As our country celebrates the 67th Indian independence day on the 15th of August 2013, VKIDS, the pre primary division of Vydehi School of Excellence celebrated the day on 14th August 2013 with the eternal favour of patriotism and instilled the importance of being a true Indian in the core, in children.VSE, this time, observed ‘Incredible India’ theme for Independence day as the salutation to the rich heritage of this country and its real heroes. Pre primary section, ‘VKIDS’ had a special assembly where they did a skit on “respecting our flag.” The celebration lasted almost a week. Principal Mrs. Laly Mathews hosted the National flag and gave a speech laying emphasis on the importance of Independence Day and urged the students to become responsible citizens and prepare themselves to serve the nation as good leader, administrator, engineer, doctor etc. The flag hoisting ceremony was followed by the speech by the head boy who emphasized the importance of acknowledging the great struggle made by our freedom fighters and the challenges our nation faces today. He urged the students to be responsible and patriotic citizens and prepare themselves to serve the nation in their individual capacities.
Students were enthusiastic and thrilled to participate in the celebrations and some of them presented colourful skits, sang patriotic songs and recited poems, remembering the heroes of the freedom struggle. The children listed many ways to move towards independence, which also meant self sustainability, self reliance and self worth. They sang patriotic songs which enhanced the spirit of the day. The major highlight of independence was the freedom walk in which all the VSE students participated. Children carried placards and banners which displayed the slogans of freedom. The main motto of VSE Independence day celebration was “celebrate your independence by practicing it”. The children listed out many ways to move towards the concept of independence, which also meant self sustainability, self reliance and self worth. Students of the Rehabilitation Centre of Vydehi also participated, carrying banners calling for empathy and inclusion. The passion and energy level of the students were contagious and the staff also had their share of fun in the celebrations.
They sang some patriotic songs. The highlight of the celebration was the freedom walk. All the students of Vydehi were taken for a freedom walk within the Vydehi Campus holding placards & banners. It was a great experience for the kids as well as the teachers.