The Celebrations of the 66th Republic day at Staford School showcased the rich blend of culture that our country has. The children expressed their joy through words, dances and musical renditions. The sun shone through the rain clouds as the Director of our school, Mr. Ambrish Bansal, unfurled the tricolour, marking the beginning of celebrations.The school joined the choir in the rendering the national anthem.The school reverberated with the songs sung by the children and finally they marched with zeal to the school atrium- the venue for the cultural performances for the day.
Despite the lack of time to prepare for the occasion, the Stafordians tried to present a small bouquet of programmes as a tribute to the nation. The program highlighted India’s cultural diversity and its inherent unity. Dhairya Gupta and Sparsh Mishra of class VI A delivered a short speech on India as a land of contrasts with its endless varieties of physical features, cultural patterns, creeds, customs and lineages. This informative piece aimed at making children realize the diversity in India’s cultural fabric.
Celebration without music is incomplete. 26 January aayee re, gantantra diwas layi re – a song presented by class VII students set the ball rolling for a dance performance coloured in patriotic hues. Maa tujhe salaam, a rendition by Stafordians of class IV and V was the children’s way of saying that we are proud to be Indian.
Srajan Soni and Azeem Hasan Khan of class VII A enumerated some lesser known facts about India and gave the children more reasons to be proud of India.
A Koli dance presentation by children of class III, gave a glimpse of Indian folk dance. The address by our Principal marked the conclusion of our Republic Day celebration, but not before a pledge by the children to serve the nation selflessly and to dedicate their lives in strengthening the nation, glorifying it and making it a beautiful place to live in.