Republic Day Celebrations at Udgam School

India’s 66th Republic Day was celebrated today with great reverence in our school. 
The day began with a prayer followed by flag hoisting by the Guest of Honour, Retired Wing Commander Rajneesh Lakhanpal, who attended the session with Mrs. Lakhanpal. A commissioned officer of Indian Air Force, he has had the privilege of serving in several senior level appointments in the operations and administrative branches, during a service tenure of over 24 years. This was accompanied by the Flag Song, our national anthem and the pledge. The Guest of Honour spoke eloquently about our diverse nation and the relevance of the Constitution and the Preamble. He enthralled the audience with inspirational stories and reiterated the need for being resolute in our path to achieve our goals. 
This was followed by other speeches in Hindi, Gujarati and Sanskrit and patriotic poems. The cultural programme included Bangla patriotic song, skit, patriotic mix and orchestra. The danceform of Jhansiwali Rani alongwith awe-inspiring rendition of the same by the students made all bow in allegiance to the brave freedom fighters who laid their lives for the motherland. Finally all assembled bowed to the strains of our national song, Vande Mataram, a perfect tribute to our motherland. Today we are proud of our nation’s achievements and look ahead to a bright future for our country India which has flourished despite adversities to rise victorious.
Hail India! Hail our motherland! Jai Hind!