ISAS, ISG celebrate 69th Indian Republic Day

MUSCAT: Indian School Al Seeb (ISAS) held a splendid celebration to mark the 69th Republic Day of India with enthusiasm and respect for the nation. The school premises looked vibrant with a facsimile of India Gate proudly witnessing the festivity and echoing with patriotic fervour.
Indra Mani Pandey, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate as the chief guest, was greeted with warmth and hospitality by the eminent expatriate community members, President of the School Management Committee, Ravi Jayanthy, along with the other SMC member, Principal, Leena Francis, staff members and the parents.
The programme began with the Indian National Anthem followed by the chief guest, inspecting and taking the salute of the marching contingents of various city schools, namely Indian School Ghubra, Indian School Darsait, Indian School Al Mabella, Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir, Indian School Muscat and the host school Indian School Al Seeb.
Gayathri Krishnan, Head Girl of the school’s council, formally welcomed the ambassador and the distinguished guests, invitees and parents. The ambassador planted a sapling in the ISAS premises as a souvenir of his love and affection for the students and reminded them to respect and preserve the environment.
Meanwhile, Indian School Al Ghubra also celebrated the 69th Republic Day of India by students and staff at the school grounds. Dr Mario C De’Souza, Member, School Management Committee, was the chief guest for the occasion. Also present was Sunil K, Convener, School Management Committee. The programme commenced with the singing of the Indian National Anthem followed by a cultural programme which highlighted the diverse culture and tradition of India.
The students of classes 7 and 8 presented a medley of patriotic songs which spread the aura of patriotism amongst the audience. The poetic rendition by the students of class 7 made the audience experience flights of patriotic fervour as they remembered the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the nation. In a scintillating dance performance, the students captured the joy, colours and energy of India leaving the audience spellbound. The celebrations ended with a prayer by the Vice-Principal, G Sreekumar.