With the tricolour flag hoisted and the National Anthem sung at all four campuses of Ekya , here is how 15th August unfurled at each of our schools:
A day of performances
Ekya JP Nagar ushered in the India’s 71st Independence Day with an inter house group dance competition for students from Grade VI to X. Keeping in tune with the patriotic spirit, the theme for the event was ‘Unity in Diversity’. Dressed in lovely costumes and adorned with props, our students put up one scintillating performance after the other. The wonderful rendition of Aashayein by the school’s music club was followed by a powerful speech by the Head Boy Rohan Mahesh Rao, as he spoke on the importance of celebrating India’s independence. Winners of all the intra-school events and the day’s dance event were announced and felicitated.
Remembering the heroes
Running up to 15th August, children at the Ekya Early Years Kanakapura campus observed the ‘Armed Forces Appreciation Day’ followed by ‘Marigold Appreciation Week’. Our tiny tots came dressed as Army, Navy and Air Force personnel, acknowledging their role in protecting the freedom of our country. The children also participated in planting Marigold saplings to mark their appreciation for plants and their support towards protecting the environment.
A day of giving back
At Ekya ITPL it was about giving back to the community on Independence Day. Mrs. Sharmila Choudhury, our Senior Director, Academics, opened the proceedings as the school’s choir delivered a powerful vocal rendition of patriotic songs. This was followed by a power packed dance performance by members of the school’s Dance club.
As part of the celebrations, students of Grade IX and X hosted the ‘Unwarp the Act of Kindness’, an event that raised funds for educating children and supporting women from slums in the school’s neighbourhood. A day of excitement as our children lay stalls of exfoliating scrubs, detox bath salts, aromatic candles and delectable fare. Heavy downpour in the city did not break the school spirit as students were encouraged by the brimming energy of the parents who joined in on the festivities.
Celebrating independence through art
Students at Ekya BTM Layout brought out their theatrical skills as they put up a patriotic skit that celebrated secularism, unity in diversity and how far India has come as a nation. The children proved that dramatics isn’t their only strength – the entertaining skit was followed by melodious renditions and dance numbers tuned to the spirit of the day.
Pre-primary students joined in on the celebrations by wearing costumes inspired by the tricolour of the Indian flag. It wasn’t just their clothes that sported the colours of saffron, white, navy blue and green – our parents sent in tricoloured snacks for their children, keeping the theme in mind. A colourful day concluded with the students participating in a collaborative art work of the national flag made by hand print technique.