The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated at The Punjab Public School, Nabha with great enthusiasm. All the three wings of the NCC were in attendance. The proceedings got underway with the arrival of Mr Ajay Singh at the Headmaster’s Green at 9.00 am. He unfurled the national tri-colour to the delight of everyone present and inspected the guard of honour. The scene shifted to the Pavate Hall. Pramita Ranu danced to the tune of soulful Ae Meri Zameen Afsos Nahin. Sevak Singh Ghuman and Kanishk expressed their thoughts on the relevance of the day in English and Hindi respectively. The rendition of Sare Jahan Se Achcha and We shall overcome by the school choir lent a different feel to the milieu. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ajay Singh threw light on the relevance of the day and spoke at length on the women achievers in the recent past who did the country proud internationally. Besides, he made a mention of Major Anuj Sood, 21 Rashtriya Rifles and a proud Jumnite (J-0806) who was awarded SHAURYA CHAKRA posthumously for displaying unparalleled valour by laying down his life while fighting terrorists in Handwara in May last year. The function concluded with the singing of national anthem. Finally, a Nukkad Natak outside the auditorium conveyed effectively the message of women empowerment.