A team of 104 students and 9 Teachers of Indian School Darsait witnessed the 69th Republic Day Parade at Rajpath on 26th January 2018 and the complete Dress Rehearsal of Beating the Retreat at Vijay Chowk on 28th January 2018.
The group left for Delhi on the early morning of 25th January 2018. They visited the famous and mighty Akshar Dham Swami Narayan Temple and various historical places such as Kutub Minar, India Gate Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, Taj Mahal etc.
The magnificent event at the Republic Day Parade at Raj Path included the synchronized movement of marching soldiers, stunning performance of BSF female cadres on bikes, the beautiful tableaus of various states depicting the greatness, culture, heritage and History of India, the breathtaking air show, splendid display of various missiles and ammunitions of our Armed Forces. ISD team was in great awe to watch Honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi walking down the Rajpath waving to the gallery.
The team also witnessed the famous and colourful complete dress rehearsal of ‘Beating the Retreat’ at Vijay Chowk in front of the Rashtrapathi Bhavan on 28th January 2018. The glorious band team of all three forces of India displayed a spectacular show of band and music. The rhythmic marching with music the colourful uniform, the flawless movement of soldiers mesmerized the audience. It is undoubtedly once in a lifetime event that each one should witness.
‘It is indeed an opportunity for these students who have only read about India’s Heritage and Culture as well as the freedom struggle through books to walk through the history of India, sacrifice of our freedom fighters and dedication of our Modern sculptures of New India when they visit these places and watch events of this magnitude’. Education is not limited to the four walls of the classrooms but these kinds of tours are the real life learning experiences that every institution must provide to their students, the Principal, Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath said.
The group reached Muscat on the wee hours of 30th January 2018 after gathering a lot of fond memories to cherish a life time.