Like all of India, the Ave Maria School commemorated on August 15 the fact that independence from the British empire was gained in 1947. But the celebration of India’s birth as a sovereign nation was not limited to just the hoisting of the national flag. Parades and dance performances by the school children, speeches on the struggle for freedom and beautiful decorations made it an unforgettable day. The school children had practised for weeks on their marching orders and dance steps and put up a great show for a varied crowd. Besides teachers, children, their parents and several international guests volunteering for AID India, the Independence ceremony was also attended by Mr. Meenakshi Sundaram, the highest representative of the Satankulam police force.