“One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams of one nation are bequeathed to the next’”
Ridge Valley School celebrated the 71st Independence Day ‘Dharohar’ in full spirit of patriotism on Friday, the 11th of August.
The whole school was festooned with colours of the Indian National Flag and the classes were adorned according to the themes that reflect the heritage of our great nation. Glimpses of our culture- related to the origin of the Charkha and its significance in the freedom movement, Yoga- uses and benefits, story of the three monkeys and the message it conveys, Ayurveda-the ancient form of medicine which is still vastly used in the treatment of diseases, Salutations that speak volumes about Indian hospitality, Sanskrit-the ancient language of India, the National song that was an inspiration to millions during the freedom struggle, the National Flag and the National Anthem that instils pride in every Indian-were presented in different classes.
All classes looked like a tableau of the rich Indian heritage and culture. The patriotic songs and the colors of the tricolor added to the fervor.
The children were beaming with excitement as the senior grades walked through the different classes to have a sneak peek of the programme to be held later during the day. Quarter past eleven all the sections commenced their programme. The audience sat through the entire duration of the performances, enjoying every moment of it. The movie based on behind the scene activities was truly a treat for the day. Curtain on the days celebrations were drawn with the singing of the National Anthem which resonated with patriotic feelings.
On 15thAugust 2017, Ridge Valley School, Gurgaon celebrated Independence Day in a unique way with zeal and spirit befitting the occasion. The celebration began with ‘Prabhat Pheri’, a walk which started from the school as the students, parents and teachers rejoiced by singing songs of national pride. The Indian ‘tricolor’ was unfurled in the school grounds and the notes of National Anthem reverberated through the air filling it with patriotic fervour.
This was followed by a special assembly presented by the students of Grade 7 in which they recounted the major events of the freedom struggle. The students, parents and teachers came on stage and sang songs which showed their love and pride for the nation. Principal Mrs. Guneet Ohri thanked the parents for their encouraging presence and active participation in the celebrations. Post this cultural event, the sky was filled with colourful kites marking the end of the day’s celebrations.