Indian School Sohar celebrated the 74th Republic Day of India with zeal and stateliness on January 26, 2023. Republic Day is celebrated to mark the enforcement of the Constitution of India on 26 January 1950. The constitution of India, ensures a socialist, secular, democratic, and sovereign republic providing the citizens of the country with equal justice and liberty while promoting the values of fraternity.
The school campus was beautifully decorated with tricolor festoons to commemorate the day. The Chief Guest and President of the School Managing Committee, Mr. Abraham George and Treasurer of the School Managing Committee, Mr. Ajay Damani were welcomed by the Cultural Captains of the school with bouquets and badges. A plethora of activities were organised to infuse the spirit of brotherhood and patriotism among all gathered. The programme began by paying respect to the motherland with the song ‘Vande Mataram’ glorifying the land. The dance performance of our ‘Little Patriots’ on the song ‘Nanha Munna Rahi Hoon’ captivated the attention of the crowd. This patriotic aura was sustained by the inspirational and motivational speech given by the Principal, Ms. Sanchita Verma. She said that India succeeded as a democratic republic to become the largest democracy in the world because it upholds "Unity in Diversity." She also emphasized the need to remember the sacrifices made by the soldiers to protect the nation and its citizens.
Aman Saji was felicitated on the occasion for being the Gulf Topper with an astounding 99.8% in the Class X CBSE Board Examination 2021-22. He was awarded for this phenomenal success in the recently concluded CBSE Gulf Sahodaya Principals' Conference held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Principal, Sanchita Verma received the award on behalf of the school. Sagnik Bhattacharjee also received the proficiency award for scoring 95.8% in Class IX in the school.
The cultural programme continued with the song ‘Hind Des Ke Nivasi’ by the students of Classes III-V bringing out the essence of cultural diversity and the rich heritage of our motherland. The school choir dressed in traditional attire performed a prodigious job by singing a patriotic medley in six languages, which amazed the audience and awakened the spirit of patriotism in them.
Republic Day signifies the right spirit of an independent and unique India. Through the glimpses, ‘On This Day, in Our Country’, John Emmanuel of Class XI presented the success story of our country along with the diverse and prolific Republic Day celebrations in the capital city on Republic Day, making everyone proud and developing a sense of solidarity in all.
The students of classes VI–IX performed a graceful dance to illustrate the spirit of our constitution, which amazed the audience and strengthened their love for the country. The magnificent dance by the students of classes VI–VIII, "Watan Ke Vaaste," brought out the patriotism within the audience to its peak. The enthusiasm in the whole show was contagious and attracted a loud round of applause.
Overall, the programme was successful in bringing out the essence of Republic Day and the spirit of nationalism. It was appealingly anchored by the School Captains Aashna Puri and Aman Saji. The programme ended with the National Anthem of India and a sense of contentment and pride could be clearly seen on the faces of the audience as they left the school premises.
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