Being born in a free country, living and breathing in free
air is a privilege which only the present generation enjoys. It is therefore
significant for the children of present times to have a glance at the great
leaders of our nation and our beautiful nation itself. Patriotism towards one’s own motherland is an
exemplary attribute that should be inculcated in children. Since children can
imbibe any quality with ease, patriotism can be strengthened from its roots by
teaching children about our nation.
Engrossed students watch videos
With this spirit, NSS IIT Roorkee organized a video
screening on the 68th Independence Day, August 15, 2014 which was
held at the Prerna room in Mandi cell. The underprivileged students in and
around Roorkee attended this event. This video screening portrayed the freedom
fighters of India who have shed their blood for liberty of the nation like
Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh and many others .It is vital
to acquaint the children of our country with the history of our freedom and
educate them about it. Only then can the sapling of liberty and freedom,
watered by the blood of these patriots, flourish into a tree.
Volunteer takes the quiz
The videos brought the forty children present there into
great attention. It was followed by a brief quiz about the freedom fighters.
The students took part in this quiz with utmost enthusiasm. The ones who gave
the right answer were given goodies like chocolates, pens, books etc. This
motivated other students to also perform their best. Besides this, a competition
on delivering a speech on any one freedom fighter was conducted. Here too, the
students participated with a lot of zeal and were distributed goodies.
Our flag honours those who have fought to protect it and this event was a reminder of sacrifice of our nation. It is our responsibility to educate the children of our freedom struggle so that they imbibe value of patriotism in them. It is our duty to the nation, the flag and we must abide by it.