India celebrates the Republic Day every year on the 26th of January from 1950 when constitution of India came into force. Republic day in India has great importance in the history. It tells us all about each and every struggle of Indian freedom. India got Independence on 15th of August in 1947 and two and half years later it became a Democratic Republic.
This year 69th Republic Day was celebrated with pomp and show in our school. The function started at 8.30 p.m. The master of ceremony was by Kowsalya of IX Standard . On that happiest occasion, we initiated our programme by an invocation Vandhe Madharam sung by IX Standard girls. The flag was unfurled by Mann. Nivedita didi, Vice President of V.R.M. & V.K. This was followed by National anthem. The pledge was delivered by Jagatheesh of VIII standard .
Smt.S.K. Dhivya, Teacher of V.K.V. extended a warm welcome to the dignitaries. The students of VIII Standard sang a patriotic song about the importance of the day. T. Monisha of IX Standard delivered the importance of the day in English. The students of various classes performed Karate and expressed their skill tremendously. The students of VIII standard sang a melodious song in Tamil.
We had an eminent person Shri. P.Natarajan, Inspector of Matriculation Schools, Tirunelveli as our Chief Guest and he addressed the gathering. He expressed that good behaviour leads to good life. Festivals and other celebrations are very important in our life. It leads to keep in the mind the olden things, tradition, etc. He spoke about the three stages of life namely, child hood youth and old age. The first stage, students should learn and acquire good things.
The second stage what we learnt that should be utilized carefully in adult hood. If we utilize the first and second stages properly the oldage will be happy and cheerful one. He shared the experience that the got in the school of Tirunelveli district. He insisted the value of parents especially the fathers. He reminded us that the parents are the back bone of our life. Parents sacrifice their lives so that the children shine in the world. He composed a poem in Tamil about our country. The students of VII and VIII Standard enacted Tamil drama and showed their patriotic spirit through the play ‘Vanchinathan’.
Presidential Address was given by Mann. Nivedita didi, Vice President of V.R.M. & V.K. She expressed her views about the importance of the day. She shared her views about the education in India before the arrival of British after the arrival of Britishers. In 1823 the British collector conducted a survey regarding education in India. She exhibited that only 17 % of students attended the school. She spoke about the cruel treatment of Indians under the hands of British. She reminded that how Indians rose against the British to get freedom. She illustrated a boy who studied in V.K.V. He completed his matric here and dropped out his education because of his poverty.
He worked as labour in the foreign country and later he became a Project Manager of a reputed company. She told about Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam’s dream of becoming a developed country in 2020. She instructed that we should be the part of our family, society and nation. She insisted the students to raise our country through our sincere work. She explained about Karate which was originated in India. She appreciated the students who performed Karate excellently.
Smt.Selva Nithya, Teacher of V.K.V. read out the prize list of the E.A.toppers. The Chief Guest and Mann.Nivedita didi gave away the prizes for the winners.
Mann. Nivedita didi presented a memento to the Chief Guest. Finally the programme was concluded with Kendra Prayer.