The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated on the Fort with careful social distancing. The school fraternity paid homage to the tricolour which was unfurled at the start of the programme followed by the National Anthem. The Principal, Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat in his address to the gathering, motivated the students by talking about the opportunity offered by the pandemic to look at life differently. The entire humanity has risen to meet the challenge because we stood together in the face of the insurmountable challenge. He also riveted the attention of the audience towards the responsibilities brought by the laurel of being the #1 Boys’ Residential School in the country. At the Astachal, floral tributes were paid to the Father of the Nation. The songs steeped in the fervour of patriotism- “Veer Jawano” sung by the choir and “Aye Watan” by the faculty coloured our very souls and “Hum honge kamyab” sung by the faculty transported us within, to sail into the customary silence at the Astachal which gave us an opportunity to delve deeper into our own selves.