Written by Sanjana T P, XI STD
Republic day honors the day on which the constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India act (1937) as the Governing document of India.
In our school, we celebrated the 70th Republic day in a grand manner and it was also the sports day for classes L.K.G. to XII STD. On the day, the entire school gathered to welcome our chief guest Mr. Ramu, who is the Inspector of Kalpakkam Police Station.
Before we began, we started the occasion with a prayer song followed by Tamil Thaai Vazhthu. Our honorable chief guest hoisted the national flag. The flag reminded us our responsibilities that we have towards our nation. The march past was carried over by the students of classes VI- XII. It was lead by the student council. The march past was headed by Manju Keerthana of VII STD. She was holding the majestic flag and marched in front with grace and enthusiasm. As the drum beats rolled with the band striking up, a high pitched voice issued a command. The synchronized swing of arms and the sound of thudding feet stirred something within us.
Besides being spectacular, there is something inspiring about the march past which is the sense of dignity and pride that the cadets bring to it. It also showed the whole team’s cooperation and discipline.
Here the introduction of our four distinctive houses namely Yamuna, Cauvery, Ganga, and Krishna which participated in the march past.
The blue house marching first was majestically lead by house captains K.Archana and vice captain S.Subashree. Blue symbolizes the color of trust; blue is the shade of the sea and the sky. It induces calmness and conveys tranquility, serenity and peace. The purple color instills confidence and inspires feelings of trust, loyalty, integrity and responsibility The Yamuna was followed by Cauvery.
Yellow house was lead by the house captain M. Subiksha and vice captain M.Monika. Yellow symbolizes the color of optimism. Yellow is a compelling color that conveys youthfulness and fresh energy. This color of sunshine is uplifting and illuminating and associated with success and confident. Yellow stimulates the left of the brain, helping with the clear thinking and quick decision making. Decision making. Yellow grabs attention because the eyes see yellow first. Cauvery was followed by Ganga.
The green house was lead by house captain R.Lavanya and vice captain Durga. Green symbolizes the color of growth and health, thoughts of nature and green has a strong association as a refreshing and peaceful color. It emulates feelings of abundance and plentiful environment while providing a restful and secure feeling. Ganga house was followed by Krishna house.
Red house was lead by house captain M.Kanchana and vice captain T.Keerthika. Red symbolizes the color of passion and drama. This color attracts the most attention and is associated with strong emotions such us love and anger. Red is a color used universally to signify courage, danger, strength and power. The march past was followed by carrying the Olympic torch.
The torch and the Olympic flame are two of the greatest symbols of Olympic. The chief guest lighted the Olympic torch. The torch was carried by the glorious students of our school who have brought name and fame to our school. They have got a distinct place in sports. They are the zonal athletic meet winners.
The Olympic torch was carried by Dinesh and Manju Keerthana then passed to Viswa and Kiruthika, then Hariraj and Abinaya. After Aburar and Thenmozhi, at last it was passed to the chief guest Mr.Ramu. The chief guest Mr.Ramu lighted the young minds with his energetic words. Mr.Dennison sir, our correspondent, presented token of our gratitude to the guest of honor Mr.Ramu.
A week before celebrating the day of republic. The teachers of our school conducted games for the children of classes L.K.G - VIII std. For the winners, certificates and medals were given by the chief guest and our correspondent. Following that the match of volley ball and kabbadi was held between XI and XII boys.
A kho-kho match between IX and X girls, then between XI and XII girls were also held. The certificates were then distributed for the winners and also for the runners. The food stall was arranged by our school to the students. Healthy and tasty food was available at low cost.
At last the program came to an end with national anthem. Throughout these event, patriotism rose among our students.