70TH INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
VENUE: VIVEKANANDA KENDRA VIDYALAYA
“The Patriots’ blood is the seed of freedom’s tree”. 15th August is a precious day in the history of our nation. It was this day in 1947, that marked the end of India’s struggle against the British rule and the beginning of a new era for our country. All the Indians remember their national leaders and freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to gain independence for the country.
In our school, 70th Independence day was celebrated in a grand manner. The programme started at 8.30 AM by an invocation song ‘Vandhe madharam’ sung by VIII and IX standard students.
“Tears always come to our eyes to see our National flag waving high”. We paid our salutation to our Mother Bharath by unfolding our tricolour flag. The flag was hoisted by honourable Mann. Parameshwaranji, President of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya and Vivekananda Rock Memorial. National Anthem was sung by all the participants. The pledge was delivered by R.Rahul of VIII standard.
The Welcome address was presented by Smt. R.Thanga Janaki, Teacher of VKV. “Being of one mind is the secret of society”. The students of VKV exhibited their unity by performing a mass drill. “Music plays the moments, pause the memories, stop the pain, rewind the happiness”. The girls of IX standard sung a patriotic song in our National language.
“The Indian nation cannot be killed, so long as her people do not give up their spirituality”. Madhu Ananda veni of XI standard shared her views on the significance of the day. “When the world sleeps, India will wake to life and freedom”. The students of VIII, IX and XI standard enacted Tamil drama and showed their patriotic spirit through a play “Kittur – Chennama Devi”.
“Language is the blood of the soul in to which thoughts run and out of which they grow”. T.Monisha of VIII standard delivered the speech in our National language about the importance of the day. “Dance is the most beautiful form of expression of human feeling”. The girls of V and VI standard exposed the freedom of India through their graceful movement.
Our Mann.Bhanudasji, President of Vivekananda Kendra addressed the gathering. He expressed his views about the freedom of our country. He was proud of the Chief Guest Sri.S.Arul Sankar, Ex-student of VKV. He instructed the students to spread pride of our nation to other countries.
He exhibited the thought of Swami Vivekananda “Renunciation and spirituality are the two great ideas of India”. He reminded the students to contribute more and more for the welfare of our nation. He advised the students to realize the vision of Swamiji and to take care of our Jaghat Guru, Bharat.
“Music is the strongest form of magic where words fail, music speaks”. The students of IX standard sang a Tamil song about the Indian warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji. “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”. Bike rally was organized from Kanyakumari to Kargil by Raja Sekarji to remember the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our country and they were honoured by the band students of VKV.
We had an eminent person Sri. S.Arul Sankar, lead instrumentation and control engineer at Marfig water and power plant in Aljubail, as our chief guest. He shared about his past school days and also expressed that God is in the form of parents and teachers. He exhibited attitude that changes its altitude. He instructed the students to learn from them and from others experience. He reminded the students to be good and insisted them to help others and not to harm others. He advised the students to follow certain do’s and don’ts’ in their life and also informed about the plan of providing scholarship for the academic toppers and for the financially poor students.
“A nation is India must be a union of those who hearts beat to the same spiritual tune”. The boys of VII, VIII and IX standard performed the band display. “Lucky people get opportunities, brave people create opportunities and the winners are those who convert problems into opportunities”. Smt.Suyambukani teacher read out the prize list and the prizes were given away by our honourable chief guest.
Mann. Bhanudasji presented the memento to our honourable chief guest. Smt. Kalai Selvi teacher delivered the Vote of thanks. The programme was concluded by Kendra Prarthana. It was a day of joy, a day of love. We should respect our country and make it a better place for Indians to live and experience the freedom, peace and unity in diversity.