At MES Indian School, the grand celebrations featured patriotic songs, group dances and tableau depicting the cultural integrity and harmony of India.
School president K Abdul Karim hoisted the Indian tricolour, followed by the National Anthem rendered by the school choir.
Karim, in his presidential address said: “We are such a great nation, with a glorious past for the world to envy. Let us pledge to take our country from strength to strength. Let us also make a solemn oath that we will do all we can to enrich and preserve our heritage and the ethos and values of our motherland.”
Principal Dr Hameeda Kadar urged the students to cherish and follow the noble ideals of the freedom fighters as they have a constructive role in bringing about progressive changes in the growth and development of their motherland.
The school choir rendered patriotic songs. The Scouts & Guides, members of Campus Care Force (CCF) and the students of KG, Junior, Boys’ and Girls’ Sections waved the Indian flag with patriotic zest and fervour, bringing the entire campus alive with the spirit of patriotism.
Students attired in traditional costumes pertaining to the northern, eastern, western and southern regions of India, paraded along the synthetic track, followed by roller skaters and cyclists. As 2023 is observed internationally as the millets' year, CCF members, in the costume of chefs presented a millet stall under the theme, ‘From Farm to Plate'.
Vice president Khaleel A P, general secretary Hazmal Ismail, secretary Hashim N M, cultural & co-curricular activities director M C Mohamed, Moral Education & Islamic Affairs director Faisal Mayan, other officials, parents, teachers and students witnessed the celebrations.
Teachers Rizwa Fathima and Remya Nandakumar welcomed the gathering and proposed a vote of thanks, respectively. Harshan V, cultural co-ordinator, co-ordinated the event.
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