The Indian High School yesterday celebrated India’s 71st Republic Day at its Oud Metha campus with patriotic fervour soaring high. The teachers, parents and students enthusiastically gathered along with a crowd of over 5,000 people to salute the tricolor flag. H.E. Vipul, Consul General of India (Dubai), was present as the Chief Guest at the event along with special guests - Dr. Omar Al Muthannna and Mr. Taleb from the Dubai Community Development Authority.
With the opening of the event, the campus echoed with patriotic chants as H.E. Vipul unfurled the Indian National Flag. At IHS, Republic Day is a celebration like no other and we welcome the day in our long standing tradition – with an extravaganza of performances. This year more than 2,000 students from all three campuses, i.e. Oud Metha, Garhoud and DSO put up a series of acts accentuating this year’s theme - Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the world is one family)! So IHS expressed its unanimity by celebrating world cultures, connections & creativity! Expo 2020 themes were also beautifully woven into the celebrations to bespeak the love and connection that exists between UAE and India.
As is the tradition every year, IHS was pleased to host Students of Determination from Al Noor, Rashid Centre for People of Determination and Special Needs Future Development Center. Students from all three schools walked along with IHS students and staff holding high the spirit of inclusion, coexistence and tolerance.
Mr. Girish Jethwani, Hon. Chairman – the Indian High School Group of Schools was elated to welcome the zealous patriots at the school premises. He added “I am really proud of the performances by the students and I thank each and every staff member – especially the support staff - who has been instrumental in making the event a huge success”.
Mr. Punit MK Vasu, CEO – the Indian High School Group of Schools said “It’s wonderful to be back at my Alma Mater. The Republic Day celebrations bring back many happy memories and it’s our small way of bringing the community together. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam is an ancient philosophy of the Upnishads but even more relevant in today’s world.” He also added that “our students are the face of our institution and this event gives them an opportunity to present their talent as well as show their love for the country”.
The celebratory spirit at IHS perfectly reflected the pride every Indian feels for our nation and its exemplary achievements.