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Independence Day 2019: Here is what you can do to heighten the patriotic fervour

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The Times Of India
14th August, 2019 14:34 IST

Speech, quiz contest, cultural events, debates are just some of the ways to celebrate India's 73rd Independence Day on August 15. Students are encouraged to participate in such events as it gives them a platform to express themselves.

Here are some pointers to help make the day memorable:

Make your speech topical

Go through the newspapers to shortlist a relevant topic. Daily events such as traffic regulation, waste management, plantation drive, and water management topics can be chosen to prepare a speech on Independence Day. Apart from regular topics, current affairs such as recent abrogation of Article 370, Chandrayan 2 launch, Wing Commander Abhinandan can also grab attention. This year, Independence Day is coinciding with Raksha Bandhan, hence the speech can also be centred around women's empowerment.

After finalising the topic, invest time on research. Always crosscheck the facts you have gathered from the internet with teachers to check on authenticity.

Tips to deliver an effective speech: Reciting the speech will not help you to connect with your audience. It always helps to add some anecdotes and make it relatable.

Quiz Contests

Participating in quiz contests is a great way to refresh your knowledge of History, Geography or Current Affairs. Dig out information from your school text books as well as the top stories on the internet.

Cultural events

Cultural programmes will add vibrance and help showcase students' talents in dance, skit and poem recitation. They can also portray the lives of freedom fighters and bring to life India's freedom struggle.

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