“May we think of freedom not as the right to do what we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.”
The 73rd Independence Day of India was celebrated with immense patriotic zeal and enthusiasm by the students and staff of DPS RK Puram on 15 August 2019. The event was held in the OAT where the students showcased their patriotism and pride for the nation through a series of spectacular dance and music performances.
The celebration commenced with the flag-hoisting ceremony where the unfurling of the National Flag was followed by the National Anthem and the release of a myriad of tricolour balloons into the sky.
The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, addressed the gathering by reiterating the way our brave freedom fighters sacrificed their lives, happiness and families – just so we could enjoy the taste of liberty. She encouraged the students to remain Indian at heart, whichever part of the world they decided to live in.Through a real-life experience, she further said that a single wrongdoing has the capacity to overshadow every good thing a person has achieved, which is why one must refrain from doing wrong. She also emphasized on helping the helpless and guiding the lost. She concluded by saying that she takes pride in her students and staff, and thanked them for their enthusiastic participation in the event.
The students, dressed in the vibrant colours of the nation – green, white and saffron – performed a medley of hearttouching patriotic songs complemented by the harmonious tunes of the keyboard. Through their serenade, they declared to be willing to sacrifice every thing for their nation and rejoiced in the unity that continued to exist despite their diversity.
This was followed by the much-awaited dance performance, wherein the students channelised their determination and resilience to persist despite the hurdles, into a power-packed, impactful dance along the tunes of “Kar Har Maidan Fateh”.
The vote of thanks was delivered by the head mistress, Ms Niva Chhonkar. On behalf of the entire school, she thanked the Principal for bringing them together and the students and staff for putting up a successful event. She concluded by saying that she is proud to be an Indian and encouraged the audience to take pride in their nation as well.