Mangaluru, Aug 15: St Aloysius Gonzaga School celebrated the 75th Independence Day on August 15, in the school premieses. The chief guest, Vidya Dinker, an active social and environmental activist from coastal Karnataka, principal Fr Melwyn Anil Lobo SJ and the vice-principal Laurel D'Souza had graced the occasion.
The chief guest hoisted the triclour flag and addressed the students of classes I to XI with a motivational speech asking students to know about the historical importance of our own city and the native freedom fighters like Rani Abbakka.
The principal urged the students to recall the sacrifice of the visioneries of the country and encouraged them to make good use of the opportunities to build a complete developed nation in all senses.
There was a spectacular cultural programme with patriotic costume walk, group song, patriotic dance and fusion dance which filled everyone’s mind with the spirit of patriotism and made everyone to revistit the pages of freedom struggle. To keep the spirit of patriotism high, students were given a series of activities in the week and the glimpse of the activities were presented in a video.
Neha Supreetha Suares welcomed the gathering. Disha Richelle Sequeira of class X highlighted the significance of the day and Jenessa Pearl D'Souza of class VIII proposed the vote of thanks. Hanaan Fathima Habeeb of class X compered the programme in style.
At the end, sweets were distributed to enhance the joy of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.