EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES, social service groups and different organisations coloured the City with patriotic programmes on Republic Day on Friday.
BARLI DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR RURAL WOMEN
The celebration here began with flag hoisting. Four physically challenged tribal women - Dhurki Narve, Reena Solanki, Krishna Dodwe and Rajkumari Mourya - hoisted the flag.
Institute director Dr Janak Palta McGilligan and manager James R McGilligan were present on this occasion. Trainees from 33 villages of Dhar, Jhabua, Dewas, Khargone, Gwalior, Khandwa, Barwani and Indore participated in the function. A cultural programme was also held after the flag hoisting.
SRI SATHYA SAI
The day was celebrated with much gaiety and fervour on the school premises. Standard Public School director Nripendra Jha unfurled the national flag. The students sang patriotic songs and also staged some cultural programmes.
Principal S N Patwardhan exhorted the students to respect their motherland and contribute to its glory and progress. Jha urged the students to understand their Constitution and work hard for the country. School secretary S K Sachdeva and member of governing body Jai Chandani were also present. Mun Mun Telang conducted the programme and Nitya Chhabra proposed the vote of thanks.
BHAVAN’S PROMINENT SCHOOL
Prof H N Gupta paid homage to martyrs of Indian freedom struggle on this occasion. The students participated in a quiz competition held to increase their knowledge about the country and also presented different programmes.
BAUDHHIST YUVA SANGATHAN
The members of Sangathan offered floral tributes to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar on the occasion. The members gathered near the statue of Dr Ambedkar on AB Road and discussed his role in framing the Constitution of India. Sangathan managing director Deepak Maheshram, director Nand Kishore Dahekar and Jitendra Meshram were present on this occasion.
Bal Krishna Gajbhiye, Ajay Borkar, Bharat Sahare, Sanjay Jivne, Rajesh Meshram and others participated in the programme.
LAURELS SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL
The day was celebrated with great enthusiasm at both the senior and junior campuses of the school. The celebrations were coupled with annual sports day. School director Dr John M Chacko and Jaya Chacko unfurled the tricolour. School principal Dr Anshu Deshmukh encouraged the students to work to earn global recognition for the country.
The students presented Yoga, karate, march-past and PT. Dr Chacko announced some additional sports facilities for the students. Winners of different competitions were announced in the end.
LIONS CLUB OF
Club president Umakant Garg and secretary Anil Khandelwal paid tribute at the replica of India Gate erected at Regal Square on Republic Day. Club member Ganesh Choudhary presented national flags and sweets to the public. Choudhary arranged to pick up all the fallen flags as a mark of respect for the nation.
SCHOLAR’S YARD SCHOOL
Colourful programmes were the main attraction of the celebration. School director Prakash Nandedkar hoisted the flag. Principal Umesh Mishra felicitated the meritorious students in the programme. Nandedkar spoke about the lives of great Indian leaders and explained the meaning of rights and duties mentioned in the Constitution to the students.
SPARC CONVENT SCHOOL
“Every Indian must consider the progress of nation as his own progress. Children must understand the fact that they are the future of country.” Prakash Nandedkar said this as the chief guest at the programme in Sparc Convent School. Principal P Munshi recited some patriotic poems. The students recited poems and presented folk dances, songs and many patriotic programmes. Monica Pal conducted the programme and Dimpy Bhatia proposed the vote of thanks.
NATIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOL
The celebration here began with hoisting of national flag by head boy Mitesh Palrecha. School chairman Dr Badlani, academic director Cynthia James, director (Administration) V Khatwani and principal Sapna Chitnis were present on the occasion. The corridors of school echoed with patriotic songs. Students also presented aerobics and Yoga. Sandesh Mahajan, Ravindra Purohit and Sugandha Agrawal bagged awards for their performances. Dr Kishore Mittal was the chief guest and he administered oath to the new student’s council. Principal Sapna Chitnis exhorted the students to be morally upright.
RASHTRIYA VIDYA MANDIR
The school celebrated Republic Day in the presence of Chief Airport Security Officer Nirvirkar. School director Suraiya Siddiqui welcomed the guests. Nirvirkar stressed that students with humble backgrounds could also make it big with their determination and talent. Head boy Rahul Jain led the march-past and head girl Varsha Purswani conducted the programme.
SARAFA VIDYA NIKETAN
The students presented march-past and different cultural programmes. Narayandas Rajwani was the chief guest and Pankaj Barjatya introduced the guests. School managing committee chairman Krishnadas Jauhri presided over the programme. All students who excelled in academic, cultural and sports activities were awarded. School chairman Madanlal Nagar, secretary Mahendra Patidar and Shyam Sundar Nagar welcomed the guests. Kiran Vyas conducted the programme and principal Rajendra Singh Parihar proposed the vote of thanks.