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Students learn about ‘unity in diversity’ amid 75th Independence Day celebrations

The senior wing students of Apeejay School, Faridabad, tell us about the activities they are participating in as part of the ‘Incredible India Week’



Amid ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations for the 75th Indian Independence Day, Apeejay schools have been conducting a range of programmes to instill patriotism while educating them about their rich culture and heritage.

At Apeejay School, Faridabad Sector 15, students of classes VI-VIII engaged in fun collage-making activities on the theme “Cultural Heritage of India”. The colourful collages were made at an individual level or in small groups and were then put up on class display boards. “We were asked to look for pictures that make up India’s cultural heritage like monuments, cuisines, different art forms, instruments, etc. For this, we researched the topic to find out more about these symbols,” said class 7 student Avira Chauhan. “Every child was given the opportunity to put their own creativity into the collage.”

The collage-making activity was among the several other engaging events that have been planned by the school as part of the ‘Incredible India Week’ celebrations, in the countdown to the grand Independence Day celebrations on August 15. Avira, for instance, has also enrolled herself in a Hindi recitation competition. “The recitation is themed on ‘deshbhakti’ or patriotism. I will be reciting the poem ‘Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna’ by Bismil Azimabadi.”

Class 8 student Paavni Puri prepared a collage on the national symbols of India from national animal to national fruit, apart from monuments, flowers, and so on. Besides, students have been asked to write an article or a poem themed on Independence Day. “The teachers have also asked us to bring tricolour foods to school.”

Through these interesting exercises, Apeejay aims to inspire young minds to develop secular cultural values essential for the sustainable growth of the nation while preserving the rich heritage of the country. Avira shared, “Through my research for the programmes, I gained considerable insight into the history of India, in terms of how different cultures and aesthetics were assimilated over centuries to make India such a diverse country. India is a very good example of unity in diversity.”

Added Paavani, “As citizens, it is a proud moment for us to be celebrating the 75th Independence Day. Through the collage-making activity, I got to know a lot more about my country like the national emblem, our languages, regional festivals, and so on.”

Among the other activities organised as part of the week-long celebrations for the senior wing students are a nukkad natak on promoting indigenous goods, cooking tricolour dishes in the home science lab, song and dance performances, and so on.

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.