In the words of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, “Swaraj is my birthright, and I shall have it!”
Indeed, we have received our birth right from the clutches of the British.
15 August is a very special day for India as it marks the anniversary of the country’s Independence from the British Crown at the early clock of 15 August, 1947. Like every other year, CPS Global School never switched to call for a celebration of India’s independence despite the pandemic situation, but with a slight variation this time – on a virtual platform.
This special day was made much special with the presence of our esteemed Chief Guest, Captain Shibu Isaac, who served the nation as a Short Service Commissioned Officer in the Indian Army from 1987 to 1992. Captain Isaac’s words of wisdom and sheer pride made this day glorious.
A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
Independence Day celebration would be totally incomplete without hoisting our tri-coloured national flag. The Indian tricolour was unfurled virtually and stood still like a silent sentinel reminding us of the end of an era and the beginning of a beautiful journey of India’s self-discovery and independence.
The spectators experienced an exceptional emotion while witnessing the virtual tour which took us through the journey of struggle by our freedom warriors and the path to eternal freedom.
The budding scholars from the lower primary wing awed the audience with their adorable and innocent talks on what freedom meant to them. After which, the upper primary wing stars shared their thoughts of making India a better place. Highlighting Rabindranath Tagore’s Where the Mind is Without Fear surged a strong sense of patriotism in every individual. The senior segment’s Music Art was something that made every person glued to the screen filled with astonishment. The senior girls dexterously created remarkable work of art within a few minutes while the super singers of CPS Global finished off with singing their mash-up of patriotic songs. The audience were left with no choice but to be wonderstruck with the girls’ astounding performance.
The celebration of the anniversary of India’s independence was brought to a conclusion with the middle wing’s display of declamation. The aspiring intellectuals took the audience back to the pre-independence era by bringing the freedom warriors to life with their revolutionary speeches. Their performance made the audience perceive that words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity and our freedom fighters were never afraid to say what they felt and chose words to create history.
Freedom in true sense is the oxygen to our soul. Use it wisely.