Independence Day was celebrated at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B, Chandigarh, on August 15, 2018.
The day started with a welcome speech by Jinsa Elizabeth George, the Head Girl of the School. The Directors of the School then hoisted the National Flag. After this the School choir led the students, teachers and other staff members of the School present on this occasion, in singing the National Anthem. The Directors & the Principal then took salute of an impressive March Past by the contingents of the four Houses and Scouts & Guides of the School led by the School Cabinet members. This was followed by speeches on Independence Day by some students of the School, in which freedom fighters of our country were remembered and Poems on Freedom were also recited by some students. Then the School Hindi Choir presented a patriotic song ‘ Hum Sabh Bhartiya Hain…..’. This was followed by a dance performance on patriotic songs by the Indian Dance Club of the School. After this students of Classes I to V presented a Punjabi Folk Dance and performed on a Patriotic song. Then the students of Indian Classical Dance Club presented a medley of patriotic songs. The students of the Integrity Club then presented a flash back on India’s struggle for Independence. They highlighted the landmark events that culminated in the call for freedom viz. Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre, Civil Disobedience Movement, Dhandi March etc., which finally led to Independence. In the end the students of Classes VI to X presented a couple of dance performances on patriotic songs.
Dr. Earnest Charles J. Samuel, Director of the School spoke on this occasion on the importance of being people of integrity and how everyone needs to be free from the clutches of evil with which we have bound ourselves and be careful not to misuse the freedom that we have been given. Dr. Parveena John Singh, Principal of the School stated, “We should take the oath today of being highly responsible citizens of India to lead and safeguard this democratic and secular nation. This freedom is priceless and we should never fail to value it and preserve it whole heartedly.
The programme closed with a Vote of Thanks by Shaurya Pahuja, the Head Boy of the School and then the National Anthem.