73rd INDEPENDENCE DAY 2019-20
bow our heads in reverence of our martyrs and late national leaders who laid
their lives so that we could breathe the air of a free country. The independence movement in India was
carried on by the freedom fighters who underwent a hard and severe
struggle. This day reminds us of that struggle and inspires us to love our
country. We are the future of our country. And, we should be ready to sacrifice
everything for her.
It was to celebrate this day and to remember this spirit
of sacrifice that the students and staff of The Air Force School came together
on 13 August 2019, commemorating 73 glorious years of freedom. As the air
reverberated with the spirit of sacrifice, the enthusiastic participants
eagerly awaited the arrival of the Chief Guest Air Commodore Rajeev
Sharma, Air Commodore Education at
Directorate of Education, Air Headquarters (RK Puram).
Guests of Honour were Mrs Anjana Rane,
Group Captain Ravindra Bhatnagar, Executive Director, The Air Force School and Lt Col RK Jha.
The day unfolded with the unfurling of the Tricolor
and everybody rising to the tune of Jana Gana Mana…
The Principal, Ms Amita Gupta, welcoming the
esteemed guests said that this day is celebrated remembering the sacrifices of
the great freedom fighters. Ma’am said that freedom comes with responsibilities
and it is important to free oneself from the mindset that does not allow one to
see beyond personal interest.
After the welcome address, the school came together
to present a cultural extravaganza called Mukti
Parv-Desh Ka Garv. The programme consisted of school choir, play and dance
bringing alive the spirit of sacrifice, love and dedication for the nation. The presentations brought alive
the trauma, the struggle and the sacrifice that our brave hearts made to
achieve freedom, taking everyone down the memory lane showcasing the struggle
of the Indian Renaissance, the brutality of the Britishers, and the sacrifices
of the brave hearts.
After the wonderful presentation, came the moment
of declaring the result. The five houses vied for first position even as the
gate decoration by each house again brought alive the spirit of freedom
struggle and the great stalwarts who laid their life down for the nation. Subroto
House stood first followed by Arjun, Katre,
Pratap and Latif House.
The momentous day came to an end with the inspiring
words of the chief guest. Sir said that our mindset holds us back. He said that
with freedom comes responsibility. Though the brave hearts of India have given
us this free nation, it is now our responsibility to take it forward. His words
filled every young heart with the feeling of patriotism.
The school also released the school magazine ‘The
Aravalian’ for the academic session 2018-2019, on this occasion. The theme is ‘
Winds of Change’ It was a moment of pride for the entire team of ‘The
Aravalian’, comprising of budding writers, editors and artists.
The event ended with the vote of thanks presented
by the Vice Principal, Ms Lomina Rajiv followed by the pledge.