‘I am a patriot, not because I love my country,
But because, my country loves me.’
Modern School was born in the year 1920, in the era when the country was in the midst of its struggle for freedom. During these turbulent times, Modern School established itself as a school deeply rooted in Indian traditions and values. And even today, Modern School celebrates the Independence Day with full gusto because it has the struggle, been a part of it and also basked in the sunshine of victory when India finally became independent on the 15th of August 1947.
This year, the Independence day was celebrated on the 12th of August. The chief guest for the occasion were Mr. Salman Khurshid , Honourable Minister of State for Corporate Affairs and Minority Affairs . The Guest of Honour for the occasion was Mrs. D Purandeshwari, Honourable Mininster of State for human resource development.
The celebrations began with the bhajan ‘O Palan Hare’ sung by Shivani Singh of S6A. And a group song ‘Purane Din Purane Pal’ sung by the S7 students of the School Choir.
After this, it was time to officially begin the proceeding for the day. Mr. Salman Khurshid, along with Mrs. D Purandeshwari, Dr. Bimal Jalan and Mr. Ketaki Sood hoisted the National Flag. Immediately after the flag hoisting, the National Anthem was sung by everyone present in the hall. Those 52 seconds were the most powerful 52 seconds of the day. The voices of the students filled with pride, patriotism and nationalism created magic in the atmosphere.
After this, Mrs. Vaidyanathan welcomed our guests with a warm speech and invited Mrs. D Purandeshwari onto the stage to deliver the Independence Day address. Mrs. Purandeshwari spoke mainly about the true meaning of education and what we as students and future citizens can do for the nation if we are educated in the true sense. She said-‘ Education comes from joyful learning. And learning does not come from just textbooks, it is process of growth