“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” With the same motto in mind, Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir, Bangalore South, celebrated the 72nd Independence Day of our country with unprecedented patriotic fervour on 15th August, 2018. The gamut of activities held on the Art of Living International Centre campus consisted of flag hoisting, speech, cultural programmes and an impressive March Past. The entire school along with Ved Agama Pathashala, Ved Vigyan Maha Vidya Peeth, Sri Sri Ayurveda College, etc. assembled at the Gurupadukavana for the celebrations. Our Poojya Gurudev, H.H. Sri Sri Ravishankar ji hoisted the Tricolour. The national anthem echoed in the entire campus. Our students enthusiastically participated and showcased their talents and patriotism by delivering a speech on the importance of the Independence Day, performing patriotic songs and swaying and dancing to the music which fills one with immense pride for his or her country. Indeed, it was a day of joy, a day to love and respect our country and make it a better place for Indians to live and experience the freedom, peace and unity in diversity. The celebrations have not only imparted joy to the students, but also the essence of patriotism, unity, brotherhood, secularism, sovereignty, etc.