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Independence Day Special: Students share their vision for tomorrow’s India

On 75th anniversary of India’s independence, Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, basks in the glory of the country’s achievements and reflects on how to make it a better place for future generations

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As India marks 75 years of independence, the entire nation is celebrating this historic milestone by taking part in the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ initiative launched by the Government of India. In line with nation-wide celebrations, Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar is conducting a range of activities.

The commencement of the Independence Week was carried out by the volunteers of NSS (National Service Scheme).  On the first day, the team from NSS wing comprising 20 volunteers and 4 teachers visited a Government school in Salarpur village. As part of different activities, the students showcased a brilliant street play on the theme of unemployment titled ‘Girgit’

Further, they distributed stationery items including registers, notebooks, pencils, erasers, etc. to the students of the school. Creating a precious moment for the girl students of the school,  NSS volunteers also designed a beautiful selfie booth on the theme ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’. The idea was to leave this essential message with the students and parents of the village at a time when India is celebrating its 75 years of freedom.  Many parents got pictures clicked with their daughters.

Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Principal of the Government School, Mrs. Sharanjit Kaur, Sarpanch of Salarpur village and a renowned doctor of the village, Dr. Sameer Kamboj contributed significantly in the success of the programme. A total of 150 students of the Government school thoroughly enjoyed the cultural activities performed by the students of the ACFA. Sarpanch of the village applauded the efforts of the NSS team.

Student from ACFA, Namya Kaushal, “Visit to Salarpur village was a great learning experience for me. We interacted with school students, performed a play and distributed stationary items and sweets. Such events sensitise all of us about our social issues and we can think about their solutions collectively. Hopefully, one day all the social evils will vanish and India will become ‘Sone Ki Chidiya’ as it used to be in the past. Jai Hind!”

Another ACFA student Bhavya Batra emphasised, “Independence and freedom is a gift for which we are indebted to our ancestors forever. Today, our mind is without fear and our heads are held up high. I have tremendous respect for the sacrifices made, and the vibrant ancient culture that this great nation stands for. And yet there is a long way to go as we are working towards making this nation a better place for our future generations.”

Sharing a similar sentiment, Jasmine Gill, student of ACFA added, “India is known as the legend of many inventions. As a part of the youth of India, I believe that the future of India is very bright and dazzling. People are the main source of political power in India. It has been evolving at an unprecedented rate with great modifications in the existing infrastructure. I believe that the future promises a good quality life to most people. Although eradication of poverty and hunger remains a huge challenge, steps are being taken to resolve them. I believe that India will advance ahead and reach greater heights in future.”

“I appreciate the commendable efforts of the NSS wing in celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. It is the need of hour to apprise the young generation about their social responsibilities. The students and staff have made a worthy endeavour in sensitising the young generation towards social issues like unemployment and gender equality. This will infuse new energy and consciousness among our youth brigade and will be a real tribute to our valiant freedom fighters and great leaders who contributed for the country’s freedom. Jai Hind.”

Dr Neerja Dhingra, Principal at ACFA

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.

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