The Scindia School celebrated the 72nd Independence Day of the Nation on Wednesday, the 15th of August 2018 with gusto. The celebrations began with the arrival of the Chief Guest Mr. Rahul Kulshreshtha, an eminent Old Boy and President Central SOBA, who inspected the smartly turned out contingent of the parade, which was led by the Old Boys of the batch of 2003. The Principal, Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat in his welcome address mentioned that instead of looking at our glorious past we as a community must look forward, as continuity is the key for survival for any community. He pressed upon the significance of prosperity, which should not only be material but also mental and spiritual.<br>
The Chief Guest expressed his gratitude for being invited at such a momentous occasion and through an anecdote shared how the Scindia School was pivotal in shaping his personality. Mr. Kulshreshtha fondly remembered his days in School and urged the students to develop a never say die attitude. After the formal ceremonies of the day, the Scindia fraternity congregated at Astachal – the spiritual centre of the School, where floral tributes were paid to Mahatma Gandhi. A solemn prayer ceremony was organised to revisit the ideology of the great men of the past so as to draw inspiration from them to take the country ahead. The Principal took the opportunity to felicitate the Chief Guest, Mr. Kulshreshtha with a token of gratitude which was followed by an address by Mr. Mohit Jain, a representative of the batch of 2003. The programme culminated with the observance of silence, so that one could look within.<br>
After the formal proceedings of the day the members of staff, Old Boys and the Prefectorial Body enjoyed an informal interaction over breakfast at the Principal’s residence.