15 August morning in NPS Indiranagar was filled with enthusiasm, love and patriotism for the country. To commemorate the sovereignty of our nation, the Principal, Ms Shantha Chandran unfurled the Indian flag. The National Anthem after the flag hoisting invoked in all a feeling of great national pride.
An inspirational speech was delivered remembering the sacrifices of all the great martyrs who gave up their lives for the freedom of our country. Tribute and homage was also paid to all the Defence Forces of India which aroused a sense of respect and pride towards each and every soldier of our country who defends the honour of our motherland with his life and blood. To keep alive the flame of loyalty towards India, the students sang a medley of patriotic songs and created an ambience filled with the spirit of joy and freedom.
National Public School Indiranagar, commemorated 69 glorious years of Independence day also on Monday, 17 August 2015, in the school auditorium. The programme commenced with Kannada Janapada folk dance depicting the pastoral life of rural India. Students of Classes 5 and 7 were a part of it.
Next, was a medley of patriotic songs ranging from English to Hindi. The well heard song "This land is your land/ This land is my land/ From Brahmaputra to Kanyakumari……" merged beautifully with Unche Himalaya se Kanyakumari/ Dharti tumhari, dharti humari/ Aur Brahmaputra se Kanyakumari/ Yeh Dharti hum sabki hai pyari…. And it ended with AR Rehman’s "Vandemataram". This very creative and pleasant rendition was presented by the students of Classes 4 and 5.
This was followed by a dance recital by the primary and the middle school students—all attired in national colours swaying to the gentle rhythms sung in praise of Mother India and her freedom fighters. Gandhiji, (in his moderate outfit and humility) was perfectly represented by a student of Class 2 and Mother India was represented as a red and white saree clad Devi- well enacted by a student of Class 5. There was also a colourful and foot-tapping performance by the students of Classes 8, 9 and 10—dancing to the lively melody of Rajasthani folk song.
Students of Classes 3, 4 and 5 presented a musical, as a Grand Finale- very finely choreographed in the colours of white, orange, green and blue, in keeping with the patriotic fervor of our school.
Finally, the exquisite presentation culminated with the whole auditorium reverberating with our national anthem.
The students certainly paid an honest, sincere and heartfelt tribute to one and all Indian citizens (be it the jawans, farmers, common folk, et al) who sacrificed their lives and through whom we lead peaceful lives today and every day.