This year, on January 26, 2022, India will celebrate its 73rd Republic Day. Republic Day marks an important event in India’s history. It commemorates the enactment of the constitution of India which came into effect on January 26, 1950, and made the nation into a republic.
The assembly was conducted by the students of Grade 5. A prayer service marked the beginning of the assembly invoking God’s blessings upon the program. A warm welcome speech welcomed the whole gathering. Mr. Francis Maxim Moras, the Deputy Chief Traffic Warden, was the chief guest for the day and he was welcomed with a flower sapling by the school principal, Sr Lourdes. Sr Caron, the vice-principal, and Sr Simon were the dignitaries present along with the teachers of the primary section. A patriotic dance followed this setting the program in a rhythmic flow. The Significance of the Day was given very clearly to the student audience next which was followed by the melodious singing of a medley of patriotic songs. An inspiring and meaningful tableau was presented which truly brought out the importance of staying united in this land of the multi-cultured population in order to have peace in our country. The chief guest gave the student audience a short motivational speech next, inviting them to live in unity with each other as they are growing up. He encouraged the students to do their bit in serving society selflessly when they grow up. He requested the students to always respect the constitution and keep high the country’s name. He ended the talk by reading a short poem by the Kannada poet Rudrappa once again highlighting that all Indians are to stay united always. Mr. Maxim was honored with a shawl, a garland, and a memento for his selfless service in controlling the traffic near the school. Sr Lourdes, spoke to the students after this, stressing the importance of selfless service to society. The program thus ended with the singing of the National Anthem with all the students feeling excited about getting an opportunity to witness an assembly together in the main hall after a very long time.