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Mangaluru, Aug 17 : ‘‘ May the flag of our country fly higher and higher each year as we mark the anniversary of our Independence. ’’

On the occasion of 74th Independence, St. Agnes Institutions gathered together at the college campus on August 15th to celebrate the event. The Chief Guest of the day Sr. Dr. Lydia Fernandes A.C , the Superior and the Joint Secretary of St. Agnes Institutions unfurled the national flag at 8:30a.m. The singing of the National Anthem echoed the entire campus. The principal of St. Agnes College Sr. Dr. Venessa A.C, the administrator of St. Agnes College Sr. Carmel Rita A.C, were the other dignitaries.

The programme began with the prayer service led by the college staff. Samrudhi, the Head Girl of St. Agnes CBSE School delivered a speech on the significance of the day and reminded the gathering to reflect over hard earned gift of Indian Independence. Sr. Dr Lydia Fernandes A.C in her speech mentioned the true meaning of freedom. The feeling of Mother India was awakened through a patriotic song.

In connection with this celebration, a series of online competitions were arranged for the students of SAS. These competitions were planned during the first week of August. They believe that the competitions are a fusion of talent, imagination, creativity and alertness. Traditional dress, card making, singing, fancy dress on national symbols and freedom fighters were some of the competitions conducted for the students’ upto grade 5. Grade 6 to 10 had role-play, poster making, drawing and tricolour badges. The winners and the participants were appreciated by giving e-certificate for their wonderful performance.

The Management and staff congratulate all the participants and value the contribution of the parents for inculcating patriotism in young minds.

Let’s celebrate the glory of a free India and uphold the pride and honour of being an Indian.

Winners of Salute India Competition:

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