Indian School Ibri celebrated the 72nd Independence Day on the 15th of August 2018, with great enthusiasm and fervour. The programme began at 8AM in the school auditorium. The chief guest Dr. Thomas Varghese, President of the SMC as well as the other SMC members graced the occasion. The programme started with a prayer song followed by the welcome speech of the Blue House Prefect Master Abhijay. To commemorate the sovereignty of our nation, the National Anthem was sung expressing the joy of our freedom. The March Past by the senior students was the highlight of the day.
The chief guest in his address urged the students to bring freedom and opportunity to the common man, to the peasants and workers of India; to fight to ending of poverty and ignorance and disease; to build up a prosperous, democratic and progressive India. Next, the Principal Mr. Suresh extended a warm welcome to the parents, teachers and students and expressed his Independence Day wishes. During his speech, he expounded on the great freedom fighters who struggled and sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our country and also explained how India has progressed in the field of science and technology and enriched herself with nuclear weapons. He insisted on the students to work hard in order to rise up our nation to greater heights. He exhorted the students to join the ‘Young Communitarians of Indian Schools’ to inculcate human values in the young minds to love and serve humanity. The chief guest launched the YCIS programme. Our President of India Ram Nath Kovind’s speech was screened to keep alive the flame of patriotism; students showed love for their motherland with a mélange of patriotic songs and dances. A blood donation camp also was organized in the School, in association with The Ministry of Health to commemorate the 72nd Independence Day. The drive was so encouraging by the participation of many parents , teachers and students to donate blood for a noble cause.