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Republic Day 2018

26th January, 2018

St Francis de Sales College celebrated the 69th Republic Day of the Nation with the hoisting of the National Flag.
The ceremony started at 7:45 am with the Vice Principal of the College, Fr Jijo Manjackal hoisting the flag along with the fervent singing of the National Anthem. This was followed by the Republic Day Address by Prof Smruthee Markhedkar, the Staff Secretary. In her address, Prof Smruthee exhorted on the aspect of "being republic from within" and invited all to free themselves from the vices of "gossiping" and being more positive in their approach to life.
Fr Jijo, the Vice Principal in his address invited the gathering to nurture the patriotic feeling that one has, one seeing the Tricolor Flag, and to "think and work for the nation" not only on such National Days, but every day of life. The programme concluded with chants of praises to the Nation and sweets being distributed to all gathered.
The programme was anchored by Desalite Moses from BA. It was attended by over 125 volunteeers and cadets of the NSS and NCC under the leadership of Prof Karibasavangowda and Lt Sampath Kumar (delegated to Desalite Vimal Clinton)