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Janam Ashtami, Independence Day celebrations continue

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 12: Janam Ashtami and Independence Day celebrations continued here today.
Delhi Public School, Jammu celebrated the 71st Independence Day with great zeal and enthusiasm. The function began with the release of colourful balloons by the Principal and staff. A special assembly was also organized which started with the school prayer and pledge which was followed by the school choir presenting a group song, praising the glory of India accompanied by the student instrumentalists. Thereafter, the students of the middle wing presented a vibrant dance performance charging everyone with patriotic zeal. Principal, DPS Jammu, Ruchi Chabra urged all to understand the true value and meaning of freedom. The winners of different District and Zonal level competitions were also awarded by her. Headmistress, Meenu Gupta asked the children not to forget the sacrifices of national heroes. SS Jamwal, CGM Tpt, Ravi Kotru, Deputy Headmaster and Umesh Sharma, Chief Coordinator were also present on the occasion.
J&K Police Public School held special morning assembly to commemorate Independence Day. The staff and students marked the occasion by showing the cultural diversity of India. The students sang patriotic songs and enacted one act play as they were dressed in tricolor and were holding flags. The students also celebrated the birth of Lord Krishna. Colour was brought to the occasion with children from primary wing dressed in fancy clothes resembling mythological characters and songs and dance added to the religious fervor of the auspicious day. The students enacted scene the Raslila to recreate incidents from the life of Shri Krishna and his love for Radha. The true friendship of Krishna and Sudama was also depicted. Principal Sanjeev Pradhan gave away prizes for the competition held previously. The tiny tots were given special prizes who came dressed as Radha and Krishna.
Independence Day and Janam Ashtami were celebrated in Vishwa Bharati Public Higher Secondary School Akalpur Morh. On the occasion, the members of the school governing board JL Koul, Dr SK Koul, Prof AN Sadhu and Dr OP Razdan alongwith Prof Sunita Kampassi Principal Vishwa Bharati College of Education, teaching faculty and students were present. The programme began with vidyalaya song ‘Vishwa Bal Balika’, followed by welcome address by Sushma Chib from Department of English. Students delivered various speeches and displayed cultural items on the stage. The tiny tots of primary wing presented a beautiful fancy dress competition. School Principal Prof Annapurna Koul advised the students to follow the preaching of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita and work hard to serve their nation like freedom fighters. The cultural items were prepared by Ramesh Kalotra and Rajinder Singh Saini from Department of Music and Dance. The school authority also honoured some of its employees and gave awards for their excellence in service regarding the upliftment of the school. The name of the awardees are Pamposh Nehru, Maths Teacher, Anju Kilam Computer Accountant, Pushpa Koul Nursery Teacher, Kulwant Sharma driver and Chander Shekher IV class employee. The programme was anchored by students namely Krishna Gupta, Vinayak Razdan and Narmita. The vote of thanks was presented by Uttama Punjabi from Department of Hindi.
Saluting the nation and its freedom fighters for its 71st Independence Day, the management, staff and students of DPS Nagbani marked the occasion by dedicating it to the soldiers of Indian Army. The celebrations begin with the dance performances presented by the students who showcased the efforts and spirit of the Indian soldiers who are always ready to sacrifice their lives for the country. This was followed by different performances like singing of patriotic songs and speeches by the students of different classes. Addressing to the gathering, Principal of the school RK Verma said that teachers have great responsibility to fashioned students into knowledgeable and skilled citizens of the country so that they can compete with the world. He advised the students to work hard and contribute in nation building.
Independence Day and Janam Ashtami were celebrated at May Fair Schools. Hundreds of students came dressed up as Kanhas and Radhas. Playing flute, having a bowl of butter and sharing laughter with friends, the fun clad event consisted of several entertaining competitions and games which apparently showered innumerable gifts over kids who were beautifully dressed in Lord Krishna’s & Radha’s attire. One minute show was organized which included many events like balloons blowing, eating butter, tie-untie yourself etc. Apart from this balancing a pot on head and a few other challenging contests were also held. There were some awards for the student which included student with the best smile, student with the best traditional jewellery, best dress, and best hair style. The most interesting show of the day was Nat-Khat Kanha where they have to choose the naughtiest and the most active child who can depict the character of Lord Krishna. The Indian tricolor was also unfurled in the school field, followed by cultural programmes. Chairman VK Basur and Abhey Basur Director addressed the students and apprised them about the importance of Independence Day and Janam Ashtami.
