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Apeejay Schools host soul-stirring events, invoke spirit of patriotism on Independence Day

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Apeejay School, Model Town students meeting the army personnel

As the country paid tribute to the national heroes on August 15, 2021, Apeejay schools across the country celebrated in spirit and action marking the 75th Independence Day. Students at Apeejay School, Model Town in Jalandhar, for instance, prepared and tied Rakhis to soldier brethren posted at the Jalandhar cantonment, who valiantly protect and safeguard the city. Invited by Colonel Neelesh Bhandari at the sub-area headquarters, students extended heartfelt greetings towards the army personnel. The Principal, Ms. Sinia Sajith said, “The brave men and women of the military should always be honoured as they dedicate their lives to protect the nation.”

Flag hoisting at Apeejay School, Pitampura, Delhi

Students at Apeejay School, Pitampura celebrated Independence Day virtually. Principal, Mrs. Veena Goel addressed the students with the words, “At present, it is important to work together. The activity of nation-building is a continuous process which requires every institution and stakeholder to work in tandem and harmony. At the end of the day, it is about creating an optimal partnership between the governors and the governed.” Students from the school came together to present songs, dances and heartfelt verses saluting the nation. They dressed as freedom fighters to deliver their personal experiences about India’s Partition and the Freedom Struggle. The event concluded with a melodious rendition of Saare Jahaan Se Acha, the anthem which makes every Indian’s heart swell with pride. 

Apeejay School, Rama Mandi, Jalandhar celebrated Independence Day by hoisting the national flag at a ceremony in the school. Principal Ms. Sangeeta Nistandra sang the National Anthem along with students and fellow staff members. Sumit Bhardwaj, a student of class 12 and Chahat, a class 11 student, further enthused the audience with the spirit of patriotism with their soulful rendition of patriotic songs. In her address, Ms. Nistandra urged the students to pledge towards keeping the nation first. She said, “We should strive towards a clean, poverty-free, corruption-free and communalism-free India to commemorate the sovereignty of our nation.”

Virtual Celebrations at Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park

Apeejay School Panchsheel Park commemorated the day with virtual celebrations. Principal, Mrs. Ritu Mehta, hoisted the flag at the school campus. Each student from the school attended the virtual assembly with and took patriotic vows.

 The students acknowledged the efforts Covid-19 warriors during these unprecedented times who ensured health-safety for the nation. A variety of activities was showcased at the virtual event such as folk fusion dances, yoga, aerobics and a soul-stirring rhythmical band rendition. They further presented a colourful cultural extravaganza which was a kaleidoscope of their commitment and dedication towards their nation. The Principal, Ms. Mehta urged everyone to honour their commitment towards the nation. She spoke about the role of education in empowering the youth so that they can take the baton of government in their hands. She further affirmed that students must reverentially remember the golden heritage of India and feel proud to be a citizen of the country. The Pre-Primary and Primary section students of the school also participated in online activities such as preparing Tricolour Origami, and Rangometry designs.

Students at Apeejay School, Kharghar saluting the nation

At Apeejay School, Kharghar, the programme began with a flag hoisting ceremony initiated by Mr. Rakesh Joshi, Regional Director, Apeejay School along with Principal, Ms. Tejaswini Katdare. A few students and staff were present at school and the rest participated in the virtual celebrations keeping in mind the Covid-19 safety protocols. The event began with a prayer followed by students singing patriotic songs in zeal. The Principal shortly addressed the students by encouraging them to not lose hope in adverse circumstances, citing inspirational teachings from the life of Swami Vivekanand. Students exhibited their artistic flair by creating tricolour craft items as a special initiative. The ceremony concluded with a special tribute to sportspersons who represented India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

Mrini Devnani is Senior Correspondent (Newsroom). She covers student achievements, interviews and contributions for the website. She was a former Correspondent covering Edutech for the India Today Group, and has a passion for Social Media and Digital Marketing. You can reach her at [email protected]

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