Attempt any one of the following : (5)

M. Gandhi Vidyalaya
We invite you to grace the auspicious
programme of 'Republic Day'.
Programme :
Flag hoisting
National Anthem
March Past
Dance Competition
Environment Exhibition
Day & Date : Sunday 26 Jan., 2014
Time: 7 a.m.
Venue : The School Ground

B1. Report
Prepare a report for the school
magazine on the celebration of
the Republic Day. Use the points given in the invitation card.
B2. Dialogue
Develop a dialogue between
you and your mother on the
celebration of the Republic
Day in your school.

Answer: B1
Republic Day Celebrations at Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya

Mumbai, 27th January 2014

The 66th Republic Day was celebrated with a lot of fanfare and grandeur at Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya yesterday. Students and teachers from all the classes participated in the plethora of cultural programs which took place in the school premises. The day began with the hoisting of the national flag by our Principal Dr. Mehta at 7 am. The entire assembly of students sang the national anthem immediately after the flag hoisting. The school band marched past the ground playing drums and trumpets. The members of the band were
dressed in the colours of the school’s emblem and wore attractive sashes and headgears.

The cultural events were kick started with the dance competition where students competed with one another in the solo and group dance categories. Miss Umang from Class 9 won in the solo category and Class 6 won for their colourful rendition of a folk song. After the cultural events, an environment exhibition was held where the students displayed various models on environmental awareness and solar-powered gadgets. The model for a solar-powered garbage disposal won the first prize. After a short prayer, the Principal gave a speech on the empowerment of the youth. The event concluded with a group song by the teachers. It was truly a spectacular day for all of us at Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya.

By Student Reporter

Answer : B2
Mother: Looks like you had a lot of fun at school today. How were the Republic Day celebrations?

Me: It was truly spectacular mother. Our Principal, Mrs. Mehta, hoisted the national flag at 7 am and we sang the national anthem. Soon after that, the school band marched by wearing colourful clothes and sashes.

Mother: Did they play any instruments?

Me: Yes they did play drums and trumpets. A girl from my class won the first prize in the solo dance competition. She performed beautifully.

Mother: Now tell me about the environment exhibition you were preparing for.

Me: Oh yes! I had been working on my exhibit for the past three weeks. As you already know, it was a model for a solar-powered garbage disposal. The bin is covered with solar powered cells which convert the kitchen waste into energy. The competition was very tough but the judge somehow loved my idea as it was original.

Mother: Does that mean you won the prize?

Me: Yes mother, I wanted it to be a surprise for you. The trophy is in my bag.

Mother: Oh I can’t wait to see it!

Me: The day couldn’t have ended better. Our Principal also gave a speech on the empowerment of the youth and cited my example as an ideal youth who would do great things in the future. After a small group song, the program came to an end. I truly had a great time today!