Patriotic fervor marks Independence Day celebrations of Spring Dale Senior School
Students pledge to work to uphold India’s unity-in-diversity and freedom
Stating that the heroes of India’s struggle for freedom made innumerable and significant sacrifices to earn the country’s Independence, the management, staff and students of Spring Dale Senior School took a pledge on the eve of India’s Independence Day celebrations to continuously strive to uphold India’s unity-in-diversity and the country’s hard-earned freedom. The event was jointly organized by the Performing Arts Club and Heritage Club of the school.
The management, staff and students also paid rich tributes to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, India’s Missile Man and the 11th President of India, who passed away on July 27, by lighting candles in his memory. On August 14, the staff and students of the school walked into a premises bedecked with patriotic colours. Patriotic songs played on the school’s public address system greeted them ahead of the beginning of the usual school day.
Various class assemblies held that day including those of the primary section (classes I and II) were based on the theme of India’s Independence. To mark the occasion, the some of the students sat in the formation of the map of India, while their counterparts depicted the country’s rich cultural heritage and unity in diversity by sporting the traditional attire of different states of India and presenting patriotic songs and dances.
In his address to the gathering, Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that one should always remember the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters to attain Independence. “Their supreme sacrifices helped our country attain freedom. We should make all out efforts to uphold this freedom,” he said.
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that it was heartening to see students participate with patriotic fervor in the school’s Independence Day celebrations. “The school makes constant efforts at instilling a pride for their country in the hearts of the students, besides ensuring that they are deeply rooted in India’s rich cultural traditions and get to learn all that there is to know about the country’s heritage,” they said.
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