Like every year Udgam School celebrated Independence Day with full reverence in all sections right from the tiny tots to the senior school students. As per the protocol, national flag was hoisted by Shriraj Gandhi, Std.12th Board topper of the school.
The activities that marked the day are –
Students of preprimary came attired in the three colours of the flag and performed on patriotic songs. KG students made small flags to pin to their shirts and also made collages of Indian flag and related pictures.
The Primary Section activities included fancy dress, patriotic group songs, speeches on, musical quiz on freedom fighters and poems on patriotism.
In Middle School the theme was ‘The Unsung Heroes’. It highlighted the work done by people at large in the society. It focused on endeavours of Jyotsna Sitling, Rajani Paranjape, Shirish Apte, Partho Bhowmick and many more. Students spoke about the perennial values like Truth, Courage, Patriotism and Perseverance. Senior students enacted a skit based on patriotism.
It was a delight to see the students of Class 1 dressed up as their favourite Indian leaders. Whether it was as Jansi ki Rani complete with her shining sword or as Bhagat Singh with his iconic hat, the children took great pains (aided by their parents) to complete their regalia. Not only did they come in the particular costume of their favourite leader, they even spoke a few lines about the leader. Catch a few glimpses of the day and even you will be all praise for the children.
Pictures of the grand event reflect the efforts put in by the children, teachers and parents of the Udgam Preschool. Students of preprimary came attired in the three colours of the flag and performed on patriotic songs. KG students made small flags to pin to their shirts and also make collages of Indian flag and related pictures. They also had hand prints in tricolor. They even enacted roles of national leaders.The softboards were decorated with national symbols.
A Gujarati recitation competition was held for the students of Class V in the school auditorium. The participants recited beautiful poems in their mother tongue with aplomb. Among them the best were judged on the basis of some fixed parameters. The students who won positions are- 1st: Achal Desai V E 2nd: Tanuj Jain V A 3rd: Rena Patel V C 3rd: Freya Jetley V B
The students of Class IV participated in a poetry recitation competition. Children recited with confidence and rolled out long classic poems with alacrity. The judges had a tough time in choosing the ones who had recited slightly better than the others. The students who were adjudged the best are- 1st : Upasana Mukherjee of IV F 2nd: Shailja Shah of IV F 3rd: Nihira Pillai of IV A
tudents of Class 3 performed skits to highlight the importance of safety in all spheres of life. This included role play in groups in which the children spoke to their classmates on safety issues. They even stressed on the importance of First Aid box. Traffic safety was also a topic and this included display of common road signs in the skit. Finally the students took an oath to follow safety rules in their homes, in school and on the road.