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Republic Day Special Assembly

“The appointed day has come - the day appointed by destiny - and India stands forth again, after long slumber and struggle, awake, vital, free and independent. The past clings on to us still in some measure and we have to do much before we redeem the pledges we have so often taken. Yet the turning point is past, and history begins anew for us, the history which we shall live and act and others will write about.”

An excerpt from the ‘ Tryst with Destiny’

-Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

 

On 26 January 1950, the first constitution of the India came into effect throughout the whole nation. This date is celebrated in India as the Republic Day.

St. Xavier’s High School  celebrated the 70th Republic Day  with a  festal valour and enthusiasm on the chilly morning of Thursday, the 24th January 2019. It was organised and presented by the bright young Xaverians of Grade I under the benign and  proficient supervision of their teachers Mrs. Navkiran Puri and Mrs. Ruchi who amazed the audience with their poise, elegance, panache and coordination at such a tender age.

 

The audience included the parents of the students who were ecstatic, their eyes brimming with an amalgamation of feelings of pride, joy, anxiety and jubilance to envision their tiny tots taking the first steps towards a journey of self-discovery and personality development. The performances started with the well-enacted and captivating skit depicting the theme “Unity in Diversity” which was an act par excellence chiselling its way to carve a niche leaving a lasting imprint of veneration on the hearts and minds of the audience. It took the audience on an emotional roller-coaster that they experienced during the entire show. The skit was followed by the bright Xaverians presenting the dance recital on a patriotic song. The “Fashion Show” was another major attraction of the event with students coming forward with their presentations highlighting the diverse ethnic and cultural attires of the different states of India.

The event also served as an initiative to imbibe in our students a feeling of empathy for the specially- abled children as they gave a version of the silent instrumental Indian National Anthem in the sign language rhythmically synchronised with the patriotic tune.

The performance left the entire audience teary eyed with rejuvenated national pride and patriotism.

The Honourable  Headmistress Mrs. Sarika R Chopra graciously took to the podium to enlighten the parents, students and staff on the significance of these events in enhancing the potential of the students and reinstated the resolve of the school to continue to promote Xaverians in all spheres of scholastic as well as co-curricular development.

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