Mangaluru: The 69th Independence Day celebration was held at Mount Carmel Central School in the school premises here, on August 15, 2015.
The whole atmosphere was filled with a sense of pride and patriotism. The programme commenced at 8:20 am with the hoisting of the tri-colour flag by the Chief Guest Rev Fr Stervin Fernando SCJ together with Gonzaga – a guest of France, Joint Secretary Sr Ida Barboza, Administrator Sr Carissima and Principal Sr Melissa. The national anthem was sung followed by a well-coordinated march past by the students of class IV – XII.
A spectacular cultural programme was presented by the students of Class IX and XI. The programme began with a prayer service. Rebecca Albuquerque welcomed the gathering. Students performed a dance drama titled “The flame burns bright” showcasing the major events leading to our independence. The chief guest delivered his Independence Day message, in which he urged the students to bring patriotism in their routine life.
Prizes were distributed by the dignitaries to the winners of various competitions held in the school from June 2015 till date. The programme culminated with the vote of thanks by Rhea Rodrigues and distribution of sweets. Soumiya Sumith and Rayan D’Sa compeered the programme.
Students from Nursery to Class III had the celebration on the previous day. Fanita Jennifer Mishra, founder and Principal of Mystical Rose Pre-School at Kasargod, was the chief guest.
The programme began with a prayer service followed by the students enacting a skit highlighting patriotic service towards our country. A Powerpoint presentation “My India My Pride” was also displayed, showcasing India’s struggle for Independence along with social issues and achievements of our country.
The chief guest honoured the students who won prizes in various competitions in the year and then gave her message expressing the need to inculcate patriotism from our childhood. A beautiful song on fostering unity was sung, followed by a dance performance by the students. Jeanne, a student of Class III, delivered the vote of thanks.