Navy Day Celebration
Indian Navy day: A day to celebrate the deep spirit of our water warriors
The Indian Navy day is celebrated on December 4th every year to commemorate operation trident which was undertaken by Indian Navy during the Indo-Pak war in the year 1971 when the Indian naval missile boats attacked the Karachi harbor and the most important point of this operation was, despite of being one of the toughest operations in naval history, when Pakistan`s navy had submarines like PNS Gazi, no Indian sailor lost his life while carrying out this operation. The great Maratha emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is also known as the Father of Indian Navy due to his strong naval presence on the Konkan coasts of Goa and Maharashtra as early as 17th century.
This year we at Shree H.J. Gajera School English Medium School, celebrated Indian Navy Day by organizing some activities for our learners of grade 1 to 7. The learners of first and second grade colored the boats and steamers. They enjoyed a lot while participating in this activity. The pupils of third and fourth grade prepared crafty beautiful boats by using eco-friendly materials like matchsticks and the left over wooden sticks post eating ice candies. They exhibited their creativity and expressed their gratitude towards the Indian Naval Service. But everyone knows the importance of physical fitness to be a person serving in Indian navy so the learners of grade 5th, 6th and 7th took part in mass assembly where they performed some physical exercise. By doing this they became aware about the hard work an officer does to represent the nation by joining the armed forces. Moreover, the scholars of grade 7th also delivered speech on the importance of naval forces in a nation. Our respected Principal, Vice-principal shared their views on the importance of Indian Navy in our lives. Also few educators shared their feelings of appreciation towards the naval forces.
"The Navy is much more than a job; much more than service to the country. It is a way of life. It gets in your blood." Keeping this in their mind, the Men in White works constantly to safeguard us from and natural or man-made calamities which befall on us. The sole purpose behind this activity was to teach students to be grateful to the Navy. Also the mission was to establish the feeling of patriotism in their hearts and to make them understand that we as a nation of over a billion people sleep peacefully because we have our army on our borders, air force in the sky and navy deep in the sea who are working non-stop for us far away from their family and they do not regret it, but on contrary feel proud to protect the nation and its civilians and to make the students understand that whatever we do for them is never going to be enough. However, they expect nothing else except respect and pride, which we as the citizens must have because this is the least thing we can do for them.
“Freedom in mind & words, Pride in our hearts, Memories in our souls, Lets salute, the nation on Navy Day!”