At the dawn of history, India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. Through good and ill fortune alike she [India] has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength.
- Jawaharlal Nehru
Delhi Public School celebrated its 70th Republic day with great sense of pride and glory by inaugurating Prabhat Pheri procession organized at IOB colony, which is located around five kilometers away from the school campus. Despite of the cold nip in the air, the entire DPS fraternity gathered sharp at 7:00 am for the procession led by our venerable Headmaster Mr. Ahamad Azad accompanied by the school Head girl and Head boy followed by the designated classes from V to XI respectively raising slogans on patriotism with placards and national flags. To add zeal and nationalistic fervor, our music department presented an array of soul-stirring slogans and patriotic songs sung along with their troupe had in fact enabled the students to soar to the ecstatic heights.
India got its independence on 15th of August, 1947 and around two and half years later it became a Democratic Republic. This day is indeed a Red Letter day for every Indian since the constitution of India came into force and India was declared as a republic country after long years of freedom struggle. Our country India celebrates the Republic Day every year to honour the day when Constitution of India came into force. The Constitution of India replaced the Government of India Act 1935 as a governing document of India on the special day of 26th Republic day in 1950. It has been declared as the national holiday by the Government of India.
The main celebration takes place at Rajpath, New Delhi where President of India hoists the National Flag and parade is organized by the Indian Armed Forces. People also pay tribute to all the freedom fighters of the Indian freedom struggle who sacrificed their lives for the nation.
After Prabhat Pheri, the entire Dipsites reached the school for the ensuing events designated exclusively for the special occasion. In keeping with the customary tradition, a short cultural program to mark the significance of this day was organized. Thereafter, the event kicked off with unfurling the tricolor flag by our Headmaster Sir followed by his integrating Republic day address. He exhorted the people to uphold the ethos and ideology of our rich cultural heritage with an immense sense of dedication and devotion. Furthermore, Sir emphasized in his address that Gandhiji’s 150th birth centenary would be observed with great reverence and dignity as his ideals emphasize liberty, equality and justice ought to be rendered for the entire citizens of the country. The event was immaculately anchored by Tarun & Ram Gopal of grade XI students. Subsequent to our flag hoisting ceremony, a group of synchronized acrobatic stunts was displayed by our students under the dexterous guidance of H & PE faculty Mr. Achil Josh. It was indeed a breathtaking performance displayed with coordinated strength and agility.
After the acrobatic maneuvers, the students proceeded to OAT to witness the cultural program slated for the occasion. To reiterate the significance of the event, myriad hues of cultural extravaganza was held at Open Air Theatre, which was truly a visual feast to the audience to relish and cherish. The program got underway with student choir, which resonated to glorify the self-sacrifices of many unsung heroes of our great nation. After the soul-stirring medley, Sanjana Dayalan of grade XI shared her views on the significance of celebrating Republic day. To further enliven the atmosphere, Outsource staff came up to haul our heart-strings with a wonderful rendition of patriotic songs. To add a zing to the buoyant ambience, the teachers’ choir paid their tribute to the motherland with an evergreen song….”Aye mera vatan ke logo, zara aanke mai barlo pani…..” won the thunderous round of applause and reverberated in their minds.
As a matter of fact, dance is always regarded as the communication between body and soul to express our concealed feelings. Hence patriotism is one such powerful feeling best left to be portrayed through dance. Eventually, the event culminated with the dance performance displayed by the petite and dainty dance troupe that evoked and emanated a sense of patriotism amongst the students. Their joy knew no bounds, when the students were served with fruit juice in order to quench their thirst before embarking the bus. Thus, the eventful day immersed the Dipsites to acquire a deep insight and glimpse of remarkable Republic Day celebration.