Report on 71st Independence Day Celebrations @ Stanes
“Freedom in the Mind,
Faith in the words
Pride in our souls.”
Loyal Salute to the Noble Patriots:
Independence Day was celebrated with great joy and respect in honour of freedom fighters at Stanes School CBSE. The celebration started at 8.30 am in the Open Air stage with large crowd of staff, students and parents. The celebration was filled with zeal, rejoice, love, passion and unity among the young brighter minds.
The Chief Guest, Dr. A. Ebenezer Jeyakumar, Hon. Secretary, Stanes Schools, Mrs. Mercy Oommen, Correspondent and Principals of Stanes Schools were escorted by the school NCC Troop. To commemorate the sovereignty of our nation, the Chief Guest unfurled the tricolour National Flag and all in unity sang the National Anthem and expressed the joy of our freedom.
The program started with the opening prayer by Mrs. Selene Vinodhini, V.P. of Stanes AIHSS to get the blessings of the Almighty. Followed by Rowena Deborah Thomas of grade IX, Stanes CBSE welcomed the gathering. Our lovable and respectable Correspondent Mrs. Mercy Oomen presented a memento to the Chief Guest Dr. A. Ebenezer Jeyakumar. Mr. A. Benjamin, Principal of Stanes School CBSE introduced our Chief Guest who is the pillar and the backbone for the growth of the Stanes Schools.
Stanes Nursery, the blooming buds sang the song ‘We shall overcome’. The rendering of the song was filled with intensive meaning which made the gathering to fill their mind with full of hope, sense of aspiration and perseverance for the betterment of the humanity. Next the stage was taken by the Nightingale of Stanes CBSE students who sung the Confluence of Vande Mataram, echoed with full of determination, grit and strength of the younger brighter generation. The song lingered in the minds of the enthusiastic audience which boosted their spirit of unity. Followed by the choir, we had the NCC Foot Drill who displayed their flawless uniform performance. Their alertness, discipline, teamwork, confidence, pride and unity were accomplished by their drill. It had taken the celebration one step ahead. The next performers were Stanes CBSE students who danced for the patriotic song ‘Jai ho….’ The effort taken by the students were revealed clearly with their unblemished performance. The blooming feet had carved each step perfectly with accurate posture blending to the apt rhythm and tune. The formation of the dance had given surplus aroma to the viewers. It portrayed the slogan of the nation ‘Unity Diversity’. It was really a proud moment to watch the students dance like a dream and spread the essence of tricolor wrapped on emotion and pride for our motherland. The performance had captivated the mind of the spectators.
Our Honourable Secretary Dr. A. Ebenezer Jeyakumar, the Chief Guest of the day, addressed the gathering. He turned over the pages of Pre-Indian history and the sufferings undergone by the freedom fighters. He stressed that we should always remember the saga of sacrifice of the freedom fighters which enable us to enjoy the prosperity, to live in peace and to have a happy environment in Indian scenario. He further marked our country’s growth in various fields. He said the Indians attracted the global learners because of our ethics and accountability. He motivated the students to develop their skill very strongly with continuous effort that surely will lay the foundation for winning.
The next, we had Hindi solo song by Neha.R, student of grade V, Stanes AIHSS. Through her mighty, unique and flawless voice, she captivated the souls of the listeners. The young powerful voice grabbed and attracted the attention of the people. Followed by her song we had a speech in Senthamil by the student Ida Jacqulin of grade XII. The stage was decorated with the firing and inspirational words of hers. She glorified the stage with her outstanding speech. The stage was taken by the Students of AIHSS who sang the Tamil song. The Final program was given by students of ICSE/ISC on the topic ‘Unity in Diversity’. The students brought out the rich culture and heritage of our country. Apart from religion, colour, language, creed, status and cast we all stand under one banner “Unity”.
It was a day of joy, a day to love and respect our country and make it a better place for Indians to live and experience the freedom, peace and unity in diversity. The curtain of the ceremony fell with the vote of thanks given by Mrs.Sherene Thomas, Principal of Stanes ICSE who addressed the audience and thanked them for their gracious presence.
“Thousands laid down their lives, so that our country is breathing this day. Never forget their sacrifice...