Sanawar pays tributes to martyrs

THE students and staff og The Lawrence school Sanawar today paid floral tributes to the martyrs under its project“Veer Gatha Project and the History of INA” on the scholl premises, on Monday.

Earlier, the Khetarpal open air stadium was replete with war slogans and passion of patriotism in the campus of The Lawrence School Sanawar as more than 300 students gathered  for a special assembly to reminisce and celebrate the bravery of various gallantry award winners and the History of INA.

This assembly was organised as one of the various events organised in the school under “Veer Gatha Project and the History of INA” envisaged by the Department of School Education for all CBSE schools.

Through various art and literary activities, The Lawrence School, Sanawar disseminated the details of the acts of bravery and the life stories of brave hearts among the students, including its own gallantry award winners.

The Special Assembly, entirely organised and conducted by the students themselves, began with the headmaster laying a wreath at the life-size statue of Arun Khetarpal, Param Veer Chakra awardee and an alumnus of the school.

The atmosphere reverberated with the rendition of group songs as the school choir sang Hum Bhartiye Hain and Kadam Kadam Badaye Ja. While Dia Atal, a class X student, spoke about the role of the INA and Subhas Chandra Bose in India’s Freedom Struggle, Uday Singh Kadian of class XI gave a detailed account of the Arun Khetarpal’s exceptional courage and supreme sacrifice in the battle of Basantar during the Indo-Pak war of 1971 for which he was posthumously awarded Param Vir Chakra, the country’s highest gallantry award. This followed a Poem recitation by Devisha Jain titled “Captain Vikram Batra- My inspiration.”

 Srishti Priya, a class VI girl gave her speech in Hindi. In a speech that moved many in the audience, she spoke of the courage and sacrifice of many old students of the school who have been decorated with gallantry awards for their sacrifice in battles of 1962, 1965, 1971 etc.

In celebration of the Golden Jubilee of India’s War Victory in 1971, Vivek Chib, a class XI student, spoke of the significance of the war and the valor of the war heroes. In his address to the school, the headmaster,

  School headmaster, Himmat Singh Dhillon, motivated the students to visit the library more frequently to become better informed.

 “Lawrence School Sanawar has been the nursery of many brave-hearts who made our country proud and this tradition must continue”, he said.   

In the week preceding the special assembly, the school organized poem/paragraph writing both in English and Hindi and also an Art competition for those students who have Art as their hobby. The artworks by students were exhibited during the special assembly. The special assembly ended with the whole school singing the National Anthem.

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