20-01-2018: Republic Day and Annual Day Celebration Report
REPUBLIC DAY AND ANNUAL DAY CELEBRATION AT QUEEN’S VALLEY SCHOOL, DWARKA
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. ― Nelson Mandela
It is only in a truly independent and democratic environment that an individual can add impetus to their sense of cultural and national identity. Cultivation and preservation of the ideals of the republic in the hearts of people may be facilitated through expression of thoughts. In order to nurture such individuals who may become the flag bearers of a civilised society thus envisioned, it is imperative that the preservation of the powers of sovereignty takes roots and wings through education.
Swearing allegiance with these principles of political and public life, Queen’s Valley School celebrated the 69th Republic Day on 20th January 2017 in its premises. The day also marked the Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony of the school.
The occasion of felicitation and festivity was graced by the presence of the honourable Vice Chairman Sh. Sanjay Sachdeva, School Manager Dr. R.C. Chaddha, Academic Advisor Dr. Maheshwari , respected member of the managing committee Mrs. Kiran Gambhir, and heads of our sister concerns Ms. Sumana Dutta Sarkar and Ms. Sudha Sudangi. The guests were escorted to the venue and welcomed with a token of affection from the QVS family.
To mark a pious beginning, the queens paid veneration to Lord Ganesh through a symphonic welcome dance, imploring Him to touch all aspects of human life with his holy presence. It was followed by the flag hoisting ceremony by the Vice Chairman. The swaying flag complemented by the tunes of the national anthem inspired a feeling of freedom, belief in diversity and spirited patriotism in the audience. He, then, enlightened the audience with a stimulating address. His prized thoughts were aimed at encouraging the students to propagate the values they have inherited, excel in what they do and be role models in the society.
This was followed by the release of the 5th Annual edition of the school magazine ‘Quintessence’ by the Vice Chairman. This souvenir that chronicles the memorable events and laurels of the school and, showcases the creativity and writing prowess of the students was appreciated with great enthusiasm. Then, the dignitaries did the honours of encouraging the students who have created benchmarks with their exceptional talent in academics and co-curricular activities by felicitating them. The blessings and commendations of the dignitaries served as a motivation to the awardees and student-audience alike. The gathering of proud parents lauded their success with a round of unfaltering applause.
The school Principal, Dr. (Mrs.) Namita Sharma, presented the Annual School Report encapsulating the achievements of the students in the previous academic year and giving an insight into the vision of the institution. She extended a sincere thanks to members of the managing committee for their unparalleled support and the parents for their unflinching contribution in creating confident and empowered individuals.
The cultural programme based on the theme ‘Bharat- Ek Bhava, Raag aur Taal’ was nothing short of an astounding visual treat as it brought to life, the indomitable spirit of ‘Bharat’ and its immortal elements through a fusion of theatre, dance, yoga and gymnastic. The ballad stressed upon the need for the revival of the lost cultural legacies and an acceptance of ‘Bhartiyata’ for ensuring perpetual pride and unity. The resonance of the grand finale ‘Bharat, Ek Anokha Raag’ spelled a yearning for a better tomorrow- a yearning that reverberates in everybody’s hearts. It highlighted the potential of the nation in offering a beautiful future for humanity, built on the foundations of its profound, consciously crafted cultural ethos.
The culmination of the event was marked by the release of tri-coloured balloons to reiterate the vibrant solidarity and unique diversity in India. A heartfelt Vote of Thanks was proposed on behalf of the staff and students of QVS to all the guests and the parents in attendance. The environment reverberated with applause and cheer as the audience stood in standing ovation to the rekindled sense of respect and admiration for the nation.