Bangalore: It was heartening to see children apply themselves with as much zeal and zest to the Independence Day celebrations as in other festivities. Their effort in decorating their respective classrooms and their participation in march pasts and cultural activities on the 60th Independence Day revealed their enthusiasm.Competitions
National Public School, Koramangala, celebrated the Independence Day with gusto. The Independence week was flagged off on August 13 and culminated in the celebrations on August 17. The entire school was festooned with colours of the Indian flag. The corridors were decorated with various works of art by students. There was tough competition among the classes to win the coveted trophy for the best-decorated class bulletin board. Tiny tots of the pre-primary classes held a musical presentation of patriotic songs. The school assembly held during the week also had a programme where great personalities of yesteryear met those of the present day to exchange notes. The highlight of the programme was an elocution competition on freedom fighters. A quiz held on Indian pioneers in diverse fields saw good participation from the students. Speeches by teachers emphasised the need for self-discipline along with freedom and liberty as essential ingredients for the country’s growth and development.Feast for the eyes
March past, drills and entertainment programme were part of the Independence Day celebrations held in Florence Public School, R.T. Nagar. Dances were choreographed to spread the message of unity in diversity and peace.Rally
The staff and students of Rashtrotthana Vidya Kendra, Thanisandra, celebrated Independence Day in a special manner. They took out a rally from the school to Hegdenagar Circle raising slogans. They demonstrated how mass movements had taken place during freedom struggle. This was followed by flag hoisting, march past and cultural activities at the school. Major General R.P. Ramachandra Naidu, chief guest, told the students to develop patriotic feelings. Pre-primary children dressed up as freedom fighters brought the entire audience to their feet.Dance drama
The Oxford Group of Institutions, J.P. Nagar, celebrated Independence Day in a grand manner. Skits, patriotic songs and dances were presented by students. A dance drama on ‘Unity in diversity’ was the highlight of the cultural programme. Executive director of the institution S.N.V.L. Narasimha Raju unfurled the National Flag and received the salute. He told the students to be proud of their motherland.
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