DOHA: Birla Public School (BPS) Doha celebrated Constitution Day of India, also known as ‘Samvidhan Divas’. The day is celebrated every year on 26 November to recognise and honour the efforts of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, the father of the Indian Constitution.
On 26 November, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, which came into effect from 26 January, 1950. Constitution Day is celebrated to promote constitutional values among citizens. The event was organised to inculcate patriotism among students and to honour the Constitution of India.
The celebration began with the singing of the national anthems of Qatar and India. It was followed by short documentary films highlighting the making of the Constitution and the Unity in Diversity song Mile Sur Mera Tumhara.
Academic Director-Principal Harish Sanduja paid tributes to the great leaders of India. Vice-Principal (Co-scholastic) Rajesh Pillai spoke on the unity of India and reminded all to safeguard the identity and freedom of the country.
Earlier in the day, the Preamble was read over the public address system at 7 am by Shaymanti Bhowmik of Grade XII. Students of the Primary section participated in a fancy dress competition.
Dressed up as famous Indian personalities and freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Ambedkar, Rani Lakshmi Bhai etc., the students spoke a few lines about them. They learned about the efforts and dedication of the freedom fighters of India and they were briefed about the constitutional values.
Keeping the theme in mind, an elocution competition was also held for the primary classes. It helped enlighten students about the values of the Constitution. Children were told that the Constitution is the backbone of every democratic and secular country.
The Middle School created masterpieces through collage making. The programme was organised by the team consisting of Neha Elsa Thomas (Head Girl), Anoushka Karkera (Cultural Secretary), Shaymanti (Vice-Head Girl), Reeva, Kshitij, Kevin, Leo Abraham, Bhagath Krishna and Parisa.
They were supported by the Social Science Department, led by HOD Rekha George and coordinated by Rakesh Verma and Dr Mohammed Madapalli.