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Students of Apeejay School International unite to celebrate India’s cultural diversity

In a virtual event, students and teachers of the school celebrated 73rd Republic Day through enlightening presentations, music, and dance performances

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In line with the Covid guidelines, Apeejay School International, South Delhi, celebrated 73rd Republic Day through a virtual event, which saw the participation of students, their families, and the teachers.

Held a day prior to Republic Day, the virtual celebratory morning assembly, organised for the entire school, turned out to be a phenomenal success. Following the hoisting of the flag, students made informative and colourful presentations on the significance of Republic Day and how it is celebrated, the significance of the Indian flag, and the importance of the Constitution of India and its Preamble. Representing the rich heritage and culture of ‘Incredible India’, some of the students also enlightened the attendees about the famous festivals, foods, and fashion associated with different Indian states.

Besides, many of them paid tribute to their country through patriotic songs and captivating dance performances. The celebrations also included an art exhibition called ‘Unsung Heroes’ to pay tribute to the lesser-known but equally inspiring revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement.

As part of the Republic Day celebrations, Apeejay School International also conducted a week-long essay competition where students penned their thoughts about the importance of the day and what it means to them. The winner Nia Meghan Lobo, a grade 9 student, said, “I wanted to express my unorthodox opinion on what freedom means in today’s day and age. Freedom can be understood and interpreted in different ways, and I find it fun to question the fundamentals or the standard answers and ideas. I researched and reflected on the topic, and found it rather pleasing to piece together the final product. It also made me appreciate the way I live today.”

Republic Day is held on January 26 every year to mark the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect. On this day in 1950, the Indian Constitution replaced the Government of India act, turning the nation into a newly formed republic. On this occasion, a grand parade is organised at Rajpath in Delhi before the President of India, to celebrate the country’s rich culture and diversity.

“Apeejay School International, South Delhi, celebrated the 73rd Republic Day of India with great enthusiasm. Students spoke about festivals, food, fashion, flags, and famous personalities of different states, exhibiting the vast diversity in India. It was truly a treat to see even the international students participating and celebrating Indian Republic Day exhibiting true international-mindedness.”

-Purshottam Dutt Vashisht, Principal, Apeejay School International 

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.

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