Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fuelling Patriotism on Republic Day

With annual commemorations of National festivals, students of Atmiya Vidya Mandir, by now, have very well understood that freedom comes with great responsibility. The Republic Day celebration is marked with integrating values of loyalty, commitment and nationalism to the students. On Independence Day, the past is recalled whereas, on Republic Day, the pledge is renewed. One such pledge for students of AVM is to be responsible citizen of united India where Wealth is outcome of work; pleasure is coupled with conscience, knowledge with character, commerce with morality, and politics with principles and science with humanity.

The 63rd Republic Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour in the School, on 26th January 2012.The early winter morning saw the ground of the School decked with colours and high spirits. The students stood in rank order for a march past behind their House Flags with their heads held high. The Chief Guests of this auspicious occasion were the dignitaries of School administration.

The function started with a prayer and invocation of the God. Then the chief guest P.P Sarvamangal Swamiji unfurled the Tricolour flag and the entire arena resonated with the melodious tune of national anthem. After the flag hoisting ceremony, it did not take much time to get the students into patriotic mood as they enthusiastically sang the heart touching song ‘Kar chale hum fida jaan-o-tan sathiyo..’ Students of Std 1st, 2nd and 3rd were all set to perform a mass drill. Through mass drill they formed the AVM logo which was a real treat to the spectators. They practiced it in the guidance of Hemant Dubey Sir. It was followed by an amazing show of dumbbells by students of Std 6th and 7th. The students held this lightweight gymnastic apparatus and performed weight exercise showing their muscle mass, strength, endurance and athletic performance. This team was trained by Kalpesh Sir and Mehul Sir.

Students of Std 8th, 9th and 10th performed lezim, exercising with amazing coordination and synchronization accompanied by musical sound, rhythm and tune. The emitted “Rumzum” sound through this exercise was endearing to the ears and enthralled the students the most. For this show, the students were trained by Ritesh Sir and Vinod Sir. After this, Abhishek Ariwala from X A gave a stirring speech on the potential of youth.

There was a wonderful display of parade by the students of all four houses: Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram and Suhradam. This March Past seemed to be an effective way to enhance and instil qualities like obedience, discipline and attractive personality. Displaying the energy and enthusiasm, the students were following the troop leader in unison. The celebration was concluded by distribution of sweets.

Still holding fast to the high ideals of our freedom fighters and the never to be forgotten values of secularism, peace, love and tolerance, the warmth of the day was felt by every member of Atmiya Vidya Mandir present in this Republic Day function and the tricolour flag fluttered pointing to a new country in the making.

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