighters . A medley of patriotic songs filled the audience’s heart with pride and added a patriotic touch to the celebrations.

India is rich in it’s diversity of food, dress, language, music and dance. To celebrate this diversity we organized a Dance Pageant from four different states of India.The fun filled extravaganza offered folk dance forms of – Punjab, Mizoram, Gujarat and Bengal.The vivacious dancers set the floor on fire with their energetic performances. Students wore colorful ethnic attires and showed their talents with excellent performances and enthralled the audience with their expressions and moves. Narmada house bagged the First position with Godavari at the second position. Third place went to Krishna.

Ms. Poonam Kochitty, congratulated the new council and admonished them to be impartial and honest in discharging their duties. She also exhorted them to uphold the values. She reminded them that with position comes responsibility towards themselves, their school and peers and struggles help one to achieve heights.

Ms. Poonam Kochitty, told the students about the supreme sacrifice the great martyrs who gave their lives for the sake of freedom. She also said that the freedom was very precious and it was very necessary to preserve it. Mr. Pankaj Rathore, proposed the vote of thanks. The day concluded with the National Anthem.