REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION
26TH JANUARY, 2018
Panbai International School celebrated the Republic day on 26th January 2018 with the usual enthusiasm and pomp attached to the national festival to commemorate the adaptation of the Constitution .The theme for 2018 Republic day was the ‘Women empowerment’. The theme was found appropriate as no society can make advances if its half of the population is forced into a servile role.
The day commenced with the arrival of the Chief Guest of the day Mr.Dayakar Shetty accompanied by the President Mr.M.T.Shetty, Managing Trustee and CEO Dr.P.K.Shetty, Mrs.Mohini Shetty, School Manager Mr.Varun Shetty and respected Principal Ma’am Mrs. Pratibha Mishra.
The national flag was hoisted by the dignitaries with pride. The school sang the national anthem full throated and with patriotism. The flag was saluted by the students in a march past lead by the student council members and accompanied by the school band.
Our primary students took over the cultural programme that followed by entertaining the audience with the soulful rendition of patriotic songs.
Pre primary girls danced dressed in ethnic costumes to eulogies the girl child to set the mood of the theme ‘Women Empowerment.’ It was followed by a speech in English by a student to stress the importance of moving ahead rather than rest on the past glories and ‘Women Empowerment’ being one way to achieve the promised glory.
Primary students’ group dance illustrated how our fundamental rights underline gender equality and thus underlining our theme ‘Women Empowerment.’
One of our student spoke in Hindi – our national language that ‘binds us together in love’- to reiterate that a massive mountain of differences was moved on 26th January, 1950.
The star performance of the day was a dance-drama put up by the secondary students – ‘ the story of Lijjat Papad’ – the story of Jaswantiben and her friends who launched the cooperative giant from the chawl terrace by rolling out papad liberating the underprivileged and marginalized women by making them financially independent. This was, in a true sense, self empowerment by women.
Our chief-guest’s short and sweet appreciation for our performers to mark the auspicious day encouraged the students. His urging to everyone present to look at women as an economic power highlighted the theme of the day.
A vote of thanks was officially proposed and accepted by a loud cheer. All present sang the national anthem with hearts full of joy and thankfulness. The day was brought to a close by distribution of sweets to the students, dignitaries and the entire staff.