“Freedom in the mind, faith in the Words, Pride in our Souls, let’s salute the nation on this day.”

We celebrated India’s 74th Independence Day in a unique manner this morning of Aug. 15, 2020.

As we salute our freedom fighters, we also took this opportunity to salute the frontline heroes, the doctors, nurses, health care workers, police personnel, and all the volunteers for their selfless service and sacrifice during this pandemic.

To respect, honor, and appreciate these brave hearts, the Nazareth Convent School, Vasai invited one of the frontline warriors Mrs. Tresa William Lopes, a nurse, as our chief Guest to hoist our National Flag. A Cancer survivor herself she is well known to the people of Vasai for her selfless and indomitable spirit of service.

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Earlier in the week before the celebration, we conducted poster competition online for students of grades V – VIII. Students of class VI compiled a dance video from the confines of their homes.

Elizabeth Jaya Rani, SCN

Independence Day celebrations with staff and hostel children submitted by Lucy Puthukkatt, SCN.

The 74th independence day of India was celebrated in as much grandeur as would be without the COVID-19 crisis on 15th August 2020 in Chandapura. The Independence Day program which was usually conducted by the school staff and children was now done by the sisters and formees. Sister Amrita Manjaly, the Chief Guest of the Ceremony, hoisted the National Flag. The program incorporated the March-past, drill, speech on Independence Day, and patriotic songs sung by the Sisters and formees. Sister Amrita addressed the audience towards the conclusion, generating a sense of patriotism and urging them to be aware of the signs of the times and to fight against the evil forces that are destroying the unity and diversity of our Nation. A special quiz competition was conducted by Sisters Josephine Arul and Amal Rani in the convent and every member actively participated in it. The questions were related to India, our country, and the Bible. The winners and losers were awarded prizes respectively, which created an atmosphere of joy and humor. The day concluded with a ceremonious prayer and a delicious dinner.

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