On the 15th of August, 2015, Mrs. Jayashri Verma was the MOD and, Akanksha Bhosale of Std XII was the POD. The thought on the occasion of our 69th Independence Day was “Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
The programme for the day was held on the School Ground. We had students from class VI to XII, our teachers, parents and students from PCMRD attending the programme. We began the programme with the School Prayer.
The prayer was followed by the unfurling of the flag by Dr. Manoj Narawade, Trustee and Secretary of Dr.Vikhe Patil Foundation and Director of Pravara Centre for Management, Research and Development who was accompanied by Mrs. Nandini Charles, Joint Secretary and Directors Schools Programme of Dr.Vikhe Patil Foundation and Principal of Vikhe Patil Memorial School, Pune.
The flag was unfurled and the students were commanded to salute the national flag. We than sang the National Anthem after the unfurling and salutation. Our Principal, Mrs. Nandini Charles released a bunch of tricoloured balloons, towards the sky, symbolising freedom.
Next we had Aniket Ghatnekar from class XI A who had some greatly inspiring thoughts to put forward. His enlightening speech opened up minds and brought forth quite a lot of questions. That motivation is what was of utmost importance.
We then had our tiny little tots from class 3 who sang the Hindi Patriotic “Mera Rang de Basanti Chola” composed by Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil. It was surely a moment of pride for all the parents and teachers to watch these tiny singers present such an amazing piece of song.
Navya Panday from class XII B expressed her opinion through a Hindi speech that helped us realise some facts and truths about our Independence Day.
The students of class XI and XII from the Commerce section put up a brilliant mine titled “Our Motherland: A pot of all religions.” The message that it threw light on was basically how people tend to misuse religion and create an unrest among each other under the name of religion. It brought to our attention how religion like an excuse for people and their nasty behaviour in society.
Our students from class V to VII sang Mere Desh Ki Dharti. Listening to such songs, the patriot within us was bound to wake up from its deep slumber.
The bottom line of the programme and the message for all to carry forward was to make sure that this feeling of patriotism wouldn’t just be temporary. As citizens of India it should be our responsibility to work right in our small actions itself to bring about a larger change.
The programme was wrapped up after singing VandeMataram. Sweets were distributed to all the students present after which they dispersed.