Republic Day is a day of national rejoicing and a red-letter day in our country. The day is celebrated with pomp and show, zeal and spirit, throughout the length and breadth of the country.
APS Mathura celebrated its 72nd Republic Day on 26th January,2021 in all its solemnity and grandeur. The occasion was graced by Brig. Abhijeet Sharma, the Chairman, APS Mathura. Sir was formally welcomed by the Principal, Dr. Ramma Mattoo. The celebration began with the unfurling of the national flag by Honourable Chairman Sir, followed by the rendition of the National Anthem. The atmosphere inside the school was surcharged with nationalism and pride.
The events that followed included a picturesque version of patriotism in the form of melodious songs, mesmerizing dance and inspiring by the students. Mr. Subodh Sharma, T.G.T. Hindi also delivered a speech inspiring the youth to lead the country towards prosperity and acknowledged the martyrs for their sacrifice.
On this auspicious day, two students, Rakhi and Vishnu Priya of class XII 2019-2020 Batch were felicitated for academic excellence. They also received cash award of Rs. 15000 from AWES and a ‘SAMSUNG TABLET’ from SWC. It’s a matter of pride for us that Mr. Amit Bansal, PGT Computer received the Best Teacher Award from the South Western Command for the session 2019-2020.
Further, the Chairman Sir enlightened the students about the significance of the Republic day and put forward a word of advice to all the students to ponder upon DECIDE, COMMIT AND SUCCEED.
Thereafter, the Principal, Dr. Ramma Matto addressed the students and further proposed the Vote of thanks to Honorable Chief Guest for sparing his valuable time. Ma’am also thanked the entire APS fraternity for effort put in by all to ensure a successful celebration. She expressed her pride in the rich heritage and culture of the country and highlighted the significance of the day as:
Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India.
The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949 and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26 January was chosen as the Republic day because it was on this day in 1929 when the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress as opposed to the Dominion status offered by the British Regime.
On 29 August 1947, a resolution was moved for the appointment of the Drafting Committee, the Drafting Committee was appointed to draft a permanent constitution, with Dr. B R Ambedkar as chairman. While India’s Independence Day celebrates its freedom from British Rule, the Republic Day celebrates the coming into force of its constitution. A draft constitution was prepared by the committee and submitted to the Constituent Assembly on 4 November 1947. The Assembly met, in sessions open to the public, for 166 days, spread over a period of two years, 11 months and 18 days before adopting the Constitution. After many deliberations and some modifications, the 308 members of the Assembly signed two hand-written copies of the document (one each in Hindi and English) on 24 January 1950. Two days later which was on 26 January 1950, it came into effect throughout the whole nation. On that day began Dr. Rajendra Prasad’s first term of office as President of the Indian Union. The Constituent Assembly became the Parliament of India under the transitional provisions of the new Constitution. This date is celebrated in India as the Republic Day.
The program ended with tree plantation and sweet distribution. It was an eventful day, the memories of which would be cherished forever.
Army Public School Mathura wishes all Indians a very prosperous and Happy Republic Day.