Independence Day, is observed annually on 15 August, is a National Holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from the British Empire on 15 August 1947. India attained independence following an Independence Movement noted for largely nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by the Indian National Congress (INC). Independence coincided with the partition of India, in which the British Indian Empire was divided along religious lines into the Dominions of India and Pakistan; the partition was accompanied by violent riots and mass casualties, and the displacement of nearly 15 million people due to sectarian violence. On 15 August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, who had become the first Prime Minister of India that day, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. On each subsequent Independence Day, the prime minister has raised the flag and given a speech.
Independence Day was celebrated in our school on 15-8-2015 Saturday in the ground.The school was decorated with flags and flower rangoli was made surrounding the iron pillar in which the flag was tied for hoisting.All the students were lined up the ground at 8 o’clock along with the teachers.The chief guests arrived and they did the flag hoisting with the song of ‘jhanda geet’ ,followed by ‘vande materam’ and ‘jana gana mana’. After that the programme started with the song performance of girls singing ‘hum Hindustani song’ then a contemporary dance by the boys and lastly a dance performance by the girls. The programme ended with a beautiful speech by our principal mam. The celebration ended by the distribution of biscuits among the students as a token of this day.
The students enjoyed the programme and the patriotism feeling inside them can be seen through their faces ,the pride of being an Indian was felt and seen on this day in each person in our school.