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Cultural shows pay homage to martyrs

It was a special day, especially for the pre-primary students who presented various tricolour dishes

Chandreyee Ghose , Arundhati Bhattacharya , Neha Singh | Published 17.09.21, 07:17 AM

DPS Howrah

Non-fire cuisines to cultural programmes, students of DPS Howrah create wonderful recipes for fun on Independence Day. Every class stages a performance during their online activities.

It was a special day, especially for the pre-primary students who presented various tricolour dishes. “They were asked to prepare some non-fire dishes in saffron, white and green and talk about their creation,” said pre-primary section headmistress Manisha Malik.


They came up with an array of delectables ranging from desserts to starters. “It was a delight to watch the students present tricolour tikkas, salads and sandwiches during their online classes,” said Malik.

The students of middle and senior school presented a 30-minute video of cultural performances. They danced to Vande Mataram, and many other patriotic songs. “Celebrating Independence Day shouldn’t just be about patriotic songs. In today’s time, it has become very important for us as educators to inculcate a spirit of tolerance and brotherhood among the growing minds so that they know what freedom truly means. It’s our responsibility to make them aware of all the sacrifices that have been made to give us the peaceful life that we are leading today and hence be proud of our history. We tried to celebrate the undying spirit of womanhood and our martyrs,” said principal Sunita Arora.

Birla High School, Moira Street

Students from middle and senior school, some teachers and other staff members of Birla High School, Moira Street, came together on August 15 to pay homage to the freedom fighters. After the flag-hoisting ceremony, the children staged a dance drama that focused on the two-nation theory and its repercussions on both the communities. The play highlighted how the partition had sowed the seeds of hatred among the two communities. That violence could never be the solution to a problem was the theme. The day was also used to appreciate the hard work of the Group D staff members of the institute. Some of them were awarded for their efforts. “Being able to free ourselves from the shackles of Covid-19 is the need of the hour. It is high time when children should come back to school. On the occasion of 75th Independence Day, I hope peace is restored,” said principal Loveleen Saigal.

The BSS School

Students of The BSS School marked the 75th Independence Day, virtually. The student council members along with teachers attended the flag-hoisting ceremony on the school premises and reconciled with everyone on the virtual platform later for a common celebration of the occasion. Around 50 students from all the sections paid their tribute to the nation through cultural performances. Students from the senior classes presented a self-made documentary, Walk since Independence, which traced the country’s post-Independence achievements from the first general elections and the Green Revolution to accolades won at the Olympics. “Celebration of Independence Day is an integral part of our school ethos as it inculcates in students the emotions of love for the motherland and reverential respect for all those who have given us this country to live freely. It becomes the duty of the school to throw open the doors of history and allow the students to appreciate what they have,” said principal Sunita Sen.

Last updated on 17.09.21, 07:17 AM

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