IHS Celebrates India’s 70th Independence Day


Class 11 students planned this year’s Independence Day program. All gathered on the field in their whites to pay tribute to the Tricolour. The program started with a rendition of the Tamil patriotic song, ‘Annai Bhoomi Bharatham’, followed by the in-house band Absolute Zero performing an original piece entitled ‘1947’. The youngest members of the school, dressed in the traditional attire of various states, took center stage dancing to ‘Des Rangila.’ This was followed by a fusion dance by Senior School students to remix versions of ‘Jana Gana Mana’ and ‘Vande Mataram’, where they incorporated both contemporary and Bollywood style and Indian classical and martial arts moves. The proceedings concluded with excepts from Pandit Jawarhalal Nehru’s speech “India – Her Past and Future.” Around the campus, students put up banners featuring inspirational Indians. The day ended with a moonlight dinner in the gardens.