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R- Day celebrated in City with patriotic fervour


Indore:The 65th Republic Day was celebrated in the city on Sunday amid patriotic fervour.Several programmes were held to mark the day.Activities began as early as 9a. m as people gathered at RAPTC Parade Ground to witness the flag- hoisting ceremony.

The programme was led by UAD Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya. March past by police, para- military forces and cadets kept the patriotic spirits high. Furthermore, there were tableaux exhibiting glimpses of the state’s development also circled the ground.Later, an award ceremony was held in which officials and employees, who had shown commendable work, were awarded.


The Barli Development Institute for Rural Women invited a number of high- level guests to grace its flaghoisting programme. The aim of the programme was to imbibe a sense of selfconfidence among disabled women.

More than 100 people including trainees from 46 villages from various districts of Madhya Pradesh took part in the cultural shows.Congress takes lead The Congress party also hosted a do at its party office.Proceedings began with flag- hoisting ceremony at 8: 30AM. The party workers sang national anthem and also saluted the Tri- colour with City Congress president Pramod Tandon taking the lead.


All schools across the city held flag- hoisting ceremony in their premises, in which teachers and students took part with equal enthusiasm.A host of dignitaries were in attendance to witness the events. At Satya Sai Vidya Vihar, the flag- hoisting ceremony was presided over by school’s director Madhav Paranjpe. The ceremony was followed by students singing ‘ Vande Mataram.

Similarly, staff and students of St Paul’s Higher Secondary School gathered in the school premises to celebrate R- Day. The Tri- color was hoisted by seniormost teacher Jaya Mansharamani.A slew of programmes were lined up including the Annual Academic Prize Distribution.

Students of Vidyasagar School also celebrated Republic Day with patriotic fervour. Former Minister Chandra Prabhash Shekhar was the chief guest.

Students donning dresses like leaders chanted their respective slogans. Students of New Pink Flower School celebrated R- Day and held various cultural programme.

Emerald International School, Daly College, Queens’ College, Delhi Public School, Standard Public School, Tagore Public School, Qureshi Computer Academy, Pragya Girls School and others educational institutions celebrated R- Day will patriotic enthusiasm.

The DAVV and IIM- Indore were amongst the varsities and colleges that organized Republic Day celebrations amidst much fanfare. DAVV Vice- Chancellor DP Singh took part in the flag- hoisting ceremony.

Doctors honoured Along with the felicitation of police and administrative officials during the function, the State Government also felicitated doctors of M Hospital for their tireless efforts during Chandan Nagar riots. Superintendent of Hospital Dr PS Thakur, Dr Sumit Shukla and other junior doctors were awarded. District TB Officer Dr Vijay Chhajlani was felicitated for successfully achieving target given by the Central Government for seven times in a row. Executive Director of MP Voluntary Health Association Mukesh Kumar Sinha was also praised for his work in controlling the sex ratio.

Patriotic songs echo in Bharat Parv “ Bharat Parv” celebrated in the evening of Republic Day at Gandhi Hall witnessed energetic patriotic songs staged by Jabalpur band and cultural dance by a troupe of Sagar. The audience was spellbound by the performances and they reciprocated with huge rounds of applause for the performers.

Indore Municipal Corporation Commissioner KM Moghe, Additional Collector Ravindra Singh, ADM Alok Singh and others were present. Jabalpur’s visually impaired girl Shrankhla Shrivastav’s presentation won the heart of the audience. Sagar’s dance troupe performed a dance recital. The exhibition held on the occasion by Divisional Public Relations office on development received appreciation from viewers. Literature on government’s schemes and programmes was also distributed to the viewers.