The students and staff members of DPS RK Puram celebrated the 72nd Independence Day with full patriotic fervour on August 15. The event was graced by principal Vanita Sehgal, vice principals Dr Renu Nayyar, Ms Padma Srinivasan and Ms Anita Singh and headmistress Rashmi Malhotra, Archana Pental and Dolly Chanana. The enthusiastic students displayed their talent and passion for the country through a wide range of activities and competitions judged by the esteemed alumni and teachers.
The celebration commenced with the flag hoisting ceremony, where the National Flag unfurled with a shower of rose petals and the soul stirring National Anthem which was followed by the release of beautiful Tricoloured balloons.
In her inaugural address, the principal started by referring to tryst with destiny, the speech given by Jawaharlal Nehru at the stroke of the first midnight hour of independent India. She mentioned Mahatma Gandhi and the unsung heroes who laid down their lives for the freedom of India.
Exhibiting her pride for the nation, having seen it grow and reach phenomenal heights, she spoke about the role every citizen plays in the growth of a nation and also the feeling of pride of being an Indian. She thanked all the teachers and every person who made this joyous occasion a grand success. She ended her speech by wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day.
A plethora of events were scheduled with feelings of patriotism running high in the audience. The cultural programme started with the school choir’s melodious rendition of various patriotic songs. A short play, dance performance by DPS RKP and MCD school Sector 12 left the audience awestruck. The show culminated with the school choir singing Ae Watan, electrifying the atmosphere. Thereafter, vice principals and headmistresses wished everyone and shared their thoughts on what independence means to them.
The students participated in the wide range of events with a lot of enthusiasm and their performances were widely applauded. The celebrations stirred feelings of patriotism and nationalism amongst the audience gathered.