Our 60th Republic Day was celebrated with great patriotic fervor and enthusiasm. Our National flag was hoisted by our Ashram Secretary Dr.V.Ragupathy at 8.30 am. It was attended by all the teachers, Ashram workers, trainees and students. In his special address he narrated the freedom struggle of our honorable leaders and how India is unique in its culture and tradition. He appealed to the younger generation to safe guard the hard-won freedom.
There was a procession along Kallupatti main streets, in which Higher Secondary students, Kumarappa Vidyalaya Trainees, Teachers, and Ashram employees participated. Students raised slogans in praise of Mahatma Gandhiji and our Republic.
A meeting was conducted in the auditorium, which was presided over by our Secretary Dr.V.Ragupathy . Additional collector Dr.Darez Ahmed,IAS was the chief Guest of the function Ashram President Dr.Venkataswamy gave his welcome address over the phone and he participated in the function through skype. Dr.Ragupathy then introduced the chief guest. Additional collector Dr. Dr.Darez Ahmed,IAS in his special address admired and appreciated the students’ discipline, our prayer and response from students.
He recollected why Gandhiji was away from the capital on the day of Independence in 1947. Gandhi was not after wealth or power. It was in Madurai that Gandhiji gave up his traditional rich attire and switched over to his popular single garment, thus representing the poor Indian farmers. Dr.Darez Ahmed, IAS expressed his desire to be a student at Gandhiniketan Ashram. He was very much attracted by the peaceful and beautiful environment.
Cultural programmes like kummi and kolattam staged by our primary and Higher Secondary students. Two students from primary spoke about ‘Republic’. A hand-written magazine was released by the additional collector and the copy was received by Mr.Mahendran Usilampatti D.I. with the vote of thanks by Mrs.R.Rajeswari H.M, the function came to an end.
Six groups of teachers, students and Trainees celebrated Republic Day in six villages, Muthulingapuram, Ammapatti, Thevankurichi, Kollaveranpatti and Mangammalpatti, along with the villagers. They conducted meeting awareness programmes, planted trees and staged cultural
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