69th Independence Day of India - HOMAGE TO OUR SOLDIERS

DPS, GBN celebrated the 70 th Independence Day in a solemn yet spirited manner. The function was presided by the Chief Guest, Flight Lieutenant J.P. Sharma along with Ms. Sudesh Sharma, Parents of
Shahid Captain Shashikant Sharma- the Hero of the Siachen ,who laid his life in the Kargil war. The day began with the hoisting of the Indian Flag followed by the rendition of the patriotic songs by the School Choir.

This was followed by the welcome address of our Principal Ms. Indira Kohli, who advised the students to take a solemn pledge to preserve the freedom so painstakingly brought by our brave freedom fighters and courageously guarded by our fearless soldiers. She even advised the students to stay away from corruption, injustice, inequality and truly imbibe the spirit of democracy in their lives. Ma?am quoted the words of Shahid Captain Shashikant Sharma which he spoke to his Parents, ?If I come back I will be your Son and if I don?t, I will be called as Nation?s Son.?

To pay homage to our beloved soldiers the students of DPS, GBN even lighted a lamp in the portals of the School on the evening of 14th August. The Chief Guest in his address to the audience advised the young generation to be focussed and determined. He cited examples from the life of Shahid Captain Shashikant Sharma and motivated the children to serve the Nation. The event culminated with the planting of the medicinal saplings in the School Kitchen garden by the Chief Guest, Principal Ma'?m, Coordinators and the students.

On this occasion student presented a history of the Indian Flag and its significance which was followed by the rendition of a Hindi Patriotic poem. Children participated in the various activities lined up for them. A painting competition on the life of Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam was organised for the students of classes VI-XI, along with an Essay writing competition; on the theme of Patriotism. Children even watched a movie titled ?Gandhi? which was screened in the School Auditorium and understood the values of nonviolence and ahimsa.