Freedom in the mind, Faith in the works, Pride in our souls……… Every citizen of India is aware that 15th August is the day when India got its independence from the British rule to become a free country. On this fortunate day, we celebrated the 71st year of independent India with great patriotism. The members of the Gold House, under the guidance of their House Patron, Tr. William D’Souza, took up the responsibility of celebrating this day with great zeal. To commemorate the sovereignty of our nation, the Chief Guest, Mr. Rockson Fernandes, unfurled the tricolour flag, followed by the singing of the National Anthem, thereby expressing the joy of our freedom. A Patriotic Song sung by the students of the Primary Section, a Street Play, a Patriotic Song and a Patriotic Dance performed by the students of the Secondary Section added flavour to the programme. During the programme, Ms. Geeta Rathod and Mast. Versly Paes were awarded Best Athlete of the Year 2016-17. The newly appointed N.C.C. students of Std.VIII then took the Oath which was followed by the Vote of Thanks proposed by the Captain of the Gold House, Ms. Prajwala Harmalkar. Ms.Dorothy D’Souza compered the programme. Indeed, it was a day of joy, a day to love and respect our country and fellow Indians and pledge to make India a better place for our countrymen to enjoy freedom, peace and unity.