Unbent and unbroken – The underprivileged children of Deepalaya celebrate Republic Day.
26th January at Deepalaya School Gole Kuan was a sight to behold. The children came together with tri-colour flags in their hands and heads held high. Echoes of ‘sare jahan se accha hindustan hamara’ filled the building and one could feel the patriotism rise in the air. The event was organised by the teachers and the staff of the school to commemorate the 65th Republic Day of our country. Needless to say, it was a spectacle of vibrant colours and joyful spirits.
The children who mostly come from under privileged backgrounds were made aware of the relevance of the special day and were motivated to strive ahead in nation building. The day was marked by flag hoisting, speeches by visiting dignitaries and followed by the national anthem. All the children sat through the entire programme with rapt attention and joined in the recital of ‘vande mataram’, our national song. Children from classes LKG to Vth, as well as from remedial education batch participated in the celebrations. The mood of the occasion was upbeat and everyone awash in the patriotic sentiment.
As a token of love, sweets were distributed to children and they went home with a smile on their face and warmth in their heart.
Children are the future; they are the hope for a better tomorrow. If we teach them well, they can lead us into a brighter world of economic and social equality.