“From 26th January 1950, India, that is Bharath, shall be sovereign democratic republic”
The 34th and last Governor General of India, Chakravarti Rajgopalachari said. And as he did, the words reverberated and hung in the atmosphere, sinking slowly. That day, the martyrs were remembered. Hearts cheered while the eyes wept. People rejoiced while the black clouds in the sky departed. We celebrated the official launch of our Constitution. The Indian Constitution adorned with beautiful calligraphy and a stunning Preamble which guarded the rights of the citizens of India. ‘We the People of India’, understood that if the Indian population could join hands and drive out the British force out of India, it could do anything.
Keeping the legacy alive, Army Institute of Law celebrated the 69th Republic Day in its premises on Friday. The show was kicked off when the Principal, Mrs. Tejinder Kaur, hoisted the flag. With the beautiful ‘Tricolor’ swaying with the zephyr in the foggy sky and the mellifluous National Anthem playing in the background, it was certainly a sight to behold. Following the National Anthem, the Principal and the Registrar, Col. Harjinder Singh (Retd.) addressed the budding lawyers, all smartly clad in black suits, a layer’s perfect attire. After that, Dilisha Nair (1stYear) and Nishant Tiwari (1st Year) delivered speeches in English and Hindi respectively. Followed by the speeches, a choir consisting of students from 1st Year- Sonu Parmar, Sunidhi Singh, Jyotika Aggarwal, Preyoshi Bhattacharjee, Rashmi Kumari and Nishant Tiwari-presented a medley, which the Cultural Prefects- TavishGurung and Thoibi Devi (5thYear) helped them prepare. With the tricolor soaring in the sky and patriotism gushing through the veins, the campus echoed from the union when the students sung the motto of the Indian Army, “Bharat Mata ki Jai!” lead by Devvrat Singh (1st Year). Concluding the show, students were shown the movie “Gangaajal” in the Multi-Purpose Hall.
It can’t be said that “patriotism was revived”, because it just doesn’t leave the campus of AIL anyway. It reminded us of staying happy. It created new memories. It brought all of us together.
This write up was prepared by Nishant Tiwari, 1st year.