Adorned in the colours of nationalism— saffron, white and green, Staford School, Hardoi Road, spoke volumes about the spirit of our national leaders on January 26, 2018. Streamers, balloons, paintings and charts made by students, added to the decorations that made Republic Day celebrations come alive.
When the Indian flag is unfurled, a strong patriotic feeling infuses our soul and we salute our national banner with pride. Similar was the sight at Staford School as children, staff members; and parents of students, paid homage to the Indian flag when Sri C.P Bharti, retired Registrar of the Hounourable High Court who marked his presence as the chief guest for the occasion, drew down the string to let the tricolour outspread and flutter in the air of patriotism.
The entire school resonated with nationalist songs. Spectators were all praises for young children, who danced on and sang patriotic numbers with tricolour brooches pinned on their prideful bosoms and flags in hand.
Based on the theme of peace, progress and unity in diversity, the choir of students also presented a beautiful playlist of patriotic songssaluting our brave soldiers and national leaders. This musical rendition was followed by an excellent enactment on fundamental rights and duties, which gave an important message of following our constitution in letter and spirit and being the harbingers of social change to build a newer, better and stronger India.
Pulsating in rhythm and harmony, the programme graduated a notch higher when students presented a dance performance to celebrate women of India, who achieved success in various fields. The dance performed by students of class VIII that aimed at making the audience realise their duties towards the country, remained the highlight of the event. Students also paid homage to their motherland and its greatness by dancing on the song, ‘Dulhanchali’.
Towards the end of the programme, the esteemed chief guest Mr Bhartimotivated the students to emerge as effective leaders of tomorrow.
The motive to celebrate this day was not only to commemorate the day when The Constitution of India came into force, but also to make students understand the essence of our constitution and rouse their minds to abide by their duties before they begin claim their rights.
Though the event culminated after few hours of grand celebrations, the spirit of patriotism infused during the function, seemed remain alive in the hearts of one and all.