Orchids The International School – Masjid Bunder, a popular CBSE school near Marine Lines, celebrated Independence Day in a grand manner. The festivities started with the guard of honor welcoming the President and Trustees of Shree CVOD Jain Pathshala accompanied by our Principal, Ms. Beena Nayken. The Chief Guest Mr. Lalit Hariya, President and Trustee of Shree CVOD Jain Pathshala hoisted our National Flag which was followed by the National Anthem.Tanuj Gangrade of Grade 7 then rendered a heart-warming speech about the significance of Republic Day. A moment of silence was also observed for the brave soldiers who lost their lives in Pathankot recently. This was followed by students singing patriotic songs like Saare Jahan Se Acha and Ae Watan. After this, Miskhat Aquib of Grade 7 delivered a soul-stirring speech, awakening and questioning, all on what it means to be a true Republican Nation. A crackling Lezim dance was performed by the students across grades, which was well enjoyed by the audience. The Principal and Chief Guest also shared their thoughts about this day emphasizing on the importance of unity and equality. The day concluded with the singing of the School Anthem.