September 5, 2018
Independence Day holds tremendous ground in the list of national days, since it reminds every Indian about the dawn of a new beginning, the beginning of an era of deliverance from the clutches of British colonialism. It was on 15 Aug 1947 that India was declared an independent country.
In order to pay homage to our great leaders and those who fought for India’s freedom in the past, Manthan-Sampoorna Vikas Kendra organised a special program at all four Manthan SVKs operational in Bihar state of India, on 15 Aug 2018 on the eve of Independence Day. Manthan-Sampoorna Vikas Kendra, an initiative by Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan is continuously working towards the overall development of under privileged children by imparting them holistic education.
Our chief guest Mohammad Kadir (Sarpanch), Pintu (Mukhiya), preachers of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, parents and well-wishers attended the celebration. The day started with flag hoisting by our chief guests. Various cultural activities were conducted with the aim of inculcating the feeling of patriotism amongst the students. Naman- Aarti was performed to pay tribute to freedom fighters who sacrificed their all for us. The function was then followed by the dance performance by the children on patriotic songs. They also sang patriotic songs. The students also did a play showing importance of education that how education is the best tool to eradicate social evils like terrorism, corruption, alcoholism etc from the society. The speeches full of inspiration were delivered by the preachers of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan in which they spoke about the significance of this day, about the patriots and their struggle and urged the students to become a responsible citizen of the country. They said that of course if required, we must sacrifice our lives too for the nation but this is not the only way to express your love towards nation. By giving an instance of an idiom “Every change starts with a small step” they said there are a plenty of things you can do to serve your country like do not litter around, try to be respectful to all people, never ever disrespect your country, etc. Also the preachers thanked the sponsors who are indirectly helping in making India’s future bright by sponsoring a kid’s education. Highlighting the importance of education the preachers also said how education is must for a promising and a stable life, plays a major role in women empowerment, makes you self-dependent and confident, contributes in social harmony and peace and thus makes nation a complete Independent nation.
The programme was concluded with a pledge to the nation, and the national anthem. Students gave thank you cards to their respective sponsors. Sponsors and guests appreciated the efforts of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan’s team. They also offered support in future also. All this has been achieved through the grace and inspiration of His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, the Head and founder of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan.