This is a season of celebrations for Delhi schools. From Raksha Bandhan tobegin the month, and on to Janmashtami and Independence Day. Schools celebrated Independence Day not just in style but also with true fervour. Delhi Public School's Noida branch had a combined celebration of Janmashtami and Independence Day with the tiny tots bringing alive the story of Radha-Krishna and Meera first, then talking of the unity of the nation. Around the same time, the Delhi Police Public School, at Safdarjung Enclave celebrated India's 59th Independence Day with great patriotism. Delhi Police Commissioner, Dr. K.K. Paul and Omita Paul, Chairperson, Police Foundation for Education graced the celebration.The Indian School also had an elaborate programme. Praful Goradia, Chairman of The Indian School, hoisted the national flag. .The flag hoisting at DPPS had to be postponed till the end of the programme due to rain. At The Indian School, the choir sang a patriotic song to begin with. A play by the students of seventh standard was also staged. It emphasised that girls are equal to boys and so there should not be any preferential treatment to the boys. Both should be treated equally. A science and maths exhibition by the students from class one to class 12 was also held. Michel Carter, Head of World Bank India, inaugurated this exhibition tilted `Samanvay'. It had lots of interesting models, charts and projects such as information about history of mathematics, algebric identity, puzzles, structures of the tooth, eclipse, rail alarms and corrosion of metals. . DPPS also held an exhibition. Omita Paul inaugurated `Sanidhya' an exhibition organised by the Social Science Department. The exhibition focussed on the cultural, physical and living traditions of India .
It has been a long journey since we becameindependent. The young generation has been born in a free society. Dr. Seth, Principal D.P.P School said, "This generation is not even privileged to the freedom stories that their parent's generation have heard, because of their grandparents. But there is great amount of enthusiasm among these students to do something for their nation."For many students today, Independence Day is just another holiday, but for some it still has patriotic value. As Yug, a seventh standard student of Indian School reflected, "I feel proud of my country and want to become a soldier when I grow up."