75th INDEPENDENCE DAY 2022-23
We bow our heads in reverence of our martyrs and late national leaders who laid their lives so that we could breathe the air of a free country. The independence movement in India was carried on by the freedom fighters who underwent a hard and severe struggle. This day reminds us of that struggle and inspires us to love our country. We are the future of our country. And, we should be ready to sacrifice everything for her.
It was to celebrate this day and to remember this spirit of sacrifice that the students and staff of The Air Force School came together on 12 August 2022, commemorating75glorious years of freedom. As the air reverberated with the spirit of sacrifice, the enthusiastic participants eagerly awaited the arrival of the Chief Guest,Group Captain Shakti Sharma, Group Captain Education. The chief guest was presented with a memento depicting Mother Nature as a giver of love and abundance and as a symbol of man’s perspective of Nature.
The Guest of Honour wasWing Commander Manoj Kumar Yadav, Executive Director TAFS. Sir was welcomed with a potted plant.
The day unfolded with the unfurling of the Tricolor and everybody rising to the tune of Jana Gana Mana…
The Principal, Ms Amita Gupta, welcoming the esteemed guests said that this day is celebrated remembering the sacrifices of the great freedom fighters. Ma’am said that freedom comes with responsibilities and it is important to free oneself from the mindset that does not allow one to see beyond personal interest.
After the welcome address, the school came together to present a cultural extravaganza. The program consisted of school choir, welcome dance by the tiny tots of the junior school named Anant Anandotsav and the dance titled Samagra- a visual representation of the concept of ‘Har Dil Tiranga’, by the senior school students. The play titled Mukti Gatha –Sangharsha aur Srajan, bringing alive the spirit of sacrifice, love and dedication for the nation.The presentations brought alive the trauma, the struggle and the sacrifice that our brave hearts made to achieve freedom, taking everyone down the memory lane showcasing the struggle of the Indian Renaissance, the brutality of the Britishers, and the sacrifices of the brave hearts.
The momentous day came to an end with the inspiring words of the chief guest.Ma’amsaid that it is important to understand the meaning of ‘swadhinta’ in the true sense. Ma’am talked about several fields that touch the lives of all young children viz education, using the internet sensibly and understanding one’s responsibility towards elders, oneself and the society at large.
The celebration came to a grand close with the vote of thanks being presented by the Vice Principal, Ms Lomina Rajiv followed by the pledge.