The greatest of all human benefits, that, at least without which no other benefit can be truly enjoyed is Freedom. – Parke Godwin
Republic day was celebrated in all its solemnity and grandeur at St. Paul School on 26 Jan'19. The festivity commenced on a musical note. The school band welcomed the chief guest with a note which reverberated everyone with the feeling of patriotism. The ceremony began with the unfurling of the tricolor, the Pride of Nation, by the Chief Guest Col. Devendra Pandey followed by the National Anthem and March Past. Students marched in contingents to the beats of drum. After the March past the prayer dance and patriotic song filled everyone with sheer patriotism.
The power and energy exhibited by the youngsters was befitting. On this great day, students were awarded for their outstanding achievement and stellar performance in literary, academics and sports followed by inspiring trilingual speech. Rev. Dr. James M. L. CMI, the School Manager was felicitated by the Chief Guest for receiving the 'CMI award for proclamation through Media and Culture', which was instituted by CMI Generalate at Kochi, Kerala.
The chief guest in his speech exhorted us to maintain the dignity of being the civilized citizens of India. The speaker underlined the quote by Abdul Kalam 'Dream, Dream and Dream high'. He also made us to take pledge that we would serve our Motherland, India with heart, body and soul to bring glory and laurels with our dignified deeds.
The Vote of thanks was tabled by the School Vice-President, Chitnain Kaur. On the eve of Republic day pens and pencils were distributed to the students.