The Union ministry of human resources development (MHRD) has asked every government school in each state to celebrate ‘Azadi-70 zara yaad karo kurbani’ till August 23 to inculcate patriotic spirit among students.
The MHRD has also asked every school to encourage students to take part in the activities. Schools have also been directed to make students sing the National Anthem at 11 am on August 23.
The letter stated that schools might also cover events of freedom movement of 1857 and the independence struggle.
The activities in which the students can take part include painting of greeting cards for the jawans posted at the border stations and they could be sent to the nearby army post office so that they reach the jawans. Students may also take a mass tree plantation drive, which could inculcate the idea of sustainable development among the students.
Schools are also advised to invite resource persons, who can talk to the students on the freedom movement of 1857 and the Independence struggle. The resource persons could include writers, academics and persons from the defence forces (retired or serving).
The other activities may include painting competition, elocution competition, essay writing competition, play with freedom movement as theme, slogan writing competition and patriotic song competition.