Independence Day (August 15,2012)

The Independence Day of India is celebrated on the fifteenth of August to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation since 1947. The day is a national holiday in India. All over the country, flag-hoisting ceremonies are organised by the local administration in attendance.

Even though it was a holiday, children and staff alike graced the flag hoisting in school. 

Mr. Ali was our Chief Guest, and his wife too joined us. Mr. Ali talked about making India one of the powerful nations, encouraged the youngsters to make an effort to change the things that are going wrong, it’s not only the thoughts but their actions also that make a difference.

Incidently, August 15 is also the day commemorating Korea’s freedom from The Japanese. A moment of silence was observed to honor the lives lost over the many wars faced by India and Korea to gain their freedom. 

Two students spoke about the independence of the respective nations. 

It was a colourful display of the vibrancy and diversity of India as seen in the students’s traditional wear. 

It was simple yet solemn commemoration. Let’s all keep the light of our nations burning bright.