“Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath
of life what would a man not pay for living” Mahatma Gandhi.
The patriotic fervor, glowed on the faces of all present for the
“Ajadi ka amrit mahotsav” held at St. Anthony’s School grounds,
Gangondanahalli. 15th August, 2022 is a golden day engraved in
the history of the world, as it’s a 75th Independence Day. The
Head Master, Teachers and students with new vigour and
patriotism celebrated the event. Mr. N Santhosh Hegde, the
former judge of the Supreme Court of India and Lokayukta for
Karnataka from 2006 to 2011 was the chief guest. The programme
began with the customary hoisting of the National flag, followed
by the rendition of the National anthem and Vande Mataram.
Astounding march past by the school cadets to the rhythm of the
school band evoked the spirit of freedom, among gathered.
Speeches in Hindi, Kannada and English by the students iterated
the importance of true patriotism and our responsibilities as
Indians. Children of different grades performed colourful dances
for the various patriotic songs. In his address, Mr. Santhosh
Hegde, conveyed that as responsible citizens of India, we need
to strive for corruption free India. He also urged the children
to become true human, respecting everyone in the society. The
whole programme was a memorable one.