Mangaluru, Jan 31: The 74th Republic Day at St Aloysius College Higher Primary School was celebrated on January 26.
The chief guest of the day was alumnus, Raghavendra Surendra Suri a theatre aspirant, graduated from National School of Drama, Bengaluru and an active member of journey theatre group, working in theatre and arts. He is also the HR for HSBC Bank.
The Jesuit management, staff and students are proud of him and his achievements for having studied in Kannada Medium at St Aloysius Primary School and has reached to greater heights. The chief guest was escorted by headmistress, Jositta Noronha, assistant headmaster, Liya D Souza as the school band led by S Prisha Rajesh welcomed the dignitaries. The large number of parents who joined the celebration, staff and students also joined in welcoming the guest with thunderous round of applaud.
A note of welcome was expressed by Keerthi and vote of thanks by Sneha. The national flag was hoisted by the chief guest and the national anthem was sung in one chorus paying due respect to the nation. The framer of the constitution, Dr B R Ambedkar was rembered and the dignitaries offered homage to his portrait by strewing flowers. The students of class 4 beautifully depicted the significance of the day by potraying the national leaders responsible in the framing of the constitution. Group of students performed a patriotic dance.
The assistant headmaster in his message stressed on the importance of celebrating the Republic Day and also on how important it is to live harmoniously in the path of the constitution. The entire programme was compered by Ashwini and Spoorthi. After the conclusion of the formal programme students were distributed sweets.