“Citizenship consists in the service of the country.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
Although India became a free nation on August 15, 1947, it declared itself a sovereign, democratic and republic state on January 26, 1950 with the adoption of our constitution.
When the Indian constitution took effect, it made the Republic of India the most populous democracy in the world.
The transition of India from a British colony to a sovereign, secular and democratic nation was indeed historic. A look into the journey that led to this transition will make our celebrations more meaningful. 68 years ago, the unfurling of the Indian national flag by Dr. Rajendra Prasad heralded the birth of the Indian Republic on January 26, 1950. Since then, we have celebrated this day with pride by inviting guests from all over the world to witness our country’s valour. This year, the guest of honour in our Republic Day Parade was the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The day was celebrated with festivities and patriotic fervour all around the country. Much like the Republic Day hoisting of our tricolour at Red Fort, the sight of celebrations at Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan too were no less exciting. Students were soaked in the patriotic spirit and celebrated our 68th Republic Day with great joy and pride on 25th January, 2017.
The day began by unfurling the national flag and singing the national anthem in solemnity, followed by the students pledging to uphold the honour, integrity and diversity of India.
Showcasing their special talents, students from the H.I. (Hearing Impaired) wing performed a skit inspired by the journey of Indian freedom fighters and paid a special tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Bhagat Singh for their salient contributions made for the country.
To conclude the ceremony, Dr. Vandana Sharma, Director & Principal, MBCN addressed the students and inspired them to always give their best, serve the country at all costs and be proud Indians. The students dispersed with the image of the fluttering tricolour etched in their minds.