Celebrations were in full swing at Shemford Futuristic School, Pinjore with Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan on the same day. All hearts swelled with pride when the Tiranga fluttered high. The National Anthem echoed in the valley and resounded the faith of Unity in Diversity. Also, Raksha Bandhan has always been a long awaited festival at Shemford Futuristic School, Pinjore. A special assembly was conducted wherein the serenity and importance of Raksha Bandhan was shared with all. The message that Rakhi is a sacred thread of affectionate bond woven with love and care was effectively conveyed through a beautifully enacted skit. Prior to the day several week long activities were organized for the students to exhibit their love and affection for their siblings. The students of the Pre Primary and Primary wing were involved in decorating and colouring rakhi, thali decoration and making of rakhis for their brothers. It was indeed a treat to the eyes to see little hands at work for their dear brothers. With the preparation of thali for the festival, the roots of the rich heritage and culture of our country are strengthened in the youth of today. The students of the middle school and senior school participated in various activities like Hindi declamation, and class discussion on the importance of siblings in our lives. The keen approach to step forward and participate in such activities reflects the pious souls of our children.