The 75th Republic Day of India was celebrated with patriotic fervor at Indian School Darsait. The function began with the National Anthem of India. Mr. Vijaya Saravanan Sankaran, President, School Management Committee, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Austin Sam Anil, Deputy Head Boy, extended a cordial welcome to the Chief Guest, members of the School Management Committee, parents, grandparents and well-wishers.
Greeting the gathering on the occasion, the Chief Guest said, “Republic Day is the celebration of unity in diversity. It is the time to remember the sacrifices of our brave leaders and pay tribute to them. As responsible individuals and citizens, it is our responsibility to contribute to the prosperity of our nation.” He further read out the excerpt of the Indian President’s message to the nation on the eve of Republic Day.
The key attractions of the day were a melodious medley and a patriotic dance by the primary school students, paying homage to the martyrs and saluting their commitment to the nation. ‘Vikaas Path Par Bharath’ was yet another program by the Primary Section students that depicted the leaps and bounds made by India in education, science and technology, infrastructure, economy, sports, and bilateral relationships, while ‘Kesariya Bharath,’ a patriotic medley by the Senior Section students aroused patriotic fervor. Aysha Zalka, Deputy Head Girl, proposed the vote of thanks acknowledging the contribution and efforts taken in making the celebration a grand success.
The day also celebrated the young artists with an art exhibition, ‘Brush and Beyond,’ a magnificent display of artwork, which was a journey into the realm of colors, shapes, and emotions.
Mr. Saleem Sakhi, a renowned artist in the Sultanate of Oman, inaugurated the exhibition with a demonstration, the end result of which was the ubiquitous Omani landscape characterized by the all too familiar mountains in its mysterious hues. Overall, the exhibits at ‘Brush and Beyond’ include paintings and sketches of more than two hundred students from classes I to XII.
The exhibition is open for viewing till Tuesday, 30 January 2024, between 7.00 a.m. and 1.30 p.m., and between 4.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. on all the days.