Independence Day 2011 ...
SALUTATIONS TO THEE, MOTHER INDIA !!
The school campus and the Sulonians were drenched in patriotic fervor on the 64th anniversary of Indian independence. The school bore a festive look with corridors, display boards, and performance-venues decorated resplendently along with a large body of student-performers in colorful attires. After hoisting the national tricolor and rendering the pledge of allegiance to the national flag, Mrs. Revathi Srinivasan exhorted the multitudinous gathering of students of the school to increase in depth, width and height by seeking excellence in whatever they do, adding new skills in their repertoire and developing sensitivity towards the needs of others. She chose this public occasion to honour Ms. Urvashi Chudawala for being awarded the best NCC Cadet and two of school’s security staff members- Mr. Datta and Mr. Vithal for honest delineation of their duty. She also announced the inaugural of the charity-box collection for each class, whose contribution will go towards funding a noble cause.
The chief invitees for the function, that followed, were 20 inmates from an old-age home in Taloja and the executive members of the PTA. The cultural program was unveiled by Krishna Subramani, the vice-captain of the school by recalling the fiery poem by Ramprasad Bismil….
Hai liye hathiyaar dushman taak me baitha udhar,
Aur hum taiyar hai seena liye apna idhar,
Khoon se khelenge holi agar vatan mushkil me hai,
Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamare dil me hai.
Krishna promised that the youth will bring about all the changes to keep alive the hope of progress and that patriotism ought to be an intrinsic part of our character and should be reflected in all the activities. Next, the school resounded with multi-lingual patriotic songs by the students of std.4 as part of inter-house competition. A song in French was also presented, echoing the idea of one world-one people. Oration on ‘India of my Dreams’ by Anushka S of 4-F and Hastyn Doshi of 4-G took the hall by storm. The spirited performance by the students of std. 5,6,7 in the dramatization of the Gandhian phase and the Partition as also the skit on the feminist icon Jijabai received thunderous applause. A parallel venue in Hamsadhwani saw the staging of inter-house skits and dances by the students of ISC while the middle school students presented a Kenyan song and an excerpt from the inspiring life of Savitribai Phule. The well-chiseled programs truly epitomized what the compeers for the morning show- Vineet and Sakshi opined- “If there is one place on the face of the Earth, where all the dreams of living man have found a home, from the earliest day when man began the journey of existence, IT IS INDIA.”