STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: With great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour, the 73rd Independence Day of India was celebrated by the educational institutions. On the eve of Independence Day, ASHA School Satwari Cantt organised a cultural programme for specially-abled children. The little angels of ASHA School participated in the events showcasing their singing and dancing talent.
These specially-abled children were no less in their performance compared to others which shows their grit and determination in dealing with their lot in life. There was also an enthusiastic participation from APS Damana wherein the students of APS interacted with students of ASHA School and enjoyed a small get together. With the conduct of such events the specially-abled children get strength from positivity of acceptance and non judgmental approach of others.
On the eve of Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan, Kotwal National Institute of Teaching (KNIT), Bharat Nagar, Talab Tillo organised a special assembly in the school premises. Patriotic songs, skits and solo songs were the attractions of the celebrations.
A skit ‘Bhai-Behan Ka Pyar’ and ‘Hamari Azadi’ reflecting the importance of these days were presented by the IX and X Classes students. Director of the School, Prof J.L Kotwal and Principal Bimla Balloria in their addresses to the students impressed upon the youth to strengthen this hard earned freedom that the country got after many sacrifices and miseries to millions of people. Prof Kotwal advised the students to be vigilant against the decisive forces within the country and fight corruption, nepotism, terrorism and negative politics. He congratulated everyone on the occasion.
Dogra Degree College celebrated 73rd Independence Day in Bari Brahmana with pomp and show.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Administration and Campus Development said, “The freedom we enjoy today was not served to us on a platter. Our valiant freedom fighters earned it with their blood.” He further added that the onus to safeguard the freedom lies with the youth of the country. He also asked the students to put in their best to bring laurels to their parents by working hard and earn a position of repute in the society. Janvi Gupta of BA 3rd Semester, Shubham Rana and Sudanshi Gupta of B Com enlightened the audience on their vision of Independence. Shubam Sharma of BA 1st Semester, Abhinandan of BBA 5th Semester and Vijay Singh of BA 3rd Semester, each recited poems that filled the audience with the feeling of patriotism. A scintillating group song performance was given by Taranveer, Janvi and Shallu on the melodious song “Teri Mitti”. Prominent among those present on the occasion were Colonel (retd.) K.N Padha, Director Dogra Group of Colleges and Bela Thakur, Principal Dogra Degree College and the staff of Dogra Degree College.
Jammu Sanskriti School, Jammu celebrated Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan. A colourful function was organised in the school premises. Rohini Aima, Principal-cum-Vice-Chairperson of the School was the Chief Guest.
The various programmes were organized such as songs and dances to rejoice the festivals of Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan. Students also visited Bal Bhawan along with some teachers to celebrate Raksha Bandhan. Principal-cum-Vice Chairperson made all the students realise their duties towards nation with her thoughts. This function was organised by Passion House under the guidance and supervision of Trishna (CCA Co-ordinator) and Harmeet Kour (House Master). To mark the Independence Day celebrations, Delhi Public School (DPS) Nagbani on Wednesday organised a special assembly. The programme started with a speech portraying the sacrifice of the freedom fighters for the country. As a mark of respect a patriotic song was presented by the teachers. The programme concluded with a question and answer round based on the history of this day in which all the students participated. Addressing the gathering, Principal, R K Verma urged all the staff members and students to join hands in order to build a prosperous and progressive India. He also urged the students to make India a better place to live. He said that in today’s turbulent times, it is very necessary for us to remember the sacrifices of the great freedom fighters and to follow the path set by these great people.
Day and Raksha Bandhan with patriotic fervour and gaiety. The Tricolour balloons were released by the Principal, staff and students of DPS Jammu.
A Classical Solo in Raga Miyan Malhar in Jhap Taal & Tiruvat in Ektaal was presented by Ridhima Bajpai of class VIII-A, while Rajasthani Folk Song depicting the rich heritage and Rajasthani culture was also presented by the students which was followed by a patriotic poem presented by Adarshi Gupta of class V and a patriotic group dance.
in her address asked the students to follow the path shown by our great leaders and advised them to bear in their hearts the true meaning of freedom. Later, she also felicitated the winners of different district level, state level and National level competitions. Headmistress, Meenu Gupta asked them to always remember the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters and keep our Flag always in the highest spirit. Deputy Headmaster, Ravi Kotroo also addressed the gathering. House Warden, Yamuna House, Pooja Chib presented the vote of thanks. The programme was compered by Sarthak Aggarwal (XII-A) and Tarini Magotra (X-A). President RCT, Ajatshatru Singh and Pro Vice Chairperson, Ritu Singh expressed their greetings for Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan and urged the students to become responsible citizens and serve the nation whole heartedly. Stephens International Public School, Miran Sahib celebrated Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan with fervour and enthusiasm. A cultural programme was organised to celebrate the spirit of patriotism which was highlighted by a patriotic welcome song, enthusiastic dance performance and a motivational skit by the students. Rich tributes and homage were paid to those who sacrificed their lives for winning freedom for our country.
