In an atmosphere of patriotic fervour, the 68th Republic Day of India was celebrated with great zeal and verve by the Josephites, at St. Joseph’s Academy. The esteemed Chief Guest for the event was  Ret. Major General P.K. Gusain, an alumnus of the school.The programme commenced with the hoisting of the flag by the Chief Guest and Rev. Bro. Dennis, while the whole school sang the National anthem with pride in their eyes.
After praying for the nation’s well being, the middle school put forth a patriotic dance. Alok Bhatt enlightened the audience about the significance of the day. The school choir celebrated the spirit of unity through the song – ‘Chak de India’.
Depicting the sanctity  of the occasion and the role played by the makers of our Constitution, the students of class 8th performed a skit titled – ‘Samvidhan’. This was followed by a speech by Sanya Dhyani emphasizing on the vices of corruption and dishonesty.
Saluting our soldiers’ efforts to make India the proud nation that she is today, there was a dance performance by the middle school.
The choir, joined by the teachers, sang ‘Vande Matram’. The Chief Guest, Major General Gusain addressed the gathering, enlightening the audience about the significance of the National flag. His speech included descriptions of the valley’s rich heritage. The programme concluded with the Principal Rev. Bro. Dennis giving the vote of thanks.

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