PANBAI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL considers Independence Day celebrations as an important part of it’s curriculum.
The morning of 71ST Independence Day began with hustle bustle at the school where every student and teacher was involved in putting final touches to the flag hoisting ceremony and the song, dance drama medley that was to follow. The school premises was decked up in streamers, flower garlands, rangoli, pictures and scenes of the freedom struggle and banners claiming India as a free nation.
Ms. Namarata Thakkar, an eminent Social activist in women entrepreneurship had kindly agreed to be our chief guest.
The programme started with the welcome of the Chief Guest Ms. Namarata Thakkar and the dignitaries of the school- the Managing trustee and CEO Dr. P.K. Shetty, School Manager Mr. Varun Shetty , Principal Ms. Pratibha Mishra and Coordinator Ms. Shilpa Hiwale. The chief guest was formally introduced to the audience by Our school President Master Vedant Wagh.
The most important ritual of any national day celebration – the flag hoisting – was done by the Chief guest, the trustees and the Principal of our school. The national Anthem was sung with affection and pride by everyone present. The march past by the school students was led by School president, and the school House captains added to the patriotic fervour of the day.
The programme was hosted by students Lakshmi Pal of Grade 7 and Prakhar Hiran of Grade 6. The tiny tots of Senior KG came up on the stage dressed in white Indian costumes with colourful head gear and danced to the peppy patriotic songs with a heartfelt joy. They were followed by older students who in their speeches in Hindi and English highlighted the importance of Independence and the glory of the freedom struggle.
The musical skit by students from Grade 6 to A level brought to focus the importance of Unity in nation building with the melodious ‘Mile sur mera tumhara…” All were stirred by our students’ sincerity in communicating the message to us.
The power point presentation and the poem recited by our A level student instilled in the audience the confidence to go on and not give up the even in the face of adversity. The dance drama ‘Life of a Soldier’ brought tears to our eyes when as we witnessed, albeit on stage, the supreme sacrifice of our soldier in Kargil. The audience fell silent for moments after the performance.
The Chief Guest in her speech stressed the importance of school years and mentioned the good work carried on by the trustees, principal, coordinator, teachers, staff and students of Panbai International School and expressed her happiness at having been present for such a lively Independence Day celebration.
The celebration concluded with the vote of thanks and the national song.
The school distributed sweets to the students and staff.