India’s 71st Independence Day was celebrated by Sarvanaman Vidya Mandir with great enthusiasm and due patriotic fervour. The chief guest – Mr. Khumansinh Vansiya, ex-minister of Gujarat, was accompanied by the school principal and members of school management as he hoisted the national flag. School principal Mr. Govind Borade welcomed the chief guest and other dignitaries who graced the occasion. Cultural activities were held and the gathering was treated with spectacular musical feats. Speeches by a student and a teacher not only glorified the unsung heroes of Indian struggle for independence, but also threw light on various tasks to be undertaken by the present students who are the future citizens of the country. The programme concluded with the speech by the chief guest who spoke to the gathering about the sanctity of the occasion and the role to be played by the youth in furthering the development of independent India.