Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Independence Day at our Goregaon Street Schools.

This report just in from Priyanka:

On August 15th, both our street schools got together to celebrate Independence Day.The kids were asked to assemble by 9 am, but most of them were there by 8.15 am itself! They were so excited!! Many parents had also come to see their children perform.
The function took off late as it was raining. The celebrations started with with Ramnik bhai (our primary patron) hoisting the flag and all the 102 kids singing the National Anthem. After this, our tiny kids (5-7 year olds) sang a few nursery rhymes,followed by a few group songs by the kids like 'Itni shakti humme dena data', 'Vijayi Vishwa Tiranga pyaara'. We had a very enthusiatic group of girls dance on 'Me ahe kohli' followed by a 'Radha Krishna' act
We also felicitated the kids who performed well in their exams last year. It was really heartening to see a sparkling scrubbed clean Nandini attend in her crisp neat school uniform!
We ended the function with Ramnik Bhai speaking a few words, a few thank you's and a very big thank you to the teachers for managing to get the kids to perform at such short notice.
By the time it ended we had a massive crowd of onlookers who had stopped by to see the kids perform and the crowd cheering the kids enthusiastically!
The guard outside ICICI bank helped us a lot as well in setting up the flag pole, and the tables and chairs and is definitely more enthusiastic than the staff of the bank!
Like I have mentioned earlier it definitely was the best I-day celebration for me ever. I just hope it only gets bigger and better next year!


Sue said...

Mera bharat mahan.

Just felt like saying that after seeing these phototgraphs!

Poppy said...

Very awed and impressed!