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64th Republic Day celebration at DAV
64th Republic Day was celebrated with honour, gaiety and pride at DAV Public School, Thane, on January 26, 2013.
The Guard of Honour was presented to chief guest Devram Bhoir by school captain Tanushree Amrute, the school vice-captain Meenal Chaturvedi and captains Asmita Sadhu, Disha Mantry, Paridhi Jain and Pranjali Tembhurkar of Ganga, Godavari , Kaveri and Krishna houses respectively. The chief guest was accompanied by principal Simmi Juneja and school administrator Rakesh Kansra. The Tricolour was hoisted by the chief guest followed by the National Anthem.
Supriya Singh of Std VI compered the event. Students of the four houses presented a spectacular march past. An aerobic demonstration was showcased by the students of Std VI.
The chief guest presented championship trophies in sports for 2012-13. Krishna House with 504 points was declared the winner. The runner-up was Godavari house with 473 points.
A special award was given to Kavya Agarwal of Std VI for her courage and diligence, beating odds to excel in studies despite her being a SEN child.
Dr Jagdish Toshiwal, the school Sanskrit teacher, was felicitated for being a gold medalist in his PhD research work. He was bestowed with this honour by the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi recently.
The school was honoured by the Cancer Aid Society with a shield and a certificate for funds raised for the cause. The members of the school band were honoured with a memento, a book and a certificate for their performance throughout the year.
The principal spoke on the significance of Republic Day and emphasised the need to spread love, compassion, patriotism, valour, universal peace, harmony and brotherhood.
The audience was spell-bound with a patriotic group song by teachers and students' choir. A soul-stirring and thought provoking speech was delivered by Manasi Raghuram of Std VI. Rithika Menon of Std VI proposed the Vote of Thanks.