Invigorating Independence day with the children at RBV
It was a misty morning on this landmark day as my family joined me to be part of the 15th August, Independence day celebrations at Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya (RBV). This was my first visit to RBV. We reached at about 08:15 and were greeted by the RBV Principal Ms Sudha. Our President Rtn. Vivek Prabhu and Ann Shalini were present at the school along with chairman of the school Rtn. Mohan Gunjar, Rtn. Meera Rtn. Ronald and Rtn. Shivshankar.
The school was colorfully decorated for the occasion and all the tiny tots were dressed in their finery. It was indeed quite heartwarming to see all the children in high spirits and raring to put up a good display.
Precisely at 08:30 the celebrations commenced with the melodious school band performing the march past and the salute given to our President by the Head Girl of RBV. Whilst this was in progress; our Secretary Rtn. Musten and Director of community Service Rtn. Deepak Nakra joined us. This was followed by the lighting of the lamp by the Rotarians, School management and local area dignitaries.
After that, our President hoisted the Indian flag and followed by a small award ceremony where the school recognized students who excelled in extracurricular activities. During this time, luckily, we were graced by some good sunshine which gave our secretary an opportunity to pull out his cool shades J!. At the same time, Rtn. Krishnan joined for the rest of the event.
The school kids put up an excellent cultural program including exercise drills; role play by a small girl as Rani Chennamma from Kittur; group dance recital by high school girls and boys which was filled with awe inspiring steps choreographed to Bollywood songs. I was completely enthralled by wonderful performance and would like to complement the efforts put in by the students and the teachers for an excellent show.
Post this lively cultural event President Rtn. Vivek Prabhu enthused the children and gathering in his wonderful stately manner. He emphasized to the children the need to be truthful, respect each other and to be caring.
The school proposed a vote of thanks after this enthralling show as they did not want us to be late for the RCB’s Independence Day celebrations at RHF.
It was memorable morning well spent with the kids of the RBV and compliment the RBV management for putting up an excellent show on 72nd Independence Day. JAI HIND!!!
Rtn. Seshukumar Achanta