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ST JOSEPH?S Co-Ed School, Arera Colony, celebrated the 57th Republic Day of the country with fervour and enthusiasm. Archbishop of Bhopal His Grace Dr Pascal Topno hoisted the National Flag at the school ground and took salute.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2006 12:43 IST

ST JOSEPH’S Co-Ed School, Arera Colony, celebrated the 57th Republic Day of the country with fervour and enthusiasm. Archbishop of Bhopal His Grace Dr Pascal Topno hoisted the National Flag at the school ground and took salute.

Various programmes marked the Republic Day. The students of Class VIII took out a spectacular march past, which was followed by a beautiful dance. Two children delivered Republic Day speeches on the occasion.

The Archbishop, in his address, urged the students to work for the development of the country. He said, “Students have a big role to play in the progress of a country; this is an era of hope filled with challenges; we can overcome any challenge if we remain united; we can achieve success if we work harder.”

The Class VII students of the school presented a PT display, which was followed by another dance. One more dance was presented by the students of middle section. School principal Fr Maria Stephen, Manager Fr Abraham, Headmistress Sr Mercy, Head Coordinator Sr Julie, sisters, parents, staff members and a large number of students were present.

Carmel Convent School, BHEL:

Republic Day was celebrated at Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School, BHEL with a spirit of devotion towards the motherland. The school principal Sister Noel hoisted the National Flag. The students of Class VI presented a prayer service on Republic Day and its significance. The school choir sang songs in the spirit of patriotism.

The students of Class III performed a Rajasthani folk dance, rejoicing on the auspicious occasion. The students of Class II too came forward with a variety of programmes to express their feelings for their motherland.

Sr. Noel in her address wished the students a bright future and expressed the importance of being a true Indian and added that we all should be proud to be Indians. She said that the culture of India lies in the heart and soul of every Indian. Her speech was inspiring and thought provoking. Pallavi Shukla of Class XI was awarded as the best student on the occasion.

The grand finale for the day was ‘Vande Mataram’, a perfect blend of all states and religions.

Campion School:

Campionites celebrated Republic Day with zeal and fervour. The National Tricolour was unfurled by Principal Dr Panka Toppo S.J. Patriotic songs and speeches marked the occasion. Second vice-principal Ojha reminded the students about the progress the nation had made in the recent years.

He called upon the students to develop a sense of belonging and loyalty towards the nation. He underlined the importance of Satyamev Jayate. Ojha exhorted the students to remember that truth always triumphs and to strive towards excellence in every sphere of life.

Anand Vihar School:

Republic Day was celebrated with patriotic zeal and gusto at Anand Vihar School. The chief guest on this occasion was Secretary MP Board of Secondary Education. He unfurled the National Flag and was given the guard of honour. He reviewed the march past by the NCC cadets. Chairperson of the school management committee Archana Bagchi welcomed and introduced the guest.

The senior students presented a PT display followed by a band display. It was cosmic spectrum depicting issues as diverse as the innocence of village folks and terrorism. Their display conveyed the message that we can create harmony through joy, hope and sincerity. Patriotic group songs by the senior students invoked the feeling of patriotism in the atmosphere.

Meritorious students were awarded prizes for their excellent performance in academics, sports and NCC. J N Malpani and Suman Malpani gave away the prizes. Vote of thanks was proposed by Wing Commander E Jordan.

Sharda Vidya Mandir:

Republic Day celebration at Sharda Vidya Mandir took place with zest and fervour. Director of the School Ms Savitri Natarajan hoisted the National tricolour. Patriotic songs were presented by the children to mark the occasion. In her speech Ms Natarajan urged the students to drew inspiration from the life of our great leaders and become able citizens. An essay writing competition for senior students, a drawing, and painting competitions for junior students were held along with other competitions.

International Public School:

Myriad cultural programmes marked the Republic Day celebrations at the International Public School.

The Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya Vice Chancellor Prof MC Gupta, who was the chief guest, hoisted the flag. Children of various age groups enthralled the audience with their scintillating performances. Prof Gupta hailed the efforts of the children and staff and stressed upon children to develop critical thinking and creativity. The principal of the school B N Trisal welcomed the guests and the function ended with the distribution of sweets.

Mother Teresa Co-Ed School:

Republic Day was celebrated at Mother Teresa School with a feeling of patriotism and fervour. The chief guest Rev Fr Anand Muttungal, President State Religious Minority Committee was welcomed by the Teresa family amidst applause and to the accompaniment of the symphony of the musical club of the school.

The students presented a variety of entertainment programmes displaying and exhibiting their physical and mental skills. The Chairman of the school BS Bajpai congratulated the staff and the students’ community for the excellent show and display of discipline.

World Way International School:

The R-Day celebrations at the World Way International School took place with enthusiasm and fervour. Principal P. Chakraborty gave a stirring speech on freedom struggle. He said that the R-Day is a day to draw inspiration from the lives of freedom fighters and patriots. He urged the children to reach up to great height like the great national leaders and said that it was possible through sheer hard work and discipline.

He said that as the nation celebrates its 57th Year, World Way has also completed another successful year. He said that this year we not only celebrate Republic day and school foundation day, but also rejoice on being a CBSE affiliated school.

Retired Director General Income Tax Asit Chandra was the chief guest on the occasion. The children presented variety of programmes.

First Published: Jan 28, 2006 12:43 IST