The 68th Republic Day of India was celebrated in school with great pomp and show. The school compound wore a festive look, with colourful flags fluttering gaily in the breeze and the stage decorated in tricolour. Parents had been invited for the function and they streamed into the school enthusiastically, eager to see their children perform on this very special day. The three contingents of students, depicting the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, stood smartly at attention, ready for inspection. The Chief Guest, Dr. BS Panwar, unfurled the National Flag amid the melodious strains of the National Anthem. He then inspected the Parade and took the salute as the students marched smartly past the stage. It was a spectacular show, with pride at being an Indian, evident in every step taken by the students. The cultural show which followed was equally mesmerising. Tableaux and dances of different states were presented by students of different classes. The dances of Nagaland, Kerala, Punjab and Haryana stole the show, getting a standing ovation by one and all. The ‘Make in India’ tableau was equally impressive, showing the vision of India which our honourable Prime Minister has for our country. The function ended with the releasing of tri-coloured balloons by the Chief Guest. In his address to the gathering, Dr. Panwar lauded the performance of the students and advised them never to do anything that would bring dishonour to their parents. The singing of the National Anthem was a fitting end to the Republic Day celebrations.