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DSC_5294The cradle of human race, the birthplace of human civilisation, the mother of humanity, legends and traditions, this vibrant land has left an indelible mark on the sands of time and today acts as a torchbearer  for the rest of the world as being the largest democracy– Our India, our Incredible India.

This largest democracy broke the shackles of British Imperialism – ready to rise from the ashes of its past – ready to carve out its own niche in the hall of fame on the stroke of midnight, 15th August 1947.  The grateful people of this country till date celebrate the revered day with great glamour and splendor.

St. Vincent’s High & Technical School, Asansol was abuzz with celebration on the occasion of 69th Independence Day on 15th August 2015. The air was filled with great zeal and patriotic fervor.  The very fact that Independence Day was being celebrated filled the heart of students, staff & faculty members with surging pride and exhilaration.

The day’s events commenced with an inspirational speech by our Principal Mr. R. Victor, highlighting the significance of the need for discipline governing our freedom as he quoted a simple story by Rabindranath Tagore.  This was followed by the unfurling of the ‘tri colour by Rev. Br. Ryan Fernandez.  The students stood at attention to salute the flag and in great pride sang the national anthem.  There was an entertainment program organized by the students.  Kushal Santoria of standard VI delivered a speech highlighting the heroism and sacrifices made by the freedom fighters & our duties towards ‘free India’.

DSC_5320A skit ‘Incredible India’ was staged by the students under the guidance of Mrs. S. Simon and Mrs. P. Roychoudhury depicting the inhabitants of various states of India, throwing light on the proverb “United we stand, divided we fall”.  The skit was marvelously executed by the children as they delivered the dialogues in different dialects wearing vibrant, colourful and traditional attires.  The assembly ground echoed with the soulful rendition of ‘Akela Chalo…by Rabindranath Tagore & ‘Aye mere watan ..! Followed by the song was an enthralling dance performance by the students of standard XII reaching out the message of patriotism & unity among the Indians.

The celebration ended with Principal sir’s speech on the essence of freedom in each one’s life.  He stressed on the practice of right to freedom by the students with corresponding duties.

At the end the students were distributed sweets and allowed to go home with the message of being good citizens and helping the country in its progress.

Ms. S.Ekka