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IHC - Children's Day Celebrations

  It has been more than 2 years now since we started working on Indian Heroes Calendar (IHC). After working on over 200+ stories for over a year, we had started 'Fun with Heroes' online sessions to tell stories about India's heroes to the young generation. After conducting sessions for a over a year, we decided to take a break. Recently, Sanskriti School reached out through its Parents Outreach program to conduct similar session for their students. We decided to cover four stories of heroes from different fields that would create interest in these students. Finally, the session was conducted as a part of the Children's Day celebrations on Nov 14, 2022. Students of classes 4, 5 and 6 attended this online session. We covered following stories: Jawaharlal Nehru Subedar Joginder Singh Dr Verghese Kurien Jamsetji Tata The sessions included Fun Q & A and even a Quiz (link below). Students showe

Flash Back - The 50th Anniversary of Indian Independence

The entire India is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav  - 75 years of Independence. The special occasion has rejuvenated the spirit of nationalism in Indians and many events are being planned to commemorate the landmark. On this occasion, let me tell you the story of the celebrations happened on the 50th Independence anniversary in 1997 from the eyes of a 15 year old boy. Now, how did a 15-year was a witness to the grand celebrations that happened in Delhi in the night of August 14, 1997? In June 1997, Gujarat SSC board examination results were announced. To the surprise of many, this boy was a joint state topper. This itself is an interesting story, but let's do it some other time. The result brought invitations to many events in the life of that boy throughout the next year. Luckily the year was 1997, and the Indian government was planning to celebrate the 50th Independence anniversary in a grand scale. They had scheduled a grand event on the eve of Independence, and invited del