Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Trasi celebrated the 75th Independence Day of the country in a grand manner at the School Campus. During the Flag Hoisting Ceremony and the Cultural Program, the Covid Victims and Warriors were remembered and were honoured in a symbolic way.
The National Tricolour was unfurled by Mr.Santhosh D’Souza, Proprietor of Globe Interlocks Nada and a Parent, who had recently suffered Covid 19 and regained his health after battling it out for almost a month. He represented all the Covid 19 victims among the Parents in the School. The messages of the Independence Day were delivered in 3 languages namely Hindi, Kannada and English by the students - Carol, Dhruti and Ashwin respectively. Fr. Maxim D’Souza, the Principal in his message said that, ‘today we are being held hostage by a new form of slavery, i.e., the Corona Virus. This small and unseen virus has conquered our lives and made us fearful more than the bombs and guns of yester years. All of us need to unitedly fight this virus by following the Covid Protocols very stringently.’ He also remembered the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives and families to give us a secure environment and he exhorted that we need to cherish it by respecting the rights of everyoneas enshrined in our Constitution.
A cultural program was organized by the School Teachers to mark the occasion and fire the patriotic spirit of the student and parent community. Mrs.Bhagyalaxmi, the KundapuraTaluka Health Education Officer was the Chief Guest for the function. During this program, two groups of student achievers were felicitated. Masters Ethan D’Mello (3rdStd), Noah Mendonca (6thStd) and RiyonMendonca (6thStd) were honoured for achieving the ‘Creator Level Title’ for completing all the tasks assigned by Lead School in the academic year 2020-21. International Yoga Athlete, Mrs.DhanviPoojary of 8thstd was felicitated by the School for State level performance in Yoga and for getting her name in the ‘Karnataka Achiever’s Book of Records.
Speaking on the occasion, Mrs.Bhagalaxmi observed that ‘today though we are celebrating 75 years of independence, we need to celebrate privately in our hearts due to the situation of the pandemic.’ Highlighting the 24x7 service of the health care workers for the past one year, she exhorted the parents and students to take care of their families and not expose the children to the virus unnecessarily. ‘We need to be ready if at all the 3rd wave of the pandemic comes at our door steps. We need to protect our children as there are warnings that it may affect them more.’
Teachers of the School put up cultural items comprising of dances, skits, song and fashion show. Both the programs were streamed live on the School’s YouTube Channel.