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The 70th Independence Day was celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and patriotic fervor by the staff and students of St. Paul’s English School.

The celebration started with the chief guest for the day Mr. Anis the Principal of PJC hoisting the National flag with our School Principal Ms. Susan Roy, Vice Principal Ms. Deepa Gopal and Head of Kindergarten Ms. Mildred D’Souza.

The function began with the school choir rendering the Rashtrageet “Zanda ooncha rahe hamara” followed by the oath taking ceremony by students upholding the moral values and promising to be dutiful citizens of India.

The melodious invocation song ‘Namami Gange’ was sung by Ms. Sudipta Banerjee and was followed by the lighting of the lamp  by the dignitaries .

The welcome speech was rendered by Samyukta of grade IX.  There was Kathak dance performance by Meera of grade IX and Veena recital by Vaishnavi of grade VII.

The glorious event continued with the school choir rendering a melody of A.R.Rahman’s patriotic compositions and a patriotic song by our primary kids. The students of grade IX & X put up a spectacular dance performance to the tune of A.R. Rehman’s ‘Jai ho’song infusing the spirit of patriotism amongst all in the audience.

The highlight of the day’s function was the felicitation programme wherein the toppers from grade III to XI were felicitated for academic excellence and the Olympiad and NSTSE awardees were also felicitated. Certificates of appreciation and scholastic books were awarded to the prize winners.

In her address to the gathering, Principal Ms.Susan Roy highlighted the contributions of our great freedom fighters and our dedicated armed forces.

She praised the lofty contributions of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in reorganizing all the states and princely regions of India into one strong, united nation after Independence on August 15th, 1947.

She further added that one should try to imbibe his noble, humble qualities and learn to strive for excellence without any expectation we should “work for a cause and not for applause”.

We should all work towards having a cleaner and happier India and preserve the vast resources that we have.

The programme came to an end with vote of thanks by Sanjana of grade IX and a soulful rendition of the school anthem.