Spirits high, patriotic zeal all-pervasive in Jalandhar

Spirits high, patriotic zeal all-pervasive in Jalandhar

Ringing in R-Day The BSF Chowk lit up in hues of the Tricolour ahead of Republic Day in Jalandhar on Monday. Tribune photo: Sarabjit Singh

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 25

The Republic Day marks the day when India formally adopted the Constitution as the guiding document and became an independent republic. Special assemblies, patriotic songs, poetry sessions, dances, slogan writing and speeches marked the Republic Day functions held at different parts of the city and in schools and colleges as a prelude to the national festival.

Spirit of freedom comes alive: Children sell national flags on the eve of Republic Day celebrations in Jalandhar on Monday.

The authorities taught students lessons in maintaining patriotic spirit and remembering the sacrifices of the revolutionary leaders for the country. Kids got dressed up like freedom fighters as a part of the celebrations, which were held partly on online and offline mode.

State Public School

A special assembly was held for the students of State Public School, Jalandhar Cantonment, as a part of the celebrations. Students presented gala performance on this eve. Different patriotic songs were sang by the students of different classes. A few students dedicated poems to the motherland and sacrifices done to gain freedom. It concluded with Principal Savina Bahl’s thoughts. Students were told, “Constitution is not a mere lawyer’s document, it is a vehicle of life, and its spirit is always the spirit of age.” The National Anthem was played at the end.

Unity in diversity: College students celebrate Republic Day

Ivy World School

Ivy World School celebrated Republic Day in the kindergarten wing. Educators explained the importance of this day followed by medley of patriotic songs, slogans and speeches by the little Ivyians. The dance performances given by the tiny tots had a glimpse of unity in diversity. Their performances helped them understand the value of a free nation and the sacrifices our ancestors had made for the country’s freedom. Principal S Chauhan, while addressing children, highlighted the significance of the day. They were told, “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and souls of its people.”

Cambridge International School, Phagwara

Cambridge International School celebrated the 72nd Republic Day with patriotic zeal and fervour. Young students sang patriotic songs and poems. An incredibly informative as well as interesting speech was delivered to enlighten the gathering about the significance of the day. Next was a scintillating dance performance which kindled the patriotic spirit in every Indian heart.

Students of St Soldier Institute soaked in patriotic spirit in Jalandhar. Tribune Photos

Innocent Hearts Group

Students from pre-school to college of Innocent Hearts Group of Institutions took part in the Republic Day celebration with great enthusiasm. Several activities were organised to align with the theme of ‘proud to be an Indian’ and ‘rejoice in the glory of the nation’. All activities were organised online. Children expressed gratitude and respect towards the nation. Online poetry recitation competition was organised on Zoom. Under the theme ‘nanhe desh bhagat’ tiny tots recited poems full of love for the nation. They wrote thoughtful slogans on Republic Day. Students celebrated the forthcoming day with great verve.

Pyramid College

The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated with gaiety and patriotic fervour at Pyramid College of Business and Technology. The ceremony commenced with the unfurling of the national flag. This was accompanied by the rendition of National Anthem led by students. The programme moved forward with an incredible display of parade by students. The energetic performances were then graced through dancing, singing, poetry, speech and play by students of various departments filling the crowd with great energy and enthusiasm. The heartfelt renditions of patriotic songs aroused the feelings of love and brotherhood among all. All faculty, staff and students stood together to take oath at the event which emphasised to abide by the Constitution, promote harmony, stay away from the menace of drugs and to defend the women and culture of the country. The hour-long ceremony culminated with the release of tri-coloured balloons.

DAV Public School

Republic Day celebrations were held at DAV Public School keeping in mind all the safety norms. The staff and the students paid tribute to all the freedom fighters and leaders of India. To commemorate the day, speeches were delivered by teachers and they exhibited their pride in being an Indian by singing the national anthem and patriotic songs.

Shri Ram Ashram Public School

The students of Shri Ram Ashram Public School, too, held the celebrations with great zeal and enthusiasm. Though it was an online celebration due to the risk of pandemic, students paid their tribute to the patriots who laid down their lives through a medley of patriotic songs, delivered speeches on the lives of our great patriots and also presented a short play. President of the school, Balbir Bajaj, advised the students to get inspiration from the martyrs and leaders and encouraged them to work for the nation with dedication and honesty.

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