Addressing the gathering, the Chief Guest said, “We should remember the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters and national leaders. We owe a lot to the courage and dedicated works of our national leaders who literally lived to attain freedom from the British. It is their commendable efforts that made India free
Drawing comparisons with the mission statement of the school which emphasizes on moulding students to become caring and responsible global citizens, he also added that along with celebration comes our responsibility to make our democracy and global citizenship a reality and urged the students to realize their potential and worked towards the prosperity of our Motherland.
Speaking on the occasion, the Principal saluted the leaders who laid down their lives for the people of India. She further said that it is the students who could carry forward our nation through meaningful education. She began her speech by quoting Rabindranath Tagore, “Where the mind is without fear …….” She also remembered Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam a great teacher and the true son of India who advised students to nurture an aim in their lives and engender ideals like personal integrity, family values and loyalty to one’s country.
Highlights of the day were melodious rendition of songs of unity and integration of India by the choir from both Primary and Senior sections of the school. The programme which enthralled the audience for one hour was indeed a patriotic experience.