‘Let’s remember the golden heritage of our Motherland and be a proud Indian’
The Montessorians of Ekya School, Byrathi planned a special assembly along with Republic Day celebrations for all students on January 25th, 2021. The event was on the theme, ‘Our Freedom Fighters’. The students of all grades were present for the event. The session commenced with a patriotic song, Sare Jahan Se Accha by a student.
The thought for the day, ‘Freedom in our Mind, Faith in our Words, Pride in our Hearts and Memories in our Soul’. was shared. This was followed by a short speech by three students on the Preamble of the Constitution. The struggle for Independence and how the government was formed post Independence was explained briefly and the National Symbols of India were shared along with interesting facts about the nation.
A couple of our talented Montessorians performed a dance to celebrate the spirit of patriotism and freedom. The session highlight included an interview session with the middle school students. Two of the Montessori students interviewed five middle schoolers on the history and significance of Republic Day, interesting facts about our Country, the constitutional rights and duties of every citizen, and some key features of the Republic Day parade held every year. A short video of the parade from the year 2020 was played during the session. Students were encouraged to watch the live telecast of the Republic Day Parade on the 26th morning.
The second half of the event was a video presentation by all the Montessori Juniors, dressed as the mighty warriors who strove for Independence, such as the Rani of Jhansi, Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sarojini Naidu, Chandrashekar Azad, and Mahatma Gandhi.
The Head of School addressed the gathering and appreciated students’ efforts in seamlessly getting accustomed to the new normal and applauded the little heroes for putting up a grand show. The finale of the event included the vote of thanks by one of the students’ who thanked and urged the gathering to be proud Indians since not everyone has the privilege of being part of this rich and varied heritage.
The session came to a close with the vote of thanks and the National Anthem. It was indeed yet another time of vibrance and enthusiasm. The Spirit of freedom and patriotism was evident throughout the session.