As we commemorated 75 years of Independence, Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsava, at Seth M.R. Jaipuria School, Gomti Nagar, we celebrated another important event in the history of the nation – the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo.
The programme commenced with the Guard of Honour, followed by the flag hoisting by our Chief Guests – Mr. Abhinav Singh, the First School Captain, Batch 1997, and our Vice Chairperson, Mrs. Anjali Jaipuria. It was an overwhelming day full of warmth as we welcomed back into school, our 1997 alumni from the first batch, who led the march past as well.
Today was a day that will go down in the history of the school, as the stone marking the evolution of Seth M.R. Jaipuria School, Gomti Nagar into a School of Conscious Transformation was laid down by the Vice Chairperson, Mrs. Anjali Jaipuria.
She also spoke about Integral Education, transforming from within, ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and the life and works of Sri Aurobindo. Principal, Mrs. Promini Chopra, added to the same by presenting the evolution of India through the years. Ma’am pointed out the emergence of the nation as an economic powerhouse, with the biggest talent pool, pharmaceutical competency and growing space technology.
Filled with nostalgia, the Alumni, Batch 1997, addressed the august gathering, crediting the school and the teachers for providing to them, a rock solid foundation. They inspired the students to cherish the years ahead, practice and participate, and discover themselves.
The day’s events involved motivational dance performances, speeches, songs, and poetry in Hindi and English, along with a presentation of the martial art, Taekwondo, which is taught in school. Students performed the story of Sri Aurobindo’s life pertaining to Mother India in the English language, as well as recreated scenes from India’s struggle for freedom through a Hindi play. Another dramatisation of Sri Aurobindo’s speeches and discussions was expressed on stage in Sanskrit.
Bringing the day’s proceedings to a closure, the national song played by the school orchestra and finally, the flash mob filled the audience with immense energy and nationalistic fervour.