Preksha 2017 SanganSuronKa

“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” - Adlai Stevenson. Reiterating this thought on the pleasant Saturday morning of 12th August 2017, we celebrated our musical extravaganza Preksha, by dedicating the entire event to the country’s 71st Independence Day. With Freedom in Mind, Faith in Words. Pride in Hearts, and Memories in Souls, close to 500 students of the primary grades saluted the nation with the choicest of patriotic songs in a multitude of regional languages, besides Hindi and English. Parents and faculty sitting amongst the audience were also moulded into the momentum and the mood, humming along, as the young participants performed to “Satyamev Jayate, Chodo kalki baatein, Mere desh ki dharti, Saare jahan se achha and Vande Mataram.” It was a proud moment to watch the students of grades 3 and 5 dance like a dream and spread the essence of tricolour wrapped in pride for our motherland and its martyrs. Students of grades 5 to 9 presented a stupendous musical camaraderie through a jugalbandi- Raag Milan. It was indeed a delectable experience, a perfect blend of melody and rhythm flavoured with a scoop of patriotism. The students were well prepared and confident, singing in unison. It was interesting that each and every child sang the songs with conviction. The room was resplendent with a feeling of belonging and pride. It was a visual treat to see all the students and teachers dressed in vibrant flag colours. The décor of the auditorium was also enhanced with the tricolour being swayed ardently by the student volunteers. Our Principal, Mrs Jyotsna Nair addressed the audience by asking them to learn from their children how to break the shackles of caste, creed, religion and march forward as a progressive country towards a bright future.