WADALA, AUGUST 21, 2008: The 61st Independence Day of our country was celebrated by the students of St Joseph's High School with full gusto. The celebrations in the Primary Section were held on August 14, in the school auditorium. Fr. Anthony Pinto the Principal, Mrs. Marie Almedia Head of Primary Section and Ms. Nicole Britto Vice Principal, were the Guests of Honour. After the students assembled, Fr. Tony hoisted the National Tricolour. The National Anthem was sung with great patriotic feeling by one and all. The students staged a cultural programme consisting of a presentation on the national symbols of our country, a brief talk about great leaders of India, corruption and its significance, the meaning of the colours in our National Flag and the event culminated with a beautiful dance performed to a patriotic song. The Secondary Section too marked Independence Day with a fitting celebration. The honoured guest's for the function were Master Sanchit Telang, the first rank holder of the school at the 2008 SSC examinations, along with his proud parents Mr. Nitin and Mrs. Namita Telang. Mr. Nitin Telang did the honours of hoisting the Tricolour. The programme that followed started with a Marathi speech glorifying the beauty of our motherland. A short skit was presented emphasising the values that Mahatma Gandhi cherished. To add to the zest of the celebration, a patriotic song was sung to the soothing, rhythmic beat of the tabla. Master Sanchit expressed his sincere gratitude by thanking all the teachers for being a wonderful source of inspiration to help uncover his hidden potential and achieve his goal. Finally, Fr. Tony appreciated the efforts of each person who made this function a memorable one.