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Friday , August 8 , 2014
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Tableaux & songs for national salute

Tableaux, march past and rehearsals are keeping school students busy these days as institutions are getting ready for their Independence Day celebrations.

At St Dominic Savio’s High School, students are busy making tableaux of nine states, including Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Goa.

These would be taken out for a grand showing on August 14. The students being engaged in making the structures are having a whale of a time.

Class X student Rishi Raj said: “This is the first time I am making a tableau. It’s an amazing experience. Working together on any new thing is always a gratifying feeling.”

Teacher Monica Menon said: “The tableaux would display the state’s heritage, specialities, culture and food. The structures would be taken out on the school ground on August 14. An exhibition would be organised on August 11 when the school students would be able to see the tableaux.”

On Independence Day, patriotic songs would be sung and the Tricolour would be hoisted on the school premises.

Some institutions, including Tender Hearts International School, are also training their students in the correct way to salute the National Flag on Independence Day.

Rajiv Bhargava, the school director, said: “In today’s age it is very important to inculcate the right values among the children. This is what we are trying to do. The day’s importance is being explained to the students and they are also told how to salute the Tricolour.”

He added that the school would host a fancy dress competition on August 12 where the students would come dressed as freedom fighters.

At Loyola High School, students are busy practising march-past and cultural programmes, while children of Delhi Public School, Patna, are rehearsing patriotic songs they would perform in front of people at Padri ki Haveli’s old-age home on August 15.

Students of Baldwin Academy would present martial arts. Principal Rajiv Ranjan Sinha said: “The students are intent on giving their best.”

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