Independence Day - 15th August 2013
The historical Day15th August 1947 is etched out in the minds and hearts of all Indians. India gained freedom after years of struggle against the British Rule. Independence Day is one of the National Festivals celebrated all over India with great remembrance, pomp & glory. QMIS has a unique way of celebrating Independence Day every year. We take the pride of choosing the theme “Awake India” for the 67th Independence Day celebration with the words of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru…… “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.”
Independence Day is a special day to commemorate and to pay tribute to the martyrs because of whose struggle and sacrifice we are breathing an air of freedom. On this auspicious day the young leaders of QMIS proved their responsibility of ruling Future India by being punctual in reporting to school which showcased the fervor of patriotism within them. A warm welcome, colourful rangoli, buzzing sounds of the little bees and soft BGM are the indications of commemoration of successful celebration. We started the day with the blessings of god. The moment we saluted the Elegant Tri Colour National Flag we were able to feel the patriotism and the pride of being Indians. Dr Raja Govindaswamy Director of Mannar Thirumalai College – Self Finance was the chief guest of the day
The guest of the day drew in the audience through his hilarious yet vital message and rightly referred QMIS to be the Globalized Eclectic and Multifaceted school among all schools. As we see the feeling of patriotism getting diluted , Dr Chandran Chairman of Queen Mira International School insisted during his presidential address that such celebrations are essential for children apart from academic activities to develop them as a responsible citizens . The cultural extravaganza began with the tiny tots – our future leaders of tomorrow depicting the leaders who have strived for the Independence of the country. The Folk Dancers of KG entertained the parents. Mime by the students of grades 1, 2 & 3 portrayed India’s struggle for freedom followed by her development. They also depicted the hurdles on her ways to development and the solution to overcome the hurdles.
The students of grades 4 & 5 depicted the Kargil Issue and performed a skit that showcased the hardships faced by the soldiers to safe guard their fellow brothers and sisters. Great legendary hero Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey – the man of conspicuous bravery and indomitable courage who paved way for the success of kargil war was well portrayed on this celebration. It was followed by the Classical Dance Forms that made us feel proud and say that India is a land of rich culture.
The highlight of the celebration was the Karutharangam by the students of grades 6, 7, & 8. The young leaders of QMIS proved that speech is the powerful tool in bringing renaissance in any society. The Tamil skit “Maruthu Brothers” performed by the children brought alive those characters and stimulated the courage and confidence in every audience . It reinforced the spirit of patriotism. The different folk dance forms and the Hindustani dance were a great feast for the senses. The celebration ended with the National Anthem.