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Students design tricolour rakhis for soldier brothers guarding Indian borders 

Ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival, primary class students of Apeejay Mahavir Marg extend their gratitude to the bravehearts on borders by making rakhis for them

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One of the most celebrated festivals in India – Raksha Bandhan or also known as Rakhi is around the corner. This festival celebrates unconditional love and affection between siblings. According to the ritual, a sister ties rakhi onto her brother’s right wrist and this ‘thread of love’ is believed to symbolically provide protection from challenges or against any evil. Similarly, our soldiers who are stationed at the borders to protect the nation also deserve this special gift. 

Therefore extending love and appreciation for their gallant efforts, students of primary classes at Apeejay School, Mahavir Marg designed Indian tricolour rakhis for army jawans. As a token of gratitude, these handmade rakhis will be sent to these bravehearts on the borders.

Ayaan Mahajan, a class 2 student said, “Our soldiers are a symbol of love and courage. They are on the borders to protect our country and keep our people together and safe. I salute them and deeply appreciate their efforts. I enjoyed the rakhi making activity. I used buttons, beads, cotton and some decorative items to make the rakhi.” The 7-year-old aspires to join the Indian Army in the future. In fact, Ayaan loves to watch patriotic movies depicting the role of Indian freedom fighters and soldiers. 

Kiara Talwar of class 4 said her mother helped her with the idea. “I enjoyed making rakhis a lot. These rakhis will be sent to our soldiers and I want to thank them. I used orange, white and green sheets to make these rakhis. I had just practiced once at home before making it on the final day.”

Class 3 student Sivansh Gulati had recently gone on a trip to Ferozepur with his parents. During his trip, he visited the nearby border and had a wonderful experience witnessing the retreat ceremony. His mother mentions, “My son is fascinated by the role of army jawans.” Upon being asked what all he used to make the rakhi, Sivansh said, “I used earbuds, colourful papers, tricolour ribbons.” 

Further, to commemorate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the school also organised ‘Tiranga Yatra’. Patriotic fervour was at its peak as the students of classes 6 and 7, their senior NCC Cadets, teachers, and parents walked on the roads of Jalandhar while sensitising people about the ongoing ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign launched by the Government of India.

The school choir led the 𝑌𝑎𝑡𝑟𝑎 and sang patriotic songs. Following the walk, a Reflective Talk session was also held by Mrs Amarjot Kaur on the journey of the Tiranga, its role in the Freedom Movement of India, and its importance in the lives of all Indians. She also exhorted the students to hoist the Indian flag atop their homes to further intensify this feeling of freedom in their lives.

In a series of other activities to celebrate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ at Apeejay School Mahavir Marg, an Inter-House Poster and Literary Competition was held. Some thought-provoking posters and their extraordinary interpretations were showcased by the students. All Houses weaved a fascinating story of India’s growth in the last 75 years of Independence and represented it through their posters on the wall magazines. 

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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