REPUBLIC DAY was celebrated with traditional fervour at various schools and colleges in the City on Friday.
Sagar Public School
The Saket Nagar branch of Sagar Public School (SPS) celebrated Republic Day with spectacular performances by Sagarites. Principal Dr Jaishree Kanwar after hoisting the tricolour stressed the inculcation of true patriotic feelings amongst children and urged Sagarites to be truthful and devoted to the cause of national integration.
The school march past was inspected by HRD Director KK Dubey and Administrative Officer Dr Anil Srivastav.
Commendable performances by Sagarites included physical education demonstration, Bharatnatyam presentation, patriotic song and pyramid formation. At the end of the programme, Kaveri House, represented in green was adjudged best marching contingent.
Red Rose Group of Schools
Students, teachers and staff members of Red Rose Group of schools celebrated Republic Day with a sprit of devotion towards the motherland. Founder Red Rose Group of Schools Manjula Ponda hoisted the national flag at the main Berasia Road branch and at the Lambakheda branch.
At both places the flag hoisting was followed by the national anthem. Red Rose, Trilanga Principal Dolifie Monterio hoisted the national flag at the Trilanga branch. Red Rose Karond Principal Lateefa Ahmed hoisted the national flag at the school.
World Way School
To commemorate the 58th Republic Day World Way International School organised a colourful programme. School principal Aruna congratulated the students for a wonderful show and stressed the need for dutifulness, brotherhood and cooperation.
The programme ended with a prize distribution ceremony where efforts of the students in various fields were acknowledged and appreciated. The day is also the school’s foundation day and a picnic was organised at Fun City.
Carmel Convent, BHEL
Republic Day was celebrated at Carmel Convent SS School, BHEL with great zeal and patriotism. School Principal Sister Noel, hoisted the National Flag which was followed by the national anthem and the pledge.
NCC cadets marched in tune and step to the rhythm of the band and this synchronised parade stirred patriotic feelings of the gathering. A special assembly was organised by students of Class VIII. This included prayers, patriotic songs, thoughts and other cultural programmes. ‘Unity in Diversity’ – a dance panorama by talented young dancers was indeed a feast for the eyes.
Nikita Anand, a student of Class XI expressed her views on the role of youth in the progress of our nation. School principal Dr Sister Noel, in her message encouraged students to fight against social evils that were curbing the nation’s progress. Students who excelled in academics and other co-curricular activities were also endowed and honoured. The programme concluded with a patriotic song inspiring the gathering to respond to the motherland’s call.
Delhi Public School
At Delhi Public School (DPS), the annual awards ceremony marked the 58th Republic Day. The national flag was hoisted by senior physician Dr N P Mishra and a cultural programme was held.
Students who scored above 85 per cent marks for five consecutive years were honoured with star blazers. Principal Ajay Sharma delivered the welcome address. Pro vice-chairman H M Gupta and Director Finance Alok Kumar Saxena honoured the students. Headmistress Vinita Malik was also present.
Member of Minority Commission Bhagwandas Ahuja hoisted the national flag at the Republic Day function organised at the Jagrati Higher Secondary School at Ashoka Garden. The day was celebrated at the Surabhi Pre School for the Deaf in the presence of senior branch manager of State Bank of India Deep Chand Malviya, who unfurled the national tricolour. Corporator Swati Kaushal and others were present.
The children of Theodosian Academy celebrated Republic Day with full fervour and enthusiasm. Rev. Fr. Bruno, the chief guest of the program, hoisted flag and saluted the March past. Various cultural programmes based on patriotism were presented by the students including dances, songs etc.
Besides these activities, a patriotic scene “Bharatmata” marked the function in which students presented Bharatmata with various national problems. The chief guest Fr. Bruno distributrd prizes of the Calligraphy Competition which was held on 9th January, 2007. The Principal Sr. Clarita, Sr. Manoja, teaching staff and other eminent guests were also present. Sweets were also distributed among the children on this auspicious occasion.
At Barkatullah University, vice-chancellor Prof R S Sirohi hoisted the flag. Speaking on the occasion, the vice-chancellor spoke about the provisions of the constitution and the importance of following it.
He also spoke about maintaining discipline in educational institutions and said the incident like the one that occurred at the university hostel should not be repeated. Faculty members and students were present.
Principal Dolly Malhotra hoisted the national flag at the Government Benazir College of Science and Commerce. The principal also felicitated students excelling in extra curricular activities. They included best sportsperson Sumant Singh, best NSS volunteer – Pramod Rai, best NCC students – Sumant Singh and best overall student – Padmadev. The staff later participated in the Government R-Day function at Lal Parade Ground.
IES College of Pharmacy
At the IES College of Pharmacy, the national flag was unfurled by college chairman B S Yadav. Speaking on the occasion Yadav elaborated about the future plans of the college.
The Republic Day function at the Chitransh ADPG College was celebrated in the presence of Sadhvi Dhameshwari Devi of Barsana, former vice-chancellor of Sagar University Dr Santosh Shrivastava and corporator Alok Sanjar. Speaking on the occasion, the Sadhvi said that the nation needs self-discipline and spiritual discipline to flourish.
Sagar Institute of Research & Technology
At the Sagar Institute of Research and Technology, director Prof R K Mani hoisted the flag followed by recitation of national anthem by those present. A cultural programme was also held.
Principal Dr Shrihari Agrawal, principal of Pharmacy section Dr P K Shrivastava and registrar Col Raj Kumar were also present.