The programme concluded with an encouraging speech by Rama Jamwal, Dean Academics, SIPS where she laid emphasis on the importance of peace and brotherhood across the globe. Satvinder Saini, Director SIPS, Ram Prakash Sharma, the Vice Principal and Shweta Bakshi the Headmistress were also present. The Chairman of the School, Dr. Kamal Saini IGP (Retd) extended warm greetings on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan. Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan celebrations were held at MV International School, with fervour and enthusiasm. Students and staff gathered together to blend the festivities by displaying a huge formation of 80-feet long ‘Rakhi amalgamated in the Tricolour’. Tiny Tots of the school formed flowers around the Ashoka Chakra as the dial.
This unique display was formed by nearly 800 students of primary wing of the school. Their enthusiasm was worth nothing as they chanted the tunes of Vandemataram and paid tribute to the motherland by shouting slogan of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’. In another event, students of Pre-Primary School prepared colourful Rakhis to mark the occasion of bonding between brothers and sisters. Doon International School celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan with great zeal and fervour with the supreme cause of humanity depicting the sensitivity towards the underprivileged brothers and sisters of the society. The divine bond of brothers and sisters was enhanced to an extraordinary festival of universal love and brotherhood by the little girls of ‘Phulwari’ who visited the Narwal orphanage and celebrated this special occasion with the children of the orphanage by tying Rakhis, distributing sweets and gifts as per the innocent choices of those children. The junior students participated in Rakhi and Kite Making Competitions whereas the seniors had a fun time flying kites during the Inter House Kite Flying Competition. The principal Dr Vikesh Kaur stated that the celebration of this pious festival was to sensitise the children with the feeling of love, care, empathy and compassion and to instil the feeling of amity and harmony in them. Shiksha Niketan Senior Secondary School Jeevan Nagar celebrated Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan. Girls tied Rakhi on Principal’s wrist. Girls from class 2nd tied the Rakhis on the soldiers’ wrists. The students from class 6th presented dance performance. Students also expressed their views on Raksha Bandhan as well as Independence Day. The main Incharge of the school, Nirmal Sharma encouraged the students to participate more in these types of competition. The principal appreciated the students who had put in their best effort. He also threw light on the importance of Raksha Bandhan and Independence Day.
Later, the girls of class 2nd went to the Police Station Gandhi Nagar and tied Rakhis on the cops’ wrists. Raksha Bandhan, a festival which celebrates the bond of siblings was celebrated in a unique manner by the students of Delhi Public School (DPS) Udhampur. The students of Delhi Public School, Udhampur tied Rakhis on the wrists of jawans of 187 Bn, CRPF. A beautiful ceremony was held in Battal Ballian at the headquarters of 187 Bn, CRPF which celebrated the sacrifice of Jawans and honoured their contribution to the nation through patriotic poem, dance and music performances.
The dignitaries present were commandant of the Battalion R.B Gupta, 2 IC Jagbeer Singh, D.C. A.K Singh , MD of the School, Vivek Gupta, Principal of the School, Dr. Kunal Anand, Director Academics, Sucheta Gupta. The Pro-vice Chairman of the School, Dr. J.C Gupta appreciated the gesture of the students of DPS Udhampur for such a heart whelming performance. He stated his students have always made him proud with their scintillating performances. Dr. Kunal Anand, Vivek Gupta and Sucheta Gupta were all present at the occasion. Dr. Kunal Anand stated that programmes like these give a platform to children to display their talent and develop confidence in them. Raksha Bandhan is a bond of protection, obligation and care. The students of DPS, Udhampur on this occasion made the Jawans of CRPF happy and made them feel that they are not away from their homes and families. It is worthwhile mentioning here that the Rakhi were made by the staff and students of DPS. The whole event was appreciated by R.B Gupta, Commander 187 Bn CRPF.
