Our country’s 70th Republic Day was celebrated in all its solemnity and grandeur at Zebar today. The day began with a school prayer followed by flag hoisting by the Guest of Honour, Wing Commander Puneet Chadha. He is the officer in charge of Helicopter operations at HQ South Western Air Command and an alumna of Udgam School. This was accompanied by the Flag Song and the pledge. The Guest of Honour spoke eloquently about the role of teachers in moulding his career. He enthralled the audience with his inspirational journey from being an Udgamite to joining the Indian Air Force. In his speech, he quoted the famous Doha of Kabir “Guru Govind dou khade, kaake laagoon paye Balihari guru aapki, Govind diyo milaye.” He inspired students to follow their teachers which will help them in achieving their dreams in life. In the end, he gave three mantras for success in life for Zebar students. The school choir presented the patriotic song “Jhanda Uncha Rahe Hamara” which ignited the feeling of nationalism. A patriotic speech by Taksh Parasharya evoked the patriotic emotions of the audience. The cultural programme included a dance by students of grade 5 and a classical dance by students of class 6. The Vote of Thanks was given by Ms Jayasree Menon –Vice Principal Primary Section. The students dispersed after snacks with the image of the fluttering tricolour in their minds. Hail India! Hail our motherland! Jai Hind!