Indian Republic Day: Pride, excitement



JEDDAH: Arab News

Published — Friday 1 February 2013

Last update 1 February 2013 1:22 am

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Al-Falah International School celebrated the 64th Republic Day of India through a function organized at the school premises in Jeddah.
It was the day on which the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign country.
The excitement was palpable as the students and the staff of the boys’ and the girls’ sections remembered India’s illustrious history, rich culture and heritage.
In the boys’ section school Director Zia Nadwi unfurled the national flag and set a festive ambience to the historic occasion. He emphasized the need to nurture a great vision for the future. His message had his main focus on the responsibilities of students and how to improve leadership qualities to excel in all walks of life.
In the girls’ section, Humaira Naseem, the academic director, spoke about India’s struggle for independence. She recalled the sacrifices made and expressed her delight over the development the nation has accomplished in different fields.
She urged the students to make their parents and the society proud by preserving the traditions and culture of the country and emphasized on the need for an indomitable grit and conviction on the part of women and the youth toward the country’s progress and in shaping India as one of the greatest nations of the world. She also called upon the students to unite and to help free the people from the clutches of poverty and also work for promoting gender equality.
Mrs. Faiza, the principal, conveyed her greetings to all. The cultural program staged in both the boys’ and the girls’ sections separately, showcased the diversity and richness of Indian culture.
Students entertained the audience with national songs, motivating speeches, dances, music, a pageantry of national leaders and so on. Rasha Riyaz Talkhani of Class VIII call on the students to cultivate the courage to think differently.
Rinadh Fatima of Class III and Maiz of Class VII presented music. The celebration ended with the Saudi and Indian national anthems.

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