Durgapur News Desk: 16 August 2017: On the occasion of India’s 71st Independence Day yesterday, Durgapur Adda Young Association (DAYA) organised an elocution contest on, “How independent we are after 70 years of Independence?”; basically to hear what the young Indians think on our Independence. The participants were restricted to students of Class XI onwards to graduation level.
The whole event was organised at the Children’s Academy Hall in C-Zone of Durgapur Steel Township. Students of DAV Model School, Durgapur Steel Carmel Convent School, Michael Madhusudan College and Guru Teg Bahadur Public School expressed their views and resounded their concern over the fact that India may have been able to get rid of the clutches of the British, but its people have hardly achieved independence.
Open house quiz on several facts that links India’s Independence generated much enthusiasm among the audience.
Though it was named as a competition, but prizes were given to all participants; because DAYA believes not in judging but in the restoration of voices of many. Most of the students who spoke on the occasion were apprehensive of independence of the Indians. One of the student was particular in raising his voice of concern over the confinement of Kashmiri’s, looting of the corporate world in Bastar and state-sponsored muscle flexing on what Indians should eat and not eat.
Speaking on the occasion, DAYA secretary stressed upon the need to know the history of the country and India’s struggle for independence. However he also said that in this age of internet we must try to read what historians from across the world have written on India’s struggle for freedom.
DAYA, the social welfare organisation formed from by the members of ‘Durgapur Adda’ facebook group begun its journey on 15 August 2015 and since then has constantly engaged itself not only in lending a helping hand for the lesser privileged but also in shaping the views of the society on a more scientific and rational path.