As India celebrated the 75th Independence Day of the nation, EIS celebrated “Jashn-e-atmanirbhar” to mark the occasion. Emphasizing freedom and self-reliance, the students of EIS took over the virtual space to express their pride and love for their country.

The celebration began with the customary flag hoisting ceremony, which was followed by lively performances by the students. The students beautifully demonstrated a heavenly conversation between Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, and Subhash Chandra Bose.  These Indian revolutionaries emphasized upholding the values of truth, non-violence, and patriotism to sustain a free India for the future.

The celebration was marked with cultural programs as well. Students performed classical dance and contemporary dance on patriotic tunes and enchanted the audience with their zestful performances. Students of EIS also lent a melodious voice to the occasion. 

The celebration turned into an enlightening one as students learned about the unsung heroes of the nation. Students shed light on the lives of Batukeshwar Dutt, Rani Gaidinliu, Ram Prasad Bismal, Khudiram Bose, and Potti Srimalu. RJ Sanchi of EIS expressed her joy through a few words of love and poetry on 95.3 Elpro FM. She shared her pride with the audience as she mentioned the Tokyo Olympic athletes, who instilled a sense of inspiration amongst the younger generation.

Dr. Amrita Vohra, Director-Principal of EIS, congratulated the EIS community on the 75th Independence Day of India. Highlighting the theme of the occasion, she expressed her views on ‘atmanirbharta’ and said, “Independence in itself is a tricky word because it is synonymous with responsibility.” She encouraged students to assume responsibility by being self-reliant and added, “We have to have common goals so that all our efforts come together and contribute to the common goal through self-discipline, teamwork, and responsible action.”

The celebration came to an end with the national song of India. The echoes of ‘Vande Materam’ swelled everyone’s hearts with pride and ignited a spirit of patriotism amongst all.