“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.”
― Jawaharlal Nehru
Rehearsing for Culturals:
Be if for the fun of dancing with your friends to your favourite song, or getting to bunk classes, the rehearsals for the cultural performances on Independence Day is something that everyone would cherish with a fond memory. And of course, it came along with the bounds of praise from friends, family,etc., when you got to perform on stage
Decorated School Premises:
The School premises was all decked up with charts oozing patriotism, while the corridors, the playground and the assembly halls were decked up in the hues of the National Flag, that filled up the heart with a sense of patriotism.
Flag Hoisting in School:
Well, this was one day you did not mind reaching school early as there were no regular classes and you got to show up in your best and bright uniform. The national anthem seemed to have a special feel on this day.
The School Parade:
Being a part of the March Past on the Independence Day at school was as good as being in the Parade at the National Capital. It made you feel important, special and patriotic.
Who doesn’t love sweets and this was a day when the teachers, elders, etc., were generous when they handed out a bag full of toffees or sweets to the kids post the flag hoisting.
Competitions and Relay Races:
The Relay Races and competitions that took place on this day, followed by the prize distribution, was probably the first tint of sports competition that we all were a part of.
Live Telecast from Delhi of Parade,Flag Hoisting and Speech:
Watching the Live Telecast of the Parade in Delhi, listening to the Inspiring Speech by the Prime Minister on Nation Building and other such issues, sure sends the adrenaline rushing even today in the hearts of every citizen.
Watching Programs on Freedom Struggle:
Staying hooked to the television and watching the snippets of the Freedom struggle being telecast and gleaming in pride about the “Independence Struggle,” and our Freedom Fighters is something we can never forget.
Patriotic Movies Marathon:
Roja, Lagaan, Gadhar, Mangal Pandey and the list goes on. Every Year it is a fun retreat to watch a marathon of these movies on television back to back and have the spirit of patriotism run through your nerves.
Flag on the shirt:
Finally it is the flag that you have pinned to your dress all day long and flaunt your pride for the nation all day long.
Well we still do cherish all these moments and celebrate this special occasion with the same grandeur as always. And if you wish to add a special joy to your celebrations of the 68th Independence Day, you can pick from the events, which are listed on www.meraevents.com and be a part of the same.