For me, this was my first Independence day at SAHAYA..
We all Sahayans were expected to be gathered at ZPHS,kukatpally by 8 in the morning for the independence day celebration. Flags are given out to volunteers who wear them proudly to show their patriotism towards India. The spirit of the celebration could be very well seen on the bright faces of every student. We then began the day with flag hoisting. We had 3 flags to be hoisted that gave us three times joy of the celebration!!
First we had the NCC flag hoisting followed by the primary section and then the secondary section flag. The crowd stood with great respect for its National Anthem which actually showed their love towards their mother nation. We then had a speech by the chief guest and the principal of the school. The cultural event started with a very beautiful Patriotic song which was very well sung by one of the school teachers . Students participated with a lot of enthusiasm in the singing and dancing events. The children also very confidently gave speech in Hindi , Telugu and English languages.
As the cultural events came to an end the school children dispersed and we Sahayans had stayed back for an event of quiz and group discussions which was especially organized for we volunteers. As we gathered in the class room for the event we saw picturesque surroundings, mesmerizing beauties in class rooms and their blackboards I wondered for a while how beautifully the children decorated their classrooms. Coming to quiz competition the first round was in written where 5 groups were selected while others had gone for group discussions. The volunteers had great fun and enjoyed the most, participating in the events!!
We therefore, ended up another great session of SAHAYA with the same joy and enthusiasm doubling the excitement of our Independence Day!!