68th Republic Day Celebrations At Victorious Kidss Educares
On Thursday the 26 January 2017, Victorious Kidss Educares celebrated, with great enthusiasm, pomp and gaiety, the 68th Republic Day of India. This day is celebrated to honour the Constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1950 and India became a Republic country.
The entire show was dedicated on remembering the past glory of our freedom fighters, the journey on how the Constitution was made and also, unity in diversity depicting the culture of India. The dignitaries in attendance at the function were, as Chief Guest Air Commodore Pankaj Mehrotra, VSM (Retd), Mr. & Mrs. PR Ramesh, Principal and Vice President of our school Ms. Saarada Ghosh and our President Robbin Ghosh. Our Honourable Chief Guest hoisted the National flag.
Our Chief Guest, Pankaj Mehrotra had received Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) in 2007 and has served the country for 34 years as an Air Force Officer. Post retirement, he continues to serve ans an active member of Centre of Advanced Strategic Studies (CASS) in Pune University and Indian Maritime Foundation (IMF) in Pune.
A magnificent display program was put up by the students of MYP (Middle Years Programme). Classical dance was performed by the girl students. Also, the students presented colorful dance performance depicting the culture of Kashmir, Punjab, Goa and Maharashtra. India is a land of rich cultural heritage, which was exhibited by our students with skill and dexterity.. The students took us back to history through their role-play where they portrayed as the freedom fighters of the country. The whole event was meticulously anchored by the students of MYP.
Our students won 136 medals and seven (7) trophies in the International Schools Sports Association (ISSA) organized at MIT Gurukul, where six (6) IB schools had participated. All their medals and shining trophies were put on display, in front of the stage. This sports meet was conducted on the 19, 20 and 21 of January 2017. We had 125 students from MYP and 86 from PYP, both girls and boys who participated in the competition. The students had participated in athletics and various sports competitions like swimming, basketball, long jump, table tennis and football.
The speeches given by the dignitaries were very inspiring. Our Chief Guest mentioned in his speech that we are proud to be Indians and we should show our love for our motherland. It is this love which binds us together and we should value the teachings of our great masters like Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Vivekananda. We must work hard and strive to achieve our goals. He appreciated the students for their flawless extempore speeches and splendid performances. He gave a message to the students to work hard and smart, in this technological era and become a good citizen.
The President of VKE addressed the audience, highlighting the significance of truth in shaping our lives and thoughts. We should represent truth through our speech and action. We guided all to always speak the truth, have faith in God and faith in our own self. We, as parents and teachers should be the role models for our children. We should pray to Divinity before we start any work and Divine blessings will then shower upon us so to make us successful and also make the entire journey filled with joy.
The celebration of country’s Republic Day left an everlasting impression in the minds of everyone present.