How I celebrated Independence Day online this year

Every year in our school, we celebrate Independence Day and this year we could not celebrate Independence Day. The school remains closed this year because coronavirus is still spreading widely. Yet we celebrated Independence Day online. We saluted the national flag online and showed our respect for our motherland. This essay gives details of the online celebrations.

Every year we wake up early and go to school at 8.00 a.m. We assemble on the playground and our school principal hoists the national flag. After hoisting the flag, we salute the national flag and sing our National Anthem. Then, shortly a marching session is conducted on the ground. The students from all the classes march on the school ground. Our school band consists of boys playing the flute, drum, and bugles. They march along with the other students and then we retreat to our classrooms. After the marching session, we return to our classrooms. Our class teacher distributes sweets in the classroom to the students. The students go to the school auditorium and our principal and teachers speak some words about Independence Day.

This year, our school remains closed due to the pandemic situation, but our school principal was eager to celebrate the 73rd Independence Day on 15th August 2020. We are proud to be the citizens of a country known for its rich culture and heritage so we decided to celebrate Independence Day online and show respect to our motherland.

How we celebrated Independence Day online

Our principal informed us a week earlier about Independence Day celebrations online. She also instructed to wear uniform on this day and sing our national anthem watching the video of the flag hoisted in school. On this day, our school organized an online singing competition and I sang a patriotic song online. So I practised the song 'Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo' thrice. It is a lovely patriotic song written by Kavi Pradeep to pay tribute to the Indian soldiers who died in Sino-Indian war and sang by the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. The words of this song indeed are touching. I remembered the brave soldiers who died during the war when I was singing. My Dad was recording the song on the app and I continued to sing with devotion.

On August 15, I got up early in the morning and took a bath. I wore my school uniform at 7.30 a.m and sat at my study table. Then, at 8.00 a.m our principal forwarded us the video of the flag-hoisting in school. So I stood up and opened the video in the app. I took a salute and sang the national anthem. I ultimately finished singing the song and forwarded the video to the group on the apps. Also, I watched the videos of my friends who participated in the competition. Different students sang different songs on this day. My best friend sang 'Saare Jahan Se Achcha'. Other friend sang 'Ae Watan Ke Naujawan'. Nearly 30 videos were forwarded in the group. Then, the principal finally announced the results online. My best friend won the first prize and I won second prize. The next day I received a courier in the afternoon. After opening the envelope, I found a large quiz book - my prize!

Our school teachers also forwarded some videos of the Independence Day celebrations and we eagerly watched them and enjoyed them.

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Author: Dr. Sanchita Ranjan14 Sep 2020 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

A nice article by the author. This year, the entire world is in crisis due to pandemic but our patriotism didn't mellow down. Since all schools and colleges remained closed because of the corona, the authorities decided to celebrate Independence day online. This year, we did everything as the previous year but the main difference was that it was done virtually but with full enthusiasm.
Thus, this year the Independence day online celebration was a unique experience by itself.

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