Tribute to the national flag was given not just by government bodies and bigger organizations but also by schools showing that nation has a lot of importance for residents of Navi Mumbai. One such school was DAV Public School in New Panvel where the flag hoisting ceremony was held. At DAV Public School, New Panvel the flag was hoisted by the dignitaries and then a cultural event followed. Students sang patriotic songs and delivered speeches on the significance of Republic Day. The celebrations here was graced with the presence of the Principa Alka Lokre and freedom fighter Dattatrey Kulkarni. The students delivered the message of unity to the audience by way of a song and Taekwondo presentation. The Republic Day celebrations ended with a prize distribution ceremony where the dignitaries awarded students and teams who have won games and sports ranging from athletes, basketball, football and cricket. At the times when most schools preferred to give holidays to students on Republic Day, it is initiative like these seen at DAV Public School New Panvel that helps inculcate in young minds feelings of patriotism, moral values and nationalism. The same was reiterated by a few parents who spoke to NMTV News. With cameraperson Deepak Kamble, Jan Cabral for NMTV News. Avalon Height International School celebrated Republic Day with utmost gusto and enthusiasm. Students of the school along with teachers were present in huge numbers to celebrate the day with patriotism and nationalism. Our correspondent Nilofar Shaikh was present during the ceremony and reports. While corporates and government organizations celebrated Republic Day, even schools were not far behind. Evoking the feeling of patriotism and nationalism in its students, Avalon Height International School celebrated Republic Day with great patriotic fervor. In wake of the celebrations a massive rally was taken out by the school from Koperkhairane to Vashi. Along with the students, even parents were present during the rally. The students shared their patriotic feelings on the day with us. A face painting competition was also held for the parents where they painted their faces and clothes like that of the national flag. Enthusiastic parents also spoke to the media. We also caught up with the school’s Director Simi Sharma who said that if we need to bring a change in society then such initiatives must be taken. She also spoke on 1000 families taking oath to serve for the society. With cameraperson VIvek Gaikwad, Nilofar Shaikh for NMTV News. Dressed in white, hundreds of students and teachers gathered at the grounds of T S Rahaman to participate in the flag hoisting ceremony at Nhava. The flag hoisting ceremony was performed at the hands of T S Rahaman Group’s Chairman Rasheed Yusuf. The flag hoisting ceremony was held in Training Ship Rehman’s Nhava Sheva campus where T S Rahaman Group’s Chairman Rasheed Yusuf, LKMN School and Jr college’s Chairman Elizabeth Yusuf, Farzana Yusuf and other dignitaries were present. An award ceremony was also held to honor those employees who had shown their loyalty to the institution and were working there for more than 15 to 20 years. Later on a march past was held by the students who dressed in white exuberated unity and peace. A cultural program was also held by the students. The students expressed their views on Republic Day. The Republic Day was also special for the institution as the day also commenced the centenary celebrations. With cameraperson Satish Garud, Vrushali Chitre for NMTV News.
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