Freedom in the Mind,
Faith in the words …
Pride in our souls …
Let’s salute the nation on this auspicious day.
Independence was celebrated with great enthusiasm and respect at Lourdes Central School,Bejai,Mangalore. The ceremony started at 8 AM in the school open ground with large crowd of staff, students and parents.
Dr .Kripa Amar Alva, the Chief Guest ,Rev .Fr.Wilson Vitus D’souza –Manager, Lourdes Central School, Rev.Fr.Robert D’souza -Principal, Ms Belita Mascarenhas – Vice Principal, Mr.Nirmal D’souza, Vice president, Mrs Charlotte Patrao, Secretary of Parish Pastoral Parishad, Mrs Preethi Ballal PTEC- Vice President and members of School Management Committee were escorted by the school band.
The Principal welcomed the gathering and introduced the Chief Guest.
To Commemorate the sovereignty of our nation, the Chief Guest unfurled the tricolor flag and all in unison sang the National Anthem and expressed the joy of our freedom.
Manish Bhat of class 10 shared his views on the significance of the day. The students of Choir group sang the Patriotic song that awakened everyone’s feelings towards our Mother Land. The Chief Guest of the function Dr.Kripa Amar Alva,said “she is happy to notice that today’s students think about the freedom and it is necessary to inculcate within us. The true freedom means when we make our country corruption free.”
Fr.Manager addressed the gathering and quoted the Famous lines of Poem written by Nobel laureate Dr. Rabindranath Tagore.
The Programme concluded up with the Vote of thanks by Adhitha of class 10. At the end sweets were distributed to the students. As a token of love and concern our students visited Sneha Sadan and Prashanth Nilaya ashrams.
Indeed, it was a day of joy, a day to love and respect our country and make it a better place for Indians to live and experience the freedom, peace and unity in diversity.