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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Independence Day Celebration by Secondary Section at WIS Pawan Baug (18-19).

Independence Day Celebration

‘I am a patriot, not because I love my country, But because my country loves me.’
August 15, 1947 is the day engraved in gold in the history of India. It is the day when India attained its freedom from the clutches of a long slavery of over 200 years of the British Rule. It was a long and hard struggle in which many freedom fighters and great men laid their lives for our beloved motherland. To celebrate the existence of free India, Witty International School, Pawan Baug celebrated the Independence Daywith zeal and fervor. 

Early morning on the 15th of August 2018,Lieutenant Colonel, Mithun Nambiar, Indian Army unfurled the tricolor flag and all expressed the joy of freedom.While the Tricolor unfurled soaring high in the sky showering flowers on everyone gathered on the occasion, one could not stop imagining how extremely grateful they feel of all those great men who sacrificed their lives to win this freedom for our nation from enemy hands.  It was a befitting tribute to the defence forces. Principal Bijo Kurian firmly believes that this day is one of the most appropriate times to honour and acknowledge the sacrifices of our brave men.

The chief guest rightly said, “Our country which was under the foreign powers for centuries is now free and has a vision of becoming a super power because of the sacrifices of the martyrs and the army.” He also called the youth as the wealth and the hope of the nation who will lead the country and make it a great nation of the world.
After the national flag hoisting ceremony, the students proceeded towards the Sparkle auditorium where they were enthusiastically waiting to display their patriotic spirit and fervor. The programme commenced with a Welcome Speech by the School President, MstManan Shahdepicting the journey of India. Herightly stressed in his speech,“Independence of our nation is not what we feel, but what we make of it and most importantly, independence is not about rights, but our duties towards the nation.”  It’s our rich culture and tradition which emanates the effervescence of our love for our guests and that is what we Indians are known for. To welcome the guests and the audience, we had anIndo-classical fusion dance.
Though it has been 72 long years to our freedom, yet we are not entirely free. The Britishers may have left our country but the people of our nation are now captured in the vicious clutches of technology, mainly Social Media. The English skit, ‘Social Media – a boon or a bane’ highlighted the evils of social media and ways by which we can release ourselves from its shackles.

As we grew up we were regularly inspired by the glorious tales of our freedom fighters laying down their lives for the nation with great valor and courage. These freedom fighters taught us the true spirit of patriotism. Our school was once again reminded of a similar story of courage of a young hockey player who in spite of his disability was determined and focused to win a gold medal for India at the Olympics. This inspirational hero’s story brought back memories of our valiant heroes who braved all odds to emerge victorious through the dance, ‘India at Olympics’.Our youth through their colourful rhythmic medley of patriotic songs, ‘Mile Sur MeraTumhara’ with a live orchestra gave the audience the feeling that this Nation belongs to them and they have a major role in building up a united India where peace and justice becomes every Indian Citizen’s birth right.
Our heroic struggles to clean India from the restraints of the Britishers finally resulted in India being free. But are we really clean as a nation. Have we really maintained the beauty of our nation that our martyrs sacrificed their lives for? The consumption of this virtually indestructible plastic has become the bane of developing countries like ours. Thus the ‘NukkadNatak’ brought out the evils of Plastic consumption and its effective ban from the country.

Finally after such a patriotic devotional program, the audience braced themselves to witness the patriotic passion illuminating the auditorium with the zeal of love for the country, a feeling of never say never, a commitment to keep the spirit of freedom alive in the form ‘Service before Self, a dance displaying the strength of our soldiers in India which was followed by a vote of thanks by the School President, MsAashna Punjabi.
The Principal addressed the students in his speech, “The tricolour was raised by the leaders of a nation who were bursting with eagerness to lead a life of complete freedom from their colonial masters. One of the main aspirations after Independence was the need to carve out the Indian identity within the people of the country. I want an India which stands up to all those ideals that our forefathers had set it out to be. I want an India which has pride in its identity, its multiple cultures and treasures the numerous languages that it has been ordained with. To enable this ‘Young India’ should take responsibility to take India to new glorious heights.”
The program truly was a commendable tribute to our Indian soldiers by the students of Witty International School.  Once again, the Wittians were deeply moved and touched remembering the great deeds and sacrifices made by our freedom fighters, national leaders and revolutionaries. 



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