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INDIAN SCHOOL SALALAH CELEBRATED 70th INDIAN REPUBLIC DAY WITH GREAT PATRIOTIC ZEAL AND FERVOUR
Indian School Salalah celebrated the 70th Republic day on the 26th of January 2019 in the school premises. Mr.Vinay Kumar, Convenor, School Management committee presided over the celebration as the chief guest. The esteemed members of the School Management Committee, Mr. T.R.Brown, the Principal, the former Presidents Mr.V.S.Sunil, Mr.Cyril Samuel, Mr.Ram Santhanam, former members of SMC, Mr.Manpreet Singh, Chairman, Indian Social club, members of ISC, distinguished guests, Mr. T.R.Brown, the Principal, Vice Principals, Assistant Vice Principals, HODS and incharges graced the occasion with their esteemed presence.
The students of Class VII presented the Republic day programme. The programme commenced with Indian national anthem which was followed by the Omani National Anthem. The whole school imbued with the spirit of unity, pride and enthusiasm, joined in unison singing the national anthem. The soulful rendition of the Prayer song by the school choir moved one and all.
Ms. Tanvi Ghai from Class 7 G welcomed the gathering. The chief guest, Mr. Vinay Kumar, Convenor, School Management Committee addressed the audience. He thanked His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said for his benevolence and told that the school is fortunate to celebrate the Republic day in this land. He quoted a few excerpts from the Republic day address of Honourable president of India Mr.Ramnath Kovind. He quoted, ‘India’s pluralism is its greatest strength and its greatest example to the world. The ‘Indian model’ rests on a tripod of diversity, democracy and development.’ He emphasized that we must contribute something to our great nation before we leave this world. He concluded by saying that we must work together as one people, one team for the success of our country. We should resolve that we will continue to work for a progressive, modern and prosperous India.
Subsequent to the Chief guest’s address, the students of Classes 1&2 performed the musical mime which depicted the love and respect towards the national flag. Ms. Anaha, Ms.Neha, and Master Advaith of Class 4 delivered a speech on the Republic day that evoked the feelings of loyalty and commitment in the young minds. The spirit of nationalism was brought alive with the rendition of the patriotic song ‘Dil Diya hai’ by the students of class 7. Ms. Keshavi Sharma from Class 7 delivered a speech in Hindi about the Republic day and insisted on the importance of understanding the real meaning of Republic day.
An air of patriotic fervor permeated the atmosphere when the students of class 3&4 performed an energetic patriotic dance. Following the dance performance, the promising actors of class 7 performed a Hindi skit on ‘Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna’ which portrayed the trio Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajaguru and their sacrifice to the freedom struggle. The last performance of the day was by Class 7 students who enthralled the audience by dancing to a medley of patriotic songs. The compering team comprising of Raizel Raina, Zaki, Ridha, Justus Sebastian, Tanvi Ghai and Nicole Sarah Ernest did a commendable anchoring.
On this momentous occasion, CCA championship trophies were awarded by the chief guest Mr. Vinay Kumar.C., Convenor, School management committee, Dr.K.A.Nishthar, Chairman, CCA Sub committee, members of SMC and Principal, Mr.T.R.Brown. In the Senior category, Red house emerged as the winner with 157 points and Blue house got the runner up trophy with 142 points. In the Junior and subjunior category, Blue house got 208 points and won the winners trophy and Red house got the Runners up trophy with 199 points. In the Primary section (Classes 3&4) Blue house got winners trophy by securing 154 points and Green House got 122 points and got the runners up trophy.
Lifeskills award sponsored by Mr.V.S.Sunil, Ex President, SMC is given to the house which excels in public speaking events like debate, turncoat debate, English extempore etc. Lifeskills award for the year 2018-19 was bagged by the Blue house.
The programme came to an end with the vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Nicole Sarah Ernest from Class 7 G.