15th August: The school celebrated India’s 75th Independence Day bearing the torrent rain that remained throughout the day. This is the day when the entire nation celebrates and remember the sacrifices of the great freedom fighters and the fore fathers who had laid down their lives for this beautiful India. The Prime Minister Mr. Narender Modi ji addressed the nation today from the Red fort for little more than 80 minutes. Here in our school, the function began in the afternoon in Hermann Gmeiner hall which was beautifully adorned with a Hindi lettering wishing India on its 75th Independence Day and scores of doves soaring in the open sky with the Indian Tri-color at its background. Shri. Kishan Kapoor, an honourable member of the Lok Sabha was the chief guest along with the local dignitaries, the general secretary Mrs. Lobsang Tsomo la, the school Director, the principal, the staff members and the students of class VI and above. The function began at 3:10 pm with everybody standing up and singing of the Indian and Tibetan National anthem.
The master of the ceremony (MC), Mrs. Sapna Pathania, the Hindi teacher welcome and spoke about India’s 75th Independence day honouring the freedom fighters. After that, the true spirit of celebration began as she presented the cultural programs one by one including the dance and patriotic song, skit etc. The guests and the audience were served traditional sweet rice, tea, snacks and sweets while they enjoy the cultural programs. Almost all the classes except the primary classes participated and all the items were highly commendable and their hard work and the teacher’s effort could be seen in their presentation. That was a musical tribute to India starting from the patriotic songs, to the local pahari dance and finally the Bollywood dances, a complete package.
Before the program concluded, the general secretary of TCV school, Mrs. Lobsang Tsomo la presented the chief Guest Mr. Kapoor traditional scarf and a souvenir. While accepting the scarf and souvenir, he addressed the gathering and lovingly requested the children to fulfill the wishes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. After that, he had to leave because he had another program to attend. So, he was given a big round of applause for his presence and good words. After that, all the local dignitaries were called on the stage and offered scarf and souvenir. That was a great gesture from the school for the generosity and the support given to the Tibetans by both the central, State government and the people of India.
After that, two more songs and dances were presented. All the cultural programs were very colourful and they all were in a very festive mood. The entire auditorium was overflowing with the rousing sound of happiness and applause. Last but not the least, the school Principal gave her vote of thanks in Shudh Hindi language congratulating India on its 75th Independence Day and then thanking the guests, the performers, teachers, refreshment teams and all those involved in making this Independence Day celebration a grand success. Come rain or shine, Independence Day celebration must go on.