SPECIAL ASSEMBLY - INDEPENDENCE DAY
SPECIAL ASSEMBLY - INDEPENDENCE DAY – AUGUST 15, 2020
“We are free not because we choose freedom but because we practice it”
GDGPS organized a special assembly on the occasion of 74th Independence Day on August 15, 2020. The assembly was a joint effort by the Junior, Middle and the Senior Wings of the school.
Freedom is desired by everyone but it comes with the addition of responsibility too. This particular factor was stressed upon in the assembly which constantly urged the youth of today to take productive steps for the betterment of their country and not to sit idle on the laurels earned by the freedom fighters or the strong, silent warriors of the present day. The sense of responsibility comes with a feeling of ownership and one should not kill this natural inclination to take daily steps, use every minute for the betterment of the society. A selfish motive can mean the death of many aspirations.
The national flag was hoisted in the school by the school Principal, Ms. Anuradha Handa. In her speech, the principal stressed on developing deep cultural roots that nothing could possibly bring us down to our knees and we adapt well to any adversities in our life. She was joined by the Headmistresses, Coordinators and the administrative staff of the school.
The students of Class XI presented the thought of the day, along with the national and international news. This was followed by dances, art presentations and a theatrical representation saluting the heroes of everyday life. The Junior Wing students showcased their patriotic zeal through a fusion of dances, while the Middle Wing children sang a medley of patriotic songs to match the mood of the day. The pledge reinforced the underlying responsibility of the common man and that of professionals, reminding them of their duty. Vande Mataram song which was beautifully choreographed by the Middle School children brought back the good old memories of the fight for freedom against the British.
The entire teaching staff of the school could be seen in the assembly when they presented a show of unity by clasping their hands together.