With city schools set to celebrate the 75th Independence Day with special programmes, Friday was the final day of rehearsal and last-minute preparations before the actual celebration begins on Monday.
Along with traditional events like flag-hoisting and cultural events, the schools will introduce a touch of difference this year with handmade National Flags and social media streaming.
The BSS School will celebrate the occasion with elaborate parades and cultural events. “More than 3,000 people have been invited on Independence Day. Students have been creating handmade flags with recycled paper. They have already decorated the entire school building with the help of their teachers. We’re ready for a grand celebration,” said Rumki Banerjee, event coordinator of the school.
Some schools are also inviting the parents of their students to take part in Independence Day celebrations. Future Foundation School has planned a cultural event by the parents. “Along with the 75th year of Independence, it’s the 150-year anniversary of Rishi Arabindo. Everyone at the school will participate,” said SP Mishra, sports coordinator of the school.
Parents of the pre-nursery to Class III students of The Heritage School will perform on stage along with school teachers and students. They will also take part in a 2-km walk on the campus, where various points have been decorated with national flags and stories outlining the 75 years of Independence.
Vivekananda Mission School will organise a special poster-making competition for students on the child labour issue. “We’ll also stream the entire event on our social media handles and anyone can see it.” said Anamika Sen, cultural coordinator of the educational institution.
In the same vein, South Point High School will be streaming the entire Independence Day programme on its social media along with some pre-recorded events. “Our students are going to visit the Independence Day Parade on Red Road. There will be a huge ceremony on the campus with NCC, karate and yoga demonstrations,” said R.S. Bhattacharya from the school.