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29 / Jan / 2023
Indian School Salalah celebrated the 74th Republic Day on the 26th of January 2023 in the school premises. The patriotic fervor warmed up the cold winter morning as the teachers, parents and students gathered zealously for the celebration. The day witnessed the presence of the chief guest- President of the School Management Committee Dr. Syed Ahsan Jamil, other esteemed members of the School Management Committee, Ex-members of the School Management Committee, Chairman of Indian Social Club Mr. Rakesh Kumar Jha, Dr. Sanathanan, Honorary Consular Agent, Embassy of India to Oman, Principal Mr. Deepak Patankar, Assistant Vice Principals, In-charges, Heads of the Department, Parents and students at large.
The students of Class VII presented the Republic Day programme. The programme commenced with Royal Anthem of Oman followed by National Anthem of India and a prayer song by school choir. Master Ishan from Class 7B formally welcomed the gathering. Miss Hanna of Class 7F delivered a speech in English that evoked the feelings of loyalty and commitment in young minds. The chief guest of the day, Dr. Syed Ahsan Jamil, President School Management committee addressed the audience. He paid homage to all martyrs of freedom struggle and expressed pride as recently India became fifth largest economy in the world. He quoted few excerpts from the address given on the eve of Republic Day 2023 by Honourable President of India Shree Droupadi Murmu. He highlighted India’s overall progress and its global recognition since Independence leaving behind a string of landmarks that define its journey from underdeveloped nation to a strong powerful developing nation.
On this momentous occasion, winners in various categories of Vishwa Hindi Diwas competition held by Indian Embassy Muscat were awarded by Chief guest Dr. Syed Ahsan Jamil along with Principal Mr. Deepak Patankar. An electrifying declamation on famous speech of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose by Miss Sreenidhi of Class 4 G left everyone spell bound.
The spirit of nationalism was brought alive with rendition of patriotic song by students of class VI and VII. Principal Mr. Deepak Patankar in his address reflected on the theme for this year’s Republic Day celebration ‘Jan Bhagidari’ which means participation of the common people. He briefed about the various programmes started by Indian government in fields of education, industries and commerce, defense and stressed the importance of collaboration to facilitate overall development of the nation. He expressed his gratitude to parents and community at large for their constant support during testing times. A speech in Hindi by Sheikh Maseera Mehwish and Maryam Urooj from Class III amplified everyone’s patriotic spirit. An air of patriotic fervor permeated the atmosphere with energetic dance performance on patriotic songs mashup by students of Class VII. The soulful rendition of Vande Mataram by students of Class IV mesmerized the audience.
The compering team comprising of Master Siddharth, Miss Nicole, Miss Esther, Master Ishan, Miss Niya, Master Oliver, Miss Mahima, Miss Ananya, Miss Pahuni and Miss Fida did a commendable anchoring. The programme concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Miss Darsha from Class 7B.