Monday, January 26, 2009

Republican Day Celebration at St. Xavier’s High School Airoli

Being the day of national importance Republic Day was celebrated with great pomp and show in St. Xavier’s High School, Airoli. The school and the premises was decorated with tricolours. Great personalities were invited as guest. They are Mr. Sandeep Shivale (Sub-Inspector, Rabale Police Station), Mr. Sanjay Barve (Branch Manager, Union Bank of India), Mr. Pramod Parab (HR/Administration Manager, Goregaon Sports Club), Mr. Malbe (Editor, Punya Nagari), Mr. Vishwajeet (Pastor), Mr. Mahendra Khandekar (Workshop Superintendent of Shri Ram Datta Meghe College), Mr. Ajit Balakrishnan (Director, Kitek Technologies), Mr. Nitin Maniar (Editor of multilingual Paper), Dr. Pranit Farande (Consultant Skin Specialist / Cosmetologist (Dermotosurgeon / HIV Consultant)

The zeal and enthusiasm of each and every participant was at its peak especially during patriotic song and dance. The day began with flag hoisting and March past by the various squads of the school. The Republic Day celebration began with the praise of Lord through Bible reading and Prayer.

A plethora of events was displayed by the student which was much appreciated by the guest.

In their speech guests explained “The importance of 26th January 1950 in the history of our nation. It is need of the hour to protect our nation’s culture & heritage.”

The guests also admired and appreciated the management of the school for including various co-curricular activities and giving such talented children to our country.

The programme winded up with a heart-felt thanks to Chairman Sir, Dr. A. F. Pinto and Managing Director, Madam Grace Pinto for being the


The 60th Republic Day celebration came an end with the school anthem.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Wish   U   All



60th Republic Day Of India

Republic Day is one of the greatest national celebrations observed throughout the country on January 26 every year. India became Republic on the 26th Jan, 1950. The country became a sovereign democratic republic with a written constitution and an elected parliament.

At the time of independence, although India was under British rule, there were 565 Princely States, big and small, ruled by powerful sovereigns who were protected by treaties of alliance with the British Crown. Without bringing them together, the fundamental unity of the country was not possible. This unification was accomplished by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, whose statesmanship helped to integrate the country into one nation. In a little less than 2 years, all the princely States became a part of the Republic of India.

A little background: It was in the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress at midnight of December 31, 1929 - January 1, 1930, that the Tri-Colour Flag was unfurled by the nationalists and a pledge taken that every year on January 26, the "Independence Day" would be celebrated and that the people would unceasingly strive for the establishment of a Sovereign Democratic Republic of India. The professed pledge was successfully redeemed on January 26, 1950, when the Constitution of India framed by the Constituent Assembly of India came into force, although the Independence from the British rule was achieved on August 15, 1947.

Republic Day Parade

The most spectacular celebrations include the march past of the three armed Forces, massive parades, folk dances by tribal folk from the different states in picturesque costumes marking the cultural unity of India. Further, the streak of jet planes of Indian Air Force, leaving a trial of coloured smoke, marks the end of the festival.

The President of India at New Delhi, on this most colourful day, takes salute of the contingents of Armed Forces. In the States, the Governors take the salute, and in Taluqas and administrative headquarters the same procedure is adopted. At Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, three days later (i.e. 29th January) the massed bands of the Armed Forces "Beat the Retreat" in a majestic manner.

The first Republic Day parade in 1950, was held at the Irwin Stadium (the present day National Stadium). It was the British who brought to India the concept of the ceremonial parade. It was used for both celebration and national glorification. the Republic Day parade, once a small and modest affair, has now turned into a lavish spectacle of marching columns representing the armed forces, accompanied by armoured vehicles and military bands. These are followed by decorated floats presented by the various states of India and folk dancers drawn from the diverse regions of the country. An air display by the Indian Air Force, forms the highlight of the parade. In the capital, New Delhi, the festivities are the most spectacular, and the day is celebrated with parade and pageantry. Watched by a vast multitude of people, the parade starts from the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the Presidential residence) and winding its way through the heart of the city, ends at the historic Red Fort in Old Delhi.

End of the Republic Day celebrations

Three days later, on the evening of January 29, a stirring ceremony known as 'Beating Retreat', is held. The ancient military custom of sending drummers through the streets just before sunset to warn the troops to return to their barracks before the flag is hauled down for the night, has been revived in a unique way. Twenty or more bands, from the three services, perform. The plaintive notes of the old hymn, 'Abide with me' is played. The bands fall silent and a solitary bugler takes up the hymn's refrain. The final notes fade away-marking the end of the Republic Day celebrations.

Constitution of India [Preamble]

v WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure all its citizens:

v JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

v LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

v EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all

v FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;


Saturday, January 24, 2009

AWO's under one banner………… at Juhu beach

Animal Welfare Organisation and Animal Lovers from all over Mumbai came under common banner to save stray dogs and organized a rally at Juhu beach after recent Bombay High Court decision on killing nuisance stray dogs in the city.

Celebrities like Anju Mahendru, Raju Kher, Jiah Khan, Urvashi Dholakia and Neena Gupta were also taken part with their canine to express their stand to support animal welfare organisation in the movement to save dogs from killing.

In December 2008, the Bombay High Court ruled that stray dogs there were nuisance could be killed. While taking PNR News, an animal lover Nisha Kunju said "after the order there is a chance, BMC will misuse the power and start killing stray dogs" and instead of killing to control stray dog population the BMC should set up Sterilization centers in each ward, so that the sterilization process will be fast.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dharmesh Shah appointed as the new secretary of BJP Mumbai Vyapar and Udyog

MLA Gopal Shhetty Falicitate Dharmesh Shah as Secretary of Mumbai's Vyapar and Udyog mandal

Finally, Mulund gets a young representative in Mumbai's Vyapar and Udyog mandal, a body of trade and industry. Mulund's well-known, young and dynamic person Dharmesh Shah, (33) has been appointed as Secretary of BJP Mumbai Vyapar and Udyog Mandal.

The announcement was made by Shankar Bhanusali, president of Mumbai Vyapari and Uudyog Aaghadi on 19 January during a meeting called at BJP's office Vasant Smruti, Dadar east.

Gopal Shetty, MLA from Borivali / Dahisar constituency along with Mangal Prabhat Lodha, founder-chairman of the Lodha Group and Ram Naik Petroleum Minister along with many other dignitaries present on the occasion felicitated Dharmesh Shah for his appointment as the secretary.

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