Schools bands to start performing at National War Memorial from today to celebrate its third anniversary on 25th February

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School bands will start performing at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on a regular rotation basis from February 23, 2022. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has prepared a schedule of school bands in consultation with Ministry of Education and Government of NCT of Delhi to perform at the NWM to celebrate the third anniversary of the iconic monument on February 25, 2022. The schedule of the school bands performances at NWM is as follows:


S. No.

Performance by School Bands

School Name




February 23, 2022

1700 hrs

Shri Thakurdwara Balika Vidyalaya, Ghaziabad


February 24, 2022

1630 hrs

Indirapuram Public School, Ghaziabad


February 25, 2022

1710 hrs

VSPK International School, Delhi


February 26, 2022

1630 hrs

The Mann School, Delhi


February 27, 2022

1630 hrs

DAV Centenary Public School, Ghaziabad


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had dedicated the NWM to the nation on February 25, 2019. To celebrate the third anniversary, Ministry of Defence, in collaboration with Ministry of Education, took a decision of school band performances at NWM. The objective of this initiative is to inculcate the values of patriotism, devotion to duty, courage and sacrifice among the school children and increase the participation of people, especially the youth, so that they experience the various facets associated with the iconic war memorial. It carries forward the vision of the Veer Gatha project, which was jointly organised by Ministries of Defence & Culture to raise awareness among children about the gallant stories of the war heroes and instil the feeling of nationalism in their formative years through enhanced exposure.

The Ministry of Education has also requested the Education Departments of all States/Union Territories to select one band from the schools of their respective states to perform in coordination with Directorate of National War Memorial & Museum, Headquarter Integrated Defence Staff (NWM&M, HQ IDS), as a part of regular schedule. The CBSE is coordinating with all the schools in coordination with Ministry of Defence.




    Source PIB