-News n Visuals : Nagendra Achar, Barkur.
Heradi Barkur, 26.01.2026 : As the sun rose on the momentous occasion of the 75th Republic Day, the Shri Vidhyesha Vidyamanya English Medium High School in Heradi Barkur stood as a beacon of patriotism and reverence. With a beautifully orchestrated program, the school paid homage to the great sacrifices made by the nation builders, the armed forces, and the selfless leaders who shaped India's destiny.
At 9:30 am, the school grounds bore witness to a vibrant parade filled with patriotic fervor, accompanied by stirring renditions of national songs and enlightening talks reflecting on the sacrifices of our forefathers. Mr. Gokuldas Kamath, a prominent businessman and philanthropist from Kalchapra Barkur, was bestowed the honor of unfurling the national tricolor, symbolizing the spirit of unity and pride that defines the essence of India.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. P. Archibald Furtado, Admin. Coordinator of National Group of Educational Institutions Barkur, eloquently highlighted India's rich tapestry of diversity and its remarkable journey since the inception of its Constitution 75 years ago. "India," he emphasized, "is not just a nation but a cradle of civilizations, having birthed four major world religions—Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism—encompassing a quarter of the world's population. Our Constitution, crafted with foresight and wisdom, has paved the way for our nation's spectacular growth across various domains. It is incumbent upon us to safeguard the values of unity and contribute towards the collective progress as responsible citizens."
The event commenced with a warm welcome extended by Ms. Dhanya, setting the tone for an engaging and memorable celebration. Ms. Jansitha Quadrus efficiently steered the proceedings as the event's compere, while the coordination and direction of the entire program were expertly overseen by teachers Mrs. Jyothy Shetty and the Physical Education directors Mr. Suresh Shetty and Mrs. Jyothy, along with the dedicated teaching and non-teaching staff.
In his introductory speech, the Student Prefect Leader (SPL) of the High School, Mr. Karthick, aptly emphasized the significance of Republic Day as a national festival that celebrates the mosaic of cultures and traditions encapsulated within the Indian ethos.
Ensuring that the 75th Republic Day celebrations at SVVN are etched in the annals of history, Headmistress Mrs. Likitha Kotary reaffirmed the school's commitment to imparting value-based education over the past two decades. With a sense of pride and accomplishment, the school community embraced the spirit of patriotism and unity, embodying the essence of what it means to be a proud citizen of India.
As the echoes of the national anthem reverberated through the air, SVVN English Medium High School stood tall, a testament to the indomitable spirit of a nation united in its quest for progress, prosperity, and peace.