News & updates on National Independence day celebrations have been pouring in all through this month, its over-whelming to witness spirit of young rural kids celebrating “Independent India’s” spirit with utter liveliness.

Akal Academy, Ratia

Keeping up with the spirit of patriotism, this week we are covering celebrations from Akal Academy, Ratia, Dist. Fatehabad, Haryana with some pics as we received.

Let us rewind & recall the days of our school-hood.

Independence day was celebrated with full zeal & fervor, the students reached school as usual & performed prayers.

Soon after began the celebrations with National Flag hosting ceremony by Mrs. Manjeet Kaur, the vice-principal followed by a ‘Band Parade’ presented by senior students of the school. Mrs. Balwinder Kaur, S.St. teacher did the honors with a speech describing the meaning, importance & history of freedom struggle to the young ebullient students.

Then began the cultural performances. Students along with 4 choreographers showcased popular patriotic songs in Hindi & Punjabi. Several junior students also presented creative patriotic poems & messages featuring diversity of Indian culture, sacrifice stories of freedom fighters etc & exhibited spirit to fight against social evils like Drugs, corruption, poverty, female foeticide, dowry & communal riots. Slogans like ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, ‘Jai Hind’, ‘Inqlab zindabad’ filled the air with the vibes of patriotism.

A feast was organized at the conclusion of the ceremony, wherein all the students alongside teaching & non-teaching staff of the school had a meal together & shared sweets.

Similar celebrations were held across more than hundred Akal Academies across Punjab, Haryana, UP, HP and Rajasthan.

~ Ramandeep Singh, Student
~ New Delhi, 22nd Aug 2013