On the 15th of August children, teachers, staff and family members at the Chingari trust celebrated Independence day commemorating the India’s independence from the British Empire on the 15th August 1947. some of the children at Chingari were chosen to march in a procession before the national flag was hoisted by Apa and Didi (Rashida Bee and Champa Devi Shukla). There followed a small speech by Apa and Didi and an educational and cultural programme for the children. This featured a a song sung by Zaid and Kasheesh, a group performance by Alisha, Kausar and Afreen and a tabla (percussion instrument) performance by one of the Chingari children, Devesh, who played the tabla in five different styles. To finish of the celebrations a small skit on patriotism, where Shifon played the character of a soldier fighting for his country. all the celebrations were accompanied by refreshments for the children. Videos of some of the festivities can be seen below.