The students and staff of Shiv Public Higher Secondary School, Sari-Rakwalan, Ghou Manhasan road celebrated Independence Day and Janam Ashtami. Various programmes were organised. Chairman of the institution BS Salaria and Principal Mehak Manhas distributed prizes among the students and told them about the importance of Independence Day and Janam Ashtami.
Independence Day was celebrated in British International School. Chairperson of the school Gita Sharma hoisted the National Flag. The program began with a musical rendition by class IV students, followed by an English play based on the freedom of country.
Calliope School Doomi celebrated Independence Day. Students presented dance items and sang patriotic songs. Janam Ashtmi, the birth of Lord Krishna was also celebrated in the school premises, wherein the students enacted various phases of Lord Krishna’s life. The students dressed as Radha-Krishna mesmerised the audience with their dance items. Principal Kiran Raina threw light on the importance of Independence Day and Janam Ashtami.
Doon International School celebrated Janam Ashtami and Independence Day. A number of activities were organised to mark the twin celebrations. The kindergarten section took out an impressive tableau. They also presented a splendid dance performance. The primary section had a Character Enactment Competition. Senior students presented a vibrant cultural program. A skit was also presented by class 5th students depicting the relevance of unity and brotherhood. Chairman GN Tantray and Principal Vikesh Kaur were also present on the occasion.
Rashtriya Rifles organised an “Extempore Competition” for students of Bhadarwah at Government Degree College, Bhadarwah to celebrate Independence Day. The competition was inaugurated by NK Kotwal, Retired Army Officer in the presence of Naseer Mehboob Padder, President Youth Action Committee, Bhadarwah, officers from Rashtriya Rifles, school principals, teachers, students, ex-servicemen and local populace. Students from various schools and colleges participated in the competition. After culmination of Competition, fun games including sack race, jalebi race and 50 meters sprint competition’ were organised by the Rashtriya Rifles for school children of class 5th to 8th.
Saraswati Sangeet Kala Mandir celebrated 71st Independence Day. Padamshree Balwant Thakur, Regional Director ICCR J&K was the chief guest. Dr Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages was the guest of honour. The programme started with the tune of Vande Matram presented by Rohit Sharma on Santoor, Sohan Raghuvanshi on Sexophone, Anish Matoo on Guitar, Karan Malhotra on Tabla, Anil Sumbria on Keyboard and Ashish on Cajon. Patriotic songs were presented by students of Saraswati Sangeet Kalamandir. The programme was anchored by Vijay Atri.
To commemorate Independence Day, Radio Kashmir Jammu organised a Patriotic Sehgan Music Concert “Hum Bachhe Hindustan Ke” at Brigadier Rajinder Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu. Young boys and girls of SD Tara Puri school, Alexander Memmorial School, Model Academy, Jodhamal Public school, Heritage School and RM Public School selected by Bharat Vikas Parishad participated in patriotic sehgan music concert and made the occasion memorable. This music concert started with the presentation of bouquet to the participating school Principals by the Head of the office and Station Director Anjali Sharma. The concert concluded with the distribution of ktumb plants to the participating schools. Ravi Kant Sharma announcer anchored the proceeding of the concert.
NCC cadets of Government SPMR College of Commerce, launched plantation drive headed by ANO, Associated NCC officer Lt Prof Savita Jamwal under the guidance of Dr Romesh Chander Principal of the College. Commanding officer 2nd J&K boys BN. NCC Col Karam Din was the chief guest. He along with the Principal, staff and NCC cadets planted 70 saplings presented by Social Forestry Urban Jammu. DFO Dharminder Sharma and Assistant Director Satish Singh Manhas were also present on the occasion. Among others present were Prof Kiran Kumari Raina, Prof Gopal Sharma, Prof HL Bhat, Prof Monika Malhotra, Prof Neeraj Sharma, Prof Rashmi Arya, Prof Reena Bhagat, Prof Shri Kant, Prof Anjana Chib and Prof Mohd Qayoom.

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