72nd Independence Day Celebration at Victorious Kidss Educares
Victorious Kidss Educares (VKE) was eloquently decorated like a beautiful heritage on the occasion of India’s 72nd Independence Day celebration on Wednesday, the 15th August, 2018. The hall was jam-packed with a flare of freedom and feeling of pride amidst the crowd. It gave the impression of the significance of this day back in 1947, when we were recognized, at the strike of 12 at midnight, as Free Indians for the first time, when we got the freedom, when our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Lal Nehru gave his first speech.
The whole school along with parents gathered to cherish the memories of our glorious past, to trace the bond with our motherland and to invoke in ourselves the pride of being an Indian.
Everyone welcomed our honorable Chief Guest, Wing Commander Ravindra Taskar Sir, our President, Sir Robin Ghosh, our Principal Ma’am, Mrs. Saarada Ghosh, honored dignitaries, our Coordinators, teachers and parents. Our Chief Guest hoisted the tri-color, followed by National Anthem and then patriotic attributes to our concept of Freedom from not just the Colonialism, or the apartheid regime or the external aggression. The programme centered around the theme of freedom, which are still in the minds of the old and the young alike, towards Freedom from Inner turmoil, as understood by the young minds of the school children.
Our PYP 4 students presented the performances, filled with patriotism and excitement, hope and a sense of responsibility towards our country with dreams for a glorious future, where India will once again lead the world, not just by basking in the past glory, but with continuous and glorified changes in all fronts ~ whether economy, or technology or strength of ancient rich Vedanta of Inner Will Power.
The program started with a beautiful Bharatanatyam dance where the graceful dancers of PYP 4 depicted their love and affection for their Motherland India. The school choir enthralled the audience with the patriotic musical medley. It was a wonderful fusion of songs; everyone in the audience was clapping without a pause. The enthusiasm spread all over with the mesmerizing and melodious performance. Everyone’s eyes were shinning with glory and brilliant expectation of an emerging ‘Great India’.
Don’t you agree that our real life experiences greatly affect us in some way or another? Some teach us a lesson, some motivate us to take action, and few incidents change our outlook towards life and transform us completely.
There are many great Indian leaders whose life experiences have significantly motivated many hearts. They followed certain values and ideologies in their lives which brought about positive changes in the society. Keeping this in mind, our PYP 4 kids, performed a short skit on the life experiences of our national heroes.
Next in the row, was a surprise for all eyes. Our champion students performed with our school Didis (support staff). And what a great performance it was. Every one, whoever were present, had a drop of tear in their eyes. Our school follows the thoughts of ancient Vedanta, where ‘The Supreme Divinity’ rests within the ‘Heart & Soul’ of each and every living and non-living element of ‘This Universe’. We believe in giving equality in expression and equal human rights to one and all. We have been training our maids for English communication, mannerism, good conduct, better way of living, respectfully dressing up and many more attributes, with which to enrich their simple lives with quality thinking and living. We believe in ‘changing people’s lives’, in uplifting the standards and professional development of each and every member of the school, including the maids, the drivers, the supporting staff members.Then came the most terrific power packed performance of the day, getting inspiration from the power and vigor of Shivaji Maharaj. The beats and music left the audience foot tapping.
It was followed by a speech from an eminent and veracious speaker, our very own beloved President, Sir Robbin Ghosh. He inspired us to become true citizens of India, and to take responsibility, to lead our country on the path of progress and prosperity. He emphasized on seeking the potential within, seeking the power of inner consciousness and live a life of truth and purity.
There was eminence of pride in his voice, when joyfully announced the statistics for 2018. The data suggested, that India is the ‘leading economy’ of the world. As per the International Monetary Fund report, India is the sixth largest in GDP, the second in the People’s purchasing power (PPP), the second largest power producer, the number One in the IT sector and in the milk production. India has always been the largest economy all through the history of India, irrespective of invaders and colonialism. Even the slums have created the largest ‘low cost economy hub centre’ in India.
Because of India’s belief in detachment, non-materialism philosophy of teaching of Vedanta, India, for the most of the world, is too complex for the rest of the world to understand. India is strongly marching ahead without looking back. India is rising to become the leading economy of the World, once again ~ Bill Gates ~ through his Gate Foundation report “A Shift is happening” ~ states, “By 2028, the leading Men & Women in the world, would be a 34-year-old Indian Young Adult”. His inspiring speech ended with a quote from Bhagavad Gita by Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, where the statement of famous historian Arnold Toynbee, has been quoted ~ “India the conquered would conquer her conquerors in the 21st Century” ~ “God Talks with Arjuna ~ Bhagavad Gita ~ chapter II, verse 31 ~ page 246 ~ para V”.
The program was concluded with a vote of thanks. ‘Vande Mataram’ was played to end the event on a patriotic note. There was glory, there was expectation, there was vision shining in the eyes of the budding youth of India. There was a message in the air, that we are all one. We may come from different walks of life, country, different traditions, different life style, but we are all one infinitely ‘Great Human Consciousness’.
There was an air of oneness ~ everyone walked out as if in the air ~ a proud Indian.