Delhi Public School, Greater Faridabad, with utmost pride and patriotic fervor, celebrated 71stRepublic Day of free India, ‘RASHTRA GAAN, DESH KA MAAN on January 26, 2020, in association with the most prestigious Newspaper Dainik Jagran Limited – India’s leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Radio and Digital. Jagran.com is the flagship brand of the Jagran New Media and is the No.1 Hindi News and Information site in India.
The celebration was graced by the august presence of Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya National General Secretary, BJP as theChief Guest, the Guest of Honour,Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India and Shri Jai ParkashDalal, Cabinet Minister, Haryana. The occasion came alive with the esteemed presence of Shri Rohit Jainendra Jain, PRO VC, Smt. Shail Bala Jain, Shri Ramesh Juneja, Chairman Mankind Pharma Ltd., Shri Narender Gupta, MLA, Faridabad, Shri Rajesh Nagar, MLA, Tigaon, Faridabad,Shri Neeraj Sharma, MLA, NIT, Faridabad, Shri. Moolchand Mittal, District Vice President, Shri Ajay Gaur, Political Secretary to Chief Minister, Haryana, Shri K.K. Rao (IPS), Commissioner of Police, Faridabad, Shri Yash Pal Yadav (IAS), Deputy Commissioner, Faridabad, Dr. YashGarg (IAS), Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Faridabad, Shri Vijay Pratap Singh, Youth Leader, Badhkal, Faridabad, Shri Pratap Singh, Secretary, RERA, Gurgaon, Shri Manmohan Garg, Deputy Mayor, Shri Amardeep Jain, Haryana Civil Service, principals of leading schools and educational organizations, eminent educationists and citizens of Faridabad and parents and grandparents of the students.
The program commenced with Principal, Mrs. Surjeet Khanna welcoming the august gathering followed by flag hoisting.It was a proud moment to be a part of unfurling of the tri-coloured flag and the rendition of the National Anthem in unison, echoing the spirit of devout nationalism which was simultaneously held at 26 schools across Delhi and NCR. 550 young Dipsites of Classes III- VIII added to the vibrant celebrations with their melodious songs ” Padharo mahre desh’, ‘De ho shiva’ and colourful dance performances on ‘Desan mein des’, ‘Ek Onkaar’ and ‘Jai ho’. The research-based exhibition ‘India on the Move’ highlighted India’s vastness and rich heritage, exploring India as a progressive nation to recognize and reaffirm our pride as Indians.
Chief Guest, Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya National General Secretary, BJP, addressed the audience inspired the students to honour the integrity and diversity of our nation. He also lauded the efforts of Dainik Jagaran group and DPS Greater Faridabad family in instilling the love for their motherland through this program. The grounds of DPS GF echoed with the melodious rendition of the patriotic song, ‘Ab tumhare hawale vatan sathiyon’ by the esteemed Chief Guest adding to the patriotic flavor.
The aspiring Team of Dainik Jagran took an initiative to felicitate and recognize the seven ordinary citizens living extraordinary lives, Saat Sarohkaars, who have made a considerable impact on our society through their exemplary work. The recipients of the honours were Mr. Vipin Maheshwari for water conservation, Payal Pruthi, for social health, Rakesh Sethi for literacy program, Ms. Harpreet Kaur for women empowerment, Mr. Surendra Garg for povertyeradication, Mr. Anand Mehta for population planning and Mr. Jitendra Bhadana for Save Environment campaign.
Following this,Dainik Jagran Group honoured the self-motivated students of Agrani Club, DPS Greater Faridabad with Community Service Award. Their undying spirit and enthusiasm towards the society is an inspiration for their peers.
Manish Bhadana and Himanshu Panchal of Class XI were felicitated for their stupendous performance in the second level of National Talent Search Examination 2019-20 andAviral Jain of Class X was felicitated for featuring among the top 100 students of DPS fraternity across the globe by clearing the final round of SMT Examination (SMTE) 2019-20. Aviral has also secured first position in French Spell Bee, International Mathematics Olympiad and has been awarded a scholarship of Rs. 50,000/-. He has also cleared the first level of NTS Examination and has made the school proud by securing fourth position in NSTSE in Faridabad and Gurugram toppers list.
The day also marked an important landmark in the school calendar with the laying of the foundation stone of the State-of-the-art Sports Complex at DPS Greater Faridabad with stellar features and indoor and outdoor sports facilities by honorable Chief Guest, Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya,Guest of Honour, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India and Shri Jai Parkash Dalal, Cabinet Minister, Haryana,Pro VC Mr. Rohit Jainendra Jain and Principal, Ms. Surjeet Khanna. The vision of ProVC Mr. Rohit Jainendra Jain is to provide multi-faceted facilities to the dipsites so that excellence in sports can be passionately pursued by them.
The Guest of Honour, Shri Jai Parkash Dalal, Cabinet Minister, Haryana delivered an inspiring speech wherein he articulated that it is the duty of all the citizens, especially the young generation, not to forget the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters and to be proud of our nation and to keep striving to lead a life with head held high. He congratulated the school authorities on their initiative and encouraged the students to excel in life and make their nation proud.
The Vote of Thanks was proposed by the Principal, Mrs. Surjeet Khanna who addressed the entire school, reminding each one of them their responsibilities as citizens of India and guided the students how they can take inspiration from the great achievers who have made India proud at the global map. She also thanked the distinguished guests and the Dainik Jagran Group for their incredible initiative to make this day memorable for DPS Greater Faridabad family.