Indian Independence Day

August 15, 2013

The 66th anniversary of India's Independence Day was celebrated at the Indian High Commission premises in Singapore on 15th August 2013. The High Commissioner, Mrs. Vijay Thakur Singh, unfurled the National Tricolor in the presence of around 700 Indian nationals, persons of Indian origin and friends of India followed by singing of the national anthem. The High Commissioner read excerpts from the President’s message to the nation, given on the eve of Independence Day on 14/08/13. That was followed by cultural programmes by students from our School. The Primary Years students sung a patriotic song, while the Secondary students performed a dance. Seven other schools participated, namely, Yuvabharathi International School, Global Indian International School, Balestier, Queenstown and East Coast Campuses, DPS International School, Fernvale Primary School and CHIJ Primary School. The colorful cultural programme consisting of patriotic songs and dances lasted one and a half hours and was highly appreciated by the audience. At our school campus as well, the Head of School, Dr Matthew Sullivan hoisted the Indian flag and we all sang the national anthem.