The Standard X exams mark the end of empathy for the freedom struggle for today's citizens of tomorrow, and Amar Chitra Katha is long gone, so Independence is mostly something that's also there for contemporary youth. So it's nice when the government tries to get a message across - only, does it have to be so lo-profile?
The Department of Culture is organizing a number of cultural programs like patriotic ballets, dramas and songs on the occasion of the 54th Independence Day. The highlight will be a musical show by college students with the theme "Sare Jahan Se Achcha". Students of various colleges will participate in this program, aimed at inculcating a sense of patriotism among them.
Freedom fighters will also be felicitated on the occasion. Boyi Beemanna, noted writer, and the the mother of Kargil war martyr Major Padmaphani Acharya will be specially felicitated on the occasion. Some prominent personalities of the public and the private sectors will speak about the greatness of this day on the occasion.
Please contact Appa Rao at 324-2482 for further details.