“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded
by the oppressed.”
The National Day of France, also known as Bastille Day, is celebrated on July
14 every year. Known as La Fête Nationale or Le 14 Juillet in French, the day
is celebrated with fireworks and a parade. One of the most important days in
the history of the nation, it marks the fall of the Bastille, a military fortress
and political prison, then considered a symbol of the monarchy and armory.
Every year, traditional parades, fireworks and events, along with public
revelry, are held to mark the day, which is a symbol of unity among the
The French Club of PPSCIS celebrated this important day as a part of a
special assembly held on 14th July 2022. The assembly was conducted in
French and commemorated this historic day. Mast. Bharat Vignesh came on
stage and shared with the school how and why this day is celebrated and the
real significance of this day. This informative speech was followed by a poem
by Mast. Jihaan Mungra who spoke about the spirit of France and its people.
Miss Dhanishtha presented a very melodious song which is generally sung to
celebrate this day. The students of primary school also participated with
great enthusiasm and presented a patriotic poem in French.
Following the assembly students of primary and secondary school were
escorted to room no 11, one class at a time to witness the beautiful
decorations done by the French Club and also to see an informative
presentation on the celebration of Bastille’s Day in France. It was indeed a
visual treat to the eyes. The whole program was crisply arranged and ably
guided by our French Teacher Ms. Meghana Choksi. The celebration was
concluded by singing the French National Anthem and giving respect to
French men and their role in creating history.