Independence Day Celebrations And Investiture Ceremony

The month being August, the celebration and the audience too was august. St. Paul’s School, Hauz Khas, celebrated the 73rd Independence Day on 14 August 2019. Each member present at the school ground felt proud breathing the air of a nation which is now under one Constitution, one flag and one citizenship. Layers of euphoria were added to the celebration when the national flag was hoisted by the chief guest Shri Kiran S. (IPS) along with His Grace Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios Metropolitan, Chairman Reverend Father Aju Abraham, Vice chairman Mr. A.C. George, Principal Ms. Susan Jacob and other members of the Management Committee. The rendition of the National Anthem swelled each heart with pride and the March past by the four houses added a tribute to the nation revered by all present for the occasion. In the welcome speech Ms. Susan Jacob, the Principal, expressed a wish that students should rightly use this freedom given to them. Her speech was followed by the presidential address made by His Grace, who emphasized on the social oneness. The chief guest Shri Kiran S. in his address emphasized on the importance of laws in our lives; abiding by the norms for everything that helps in the progress of the nation. The students joined in the celebration with their patriotic song, yoga and a dance performance by 108 students who showcased the unity in diversity of India – a medley of Bharatnatyam, Bihu, Lavani, Kalbeliya and Punjabi.

The Investiture Ceremony for the newly elected council members was followed after the Independence Day celebration. The Council Body took the oath, administered by the principal, and the captains and vice captains solemnly promised to uphold the integrity of their posts by carrying out their responsibilities and duties sincerely. The high achievers of classes XII and X were awarded with certificates and trophies for their commendable achievements in the session 2018 – 19. A great sense of pride could be seen on the faces of the parents invited for this euphoric moment.