On the vibrant morning of August 15th, 2023, the college grounds resonated with patriotism and unity as Sacred Heart College came together to celebrate the 76th Independence Day of our nation. The event commenced at 8:30 a.m., marking a momentous occasion for all attendees.
The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. Gnanaraj, Office Assistant, recognized for his hard work and dedication to the institution. As the sun rose, students, faculty, and staff gathered, brimming with enthusiasm to pay tribute to the nation's freedom fighters and commemorate the struggles that led to India's independence.
The event began with the soul-stirring rendition of the "Thamizhthai Vazhthu,” which encapsulated the spirit of the occasion and invoked a deep sense of pride in our cultural diversity. The Additional Principal, Rev. Dr. K.A. Maria Arockiaraj, in his welcome address, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the attendees for joining the celebrations and highlighted the significance of Independence Day in fostering a sense of unity and patriotism among the college community.
The highlight of the morning was the unfurling of the Indian National Flag, by Mr. Gnanaraj. The tricolour fluttered majestically against the azure sky, symbolizing the sacrifices of countless freedom fighters who had dreamt of a free and sovereign India. Mr. Gnanaraj’s address was a stirring reflection on the significance of freedom and the responsibilities it entails. He spoke about the role of the youth in shaping the nation's future and urged everyone to embrace the principles of equality, justice, and inclusivity.
Following the flag hoisting, the college's NCC contingent showcased their discipline and precision through an impeccable drill performance, which left the audience awe-inspired. The synchronized movements of the cadets served as a reminder of the importance of dedication and teamwork in upholding the values of our nation.
It was followed by the release of Sacred Heart Times, Newsletter by the chief guest, Mr. Gnanaraj the Rector, Rev. Dr. Praveen Peter and the Additional Principal, Rev. Dr. K.A. Maria Arockiaraj. The event culminated with a heartfelt vote of thanks delivered by NCC Cadet Sowmya. Gratitude was expressed to the Chief Guest, faculty, staff, and students for their participation and efforts in making the celebration a resounding success. The Independence day celebration was organized and well-coordinated by Lieutenant, Dr. K. Sivakumar, NCC Officer.
As the sun reached its zenith, the resonating notes of the national anthem echoed across the college grounds, bringing the event to a close on a harmonious note. The attendees left with a renewed sense of patriotism and commitment to contribute to the growth and progress of the nation.
The 76th Independence Day celebration served as a reminder that the journey to a stronger and more prosperous India continues, driven by the collective efforts of its citizens.