St. Mary’s Convent Sr. Sec. School, Ajmer organised a programme to commemorate the sacrifices of our war heroes through the ‘meri matti mera desh’ campaign on 17th August 2023. As announced by the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi that India will culminate the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and begin with greater anticipation the journey to the next 25 years, S.M.A., Ajmer also joined the celebration. The culmination of the 75 years of independence celebration came at a time when India holds the presidency of G-20 for a year since December 2022. Under Women – 20, India plans to work towards greater empowerment of women.
Sr. Anusha, the principal warmly welcomed the honourable guests for the day and through her welcome address enumerated the causes S.M.A., Ajmer supports to enhance the feeling of unity, love and pride for the motherland among the school’s students. Sister then felicitated the dignitaries and other prominent guests.
The school celebrated India’s achievements through an enactment on a poem ‘Main Naye Bharat Ka Chehera Hoon’, and a dance on the popular song ‘Khoon mein teri mitti, mitti mein tera khoon’. The students also sang the beautiful song ‘mangal, mangal’ which is rendered usually by the members of the Inter-Faith Association, to show unity in our diversity, welfare of humanity and a desire to enhance feelings of brotherhood and peace.
The little angels of the primary classes exhibited their love for our motherland when they created the map our country on the school ground. They held in their hands religious symbols of diverse faiths followed in India showing our unity in diversity and peaceful co-existence.
An Amrit Vatika was set up as a symbolic representation of the one created in Delhi. Students from different families, different ethnicities and beliefs brought soil and plants from their homes which were placed around a larger potted plant from S.M.A. The members of the Inter-Faith Association and the dignitaries of the city administration took a keen interest in the activity and participated with enthusiasm.
Towards the end the head girl Samreen Chhabra proposed the vote of thanks and the CEO Zila Parishad, Mr. Lalit Goyal administered the pledge to make India a far more developed nation by 2047. Each and everyone sang the national anthem with great fervour.
The event was attended by the Divisional Commissioner, SDM, RTO, CEO-Zila Parishad, Mr. Prakash Jain (President of the Inter-Faith Association) and the religious heads of the Inter-Faith Association along with Rev. Fr. Cosmos Shekhawat.
At the end, the compere Ma’am Elvira Fernandez requested the guests to proceed for the inauguration of S.M.A.’s Herbal Vatika, initiated in the guidance of Sr. Anusha and Ma’am Meenakshi Malhotra (Biology Lecturer). The guests also inspected the hydroponics set-up established a year ago to promote soil-less cultivation.
The dignitaries, parents and media personnel then partook of the refreshments arranged.