Republic Day Celebrated
Republic Day Celebrations were held with patriotic zeal in all the Bridge of Hope project centers on 26th January, 2014. The national flag was hoisted and the children participated in cultural programs. The day was also marked as Sports Day in many centers. Annual drawing and painting competition, ‘Colours of Hope’ was also held on this day. Here is a report from different states:
In Andhra Pradesh, the Bridge of Hope project centers held Republic Day and Sports Day program on January 26th with excitement and joy. It was a memorable moment for the children and staff. Flag hoisting, singing patriotic songs, march past were the highlights of the event. Sports Day and Drawing competition were also organized.
The Republic Day and Sports Day celebration was held on 25th January across all the project centers in Delhi. Government officials were invited to hoist the national flag. The children performed cultural dance and sang patriotic songs. Badminton, Slow cycle race and other competitions were held. The children participated in the drawing competition with great excitement. Blankets were distributed to the children in one of the project centers. Altogether 1820 students and more than 1000 people from the community participated in these events.
Punjab and Jammu
The Bridge of Hope centers in Punjab and Jammu celebrated the Republic Day on 26th January. As part of Sports Day several competitions like cricket, Kho Kho, Badminton etc were held.
Bridge of Hope, Uttarakhand joined the nation in celebrating the 65th Republic Day of the country. Sports Day and Colours of Hope drawing competition was also held on the same day. Flag hoisting, Singing patriotic songs etc marked the celebrations. As part of Sports Day competitions, track events, three legged race, needle race etc were held. All the children participated in these events with great enthusiasm. Children also showed their talent and creativity in drawing competition. Around 1600 Bridge of Hope children from Uttarakhand participated in these events.
On 26th January, national flag was hoisted to mark India’s 65th Republic Day in various project centers in West Bengal. Drawing Competition and Sports Day celebration was also held with great excitement. Biscuit race, Baloon race, Musical chairs etc were the highlights of the Sports competition.