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A record, students to march with 70 national flags in city

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Aug 12, 2016: After unfurling a mega 305-metre-long national flag last year on Independence Day, the Saraswat Education Society is set to mark the day with another unique event this year. Nearly, 700 students of educational institutions run by the society, will take out a procession with 70 national tricolours to signify the 70th Independence Day. City police chief M Chandra Sekhar will hand over the flags to the students at Ganpathy School premises.


Mahesh L Bondal, secretary of the society, media  that educational institutions run by the society have a history of 145-years and the society always tries to get its students exhibit their patriotic zeal in myriad ways. "Educational institutions have a vital role to play in inculcating patriotic zeal among students and realizing this, we have decided that this year, we will celebarte Independence Day in this unique way,"Mahesh said.

Students from Ganapathy English Medium School, Ganapathy High School, Ganapathy PU College, Anandashram High School and Parijnan PU College will take part in this activity. Chandra Sekhar will hand over the flags to NCC students of Ganapathy PU College, who in turn will take out a procession from the school to Hamapankatta Circle, K S Rao Road, Sharavu Temple Road and back to the Ganapathy school premises on GHS Road, Bondal said.

Recalling that the initiative to unfurl the 305-metre long national flag last year had a positive impact on the students of institutions run by the society, Mahesh said such efforts also go a long way in instilling self-confidence among students to handle events of this magnitude, in addition to their classroom education. This effort is a tribute to all those who sacrificed their lives to get freedom.