Shiksha Niketan Gandhi Nagar celebrated Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan under Shanti House in the presence of all staff members, Incharges and the Special Guest, Rakshan Mengi.
The quiz competition was also held between 8th Blue and 8th Green. 8th Blue became the winner team. At last the students of classes 2 and 3 enacted characters of different freedom fighters. School also organised a Rakhi making competition between the sections of 6th Green and Blue. Usha and Jyoti supervised the competition. The theme of the competition was Independence Day. In this competition, the students namely Ishika of 6th Blue got first position and Bisakhi of 6th Green got second position.
KC International School celebrated Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan with great pride and enthusiasm in the school campus. The programme started with the lamp lighting ceremony by the Principal of the School, Subhendu Sarkar.
The theme of the programme was ‘Unity in Diversity’ which was loaded with the feeling of sacrifice for one’s nation. The students showcased immense feeling of patriotism through cultural dance performances, group songs and play. Raksha Bandhan, a festival of an eternal bond between a brother and sister was also celebrated. The highlight of the celebration was little girls of Pre-Primary blessing and tying up Rakhis on the wrist of their Principal who is the guardian soul of the school. The National Flag was unfurled and the National Anthem was sung with feeling of joy and pride. The programme was concluded by the principal who put light on the significance of freedom and urged the students to follow ethical path and become exemplary citizens of India.
73rd Independence Day was celebrated at May Fair Schools Chand Nagar/ Janipur / Chinore, Jammu. Vijay Basur, Chairperson-May Fair Schools, Jammu unfurled the National Flag. The entire school courtyard reverberated with the rhythmic beats of “Rang De Basanti” and the middle school students dancing to it with the Tricolour flags fluttering in air.
A broad smile could be seen on everyone’s face when the excited Nursery students got to release the Tricoloured balloons into the air. The programme concluded with inspiring speech given by the Director-May Fair Schools, Abhey Basur. Humanity Public School, Bassi Kalan celebrated 73rd Independence Day with fervour. General salute was given by the march past squad of senior students. Many activities like, songs, dance and poems were presented by the students. The main attraction of the occasion was the patriotic dance by the students of the middle wing.
Principal, Gaurav Charak highlighted the importance of freedom in one’s life. He told the gathering that we must not forget the sacrifices given by the freedom fighters and the true patriots to free India from the slavery of Britishers. He also congratulated the staff and the students for this memorable function.
Rich Harvest School, Bari Brahmana celebrated Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan with zest and zeal. Rich tributes were paid to the great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Subash Chander Bose for their contribution towards the freedom movement.
An emotional skit was followed by various patriotic songs. A quiz competition about the event leading to Aug 14/15 freedom at mid night was immensely enjoyed by the children. To spread the message of universal love, class 11th girls visited soldiers to tie Rakhis on their wrists and thanked them for making it possible to breathe the air of freedom and lead a secure and a happy life. Principal, Anita Bhatia addressed the students on the eve of Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan. She urged the children to make their lives richer by imbibi
Kidzee, a pre-school of Zee Learn Limited, celebrated Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan at its Talab Tillo, Gandhi Nagar and Channi Himmat branches with enthusiasm and joy.
The kids came in Tricolour dresses depicting our National Flag. Some kids also came in freedom fighter dresses. Demonstration was also given to the toddlers regarding the Raksha Bandhan festival in which a sister tied a Rakhi to his brother on his wrist and praying for his prosperous future. Chairman, Parneesh Mahajan, Liaison Officer, Harvinder Singh Sihotra and Co-ordinator Sonika Jain wished students and staff members on this special day of Independence and Raksha Bandhan.
Mount Litera Zee School, Anand Nagar, Jammu and its Junior wing KIDZEE celebrated Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan with great enthusiasm and joy in the presence of Chairman Parneesh Mahajan, Liaision Officer Harvinder Singh Sihotra, Principal Manikarnika Bhasin, Co-ordinator Radhika Mahajan (MLZS), Anuradha Sharma (Kidzee), staff and students. The function started with the special assembly in which the students were dressed up in different costumes of freedom fighters.
The students were given demonstration regarding the grand occasion and they actively participated in the celebration by singing group songs and performing dance items. Manikarnika Bhasin, Principal briefed the students about this Independence Day. “We express our reverence of the freedom fighters, we salute the soldiers who guard us on the borders and we feel proud to call ourselves citizen of this great nation India,” she said. Radhika Mahajan, Co-ordinator (MLZS) made the children familiarized with the customs and rituals followed on Raksha Bandhan.
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