Chandigarh, 26th Jan 2021: The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated with patriotic fervour and enthusiasm at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh today. The recent Corona virus pandemic did not deter the spirits of the staff and students who celebrated the day with customary verve adhering to all safety protocols. This year, the school hosted multiple celebrations – the customary flag hoisting and March past at the school grounds along with class wise republic day celebrations conducted via online teleconferencing. This was then followed by a cyclothon by staff members.

Senior Principal Mrs. Vineeta Arora, Vice-Principal Mrs. Suparna Bansal and along select teachers attended the flag hoisting ceremony and march past at the school premises. The Chairman and guiding mentor of the school Shri.R. K. Saboo took part in the celebrations via zoom and brought in the true spirit of the festival.

The celebrations commenced with the customary hoisting of the tri-colour by the Senior Principal followed by the National Anthem. The Music Department then presented a Prayer, replete with hope seeking almighty’s blessings to guide us onto the path of righteously and bestowing us with courage and resilience to refurbish our country with peace and harmony. A flamboyant March Past by the senior cabinet impressed everyone and received a loud applause from the gathering. School Captains Prabhav Sharma and Armaan Misra then relinquished their charge to the Sr. Principal, who lauded their ingenious efforts during this challenging year. The outgoing Head Boy Prabhav and Vice Head Girl Meenal spoke on behalf of their team in a heartfelt and poignant farewell to the institution and teachers, thanking them for the opportunities which allowed them to hone their skills.

The event concluded with the Senior Principal congratulating the cabinet members for their steadfast efforts during the year and motivating them to continue with their good work and to make sincere efforts towards achieving their goals.

Meanwhile the students of classes VI to XII celebrated the venerated event via online video conferencing. Teachers screen shared videos and patriotic songs that filled the students’ hearts with patriotism and respect for their motherland. This was followed by an online quiz and discussions on Republic Day. Students shared their thoughts on the day and on the recent Vaccination Drive for the COVID 19 pandemic. Esteemed Chairman Shri R.K.Saboo also joined the online celebrations with the students and teachers of class VI adding to the delight.

Later in the day, select staff members added colour to the day’s celebrations as they part took in the ‘Republic Day Cyclothon. The staff members cycled from the school campus up to the proposed campus for Bhavan Vidyalaya at New Chandigarh.

he day’s celebration was a harbinger for all good things to come over the course of the new year 2021 and filled everyone’s hearts with love for their school and dear motherland.