Independence Day was celebrated with fervour and gaiety at the Fort. It was yet again an exhibition of the unmatched spirit of Scindians and their indomitable spirit. The celebration started with the arrival of the Chief Guest, Mr Rajesh Dandotiya, Additional Superintendent of Police, Gwalior, who was escorted by the smartly turned out boys, on horseback. He was received by the Principal, Mr Ajay Singh and the other members of the senior management. While addressing the gathering, the Chief Guest expressed his gratitude for being a part of the momentous occasion. Thereafter, the Scindian fraternity left for the Astachal, the spiritual centre of the School, where Mayank Choudhary, the Senior School Prefect, welcomed the gathering, especially the Old Boys and their families. Floral tributes were paid to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, which was followed by some thought provoking pieces and soulful singing. The silence at Astachal provided space for soul searching and to gather the internal strength to persevere for being better, individually and as a community.