by Ms. Anu Baxi
NERUL-MUMBAI, AUGUST 18, 2014: The Independence Day programme was celebrated on 15 August, 2014 in the ground floor school Assembly hall. It was organised by the primary teachers - Ms. Anu, Ms. Chhaya, Ms. Jagruti and Ms. Pushpalata under the guidance of supervisors. Around 120 students from the classes I to V participated in it.
The event commenced with the hoisting of the National flag by Mr.Luis A D'cruz, past president of Rotary club of Navi Mumbai, seaside. The National anthem and the Flag song were then sung by all the teachers and the students. The students presented a skit on the life of the revolutionary freedom fighter Shirishkumar Mehta. A motivating speech was presented by the student expressing love for the country. The children sang a patriotic song and performed patriotic dances to express their feeling about this special day in Indian history.
This programme was conducted to create more awareness among the students about the selfless sacrifices of all those freedom fighters whose martyrdom made this day possible, so that the children would learn to value the nations independence that was achieved after a long struggle. The programme was entertaining and informative. It was highly appreciated by the Chief Guest, Mr. Luis A D'cruz, Rev. Fr. Anthony Fonseca the Principal and all the teachers and parents. It concluded with the plantation of saplings by the chief guest and distribution of sweets to all.