Republic Day is a national holiday in India that is celebrated across the nation with parades, flag hoisting, and a major pomp and show. It instills patriotism, pride, and nationalism in young learners. On every Republic Day, students actively get to know about the country’s political history and the freedom struggle as they participate in the celebrations.
As the 74th Republic Day nears, let’s explore some engaging, educational ideas for Republic Day celebration that will make this national holiday even more memorable. It is the day when we revisit our nation’s history, reinforce national values, and showcase our patriotism.
In this article, you will come across Republic Day activities for students that are designed to educate about the national values that bind the people of our country together. But first, let’s cover the basics!
Republic Day commemorates and celebrates the day when the Constitution of our country came into effect. The constitution of India was passed on January 26, 1950, and since then, it has been celebrated as Republic Day every year during which the whole nation comes alive and celebrates the values, outlined in the Constitution.
The day evokes patriotism and national pride in the citizens with many events and activities organized across the country to celebrate the rich heritage and diversity of our country.
JBM Smart Start is one of the best schools in Greater Noida West that ensures that students recognise what our country’s core values are. We celebrate this day in full fervor, and make our students realise the significance of this momentous occasion with many Republic Day activities.
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Here are 12 engaging Republic Day activities for students that entertain, educate, and celebrate the occasion.
Hold a national flag hoisting ceremony with a march passed by students and the choir singing patriotic songs. Students will witness the tricolor flag of our country fluttering and feel a sense of pride for being citizens of a free nation while singing the National Anthem, Jana Gana Mana, and the national song, Vande Mataram with unparalleled zeal.
Organize a patriotic movie marathon featuring films. Popular choices include ‘Lagaan,’ ‘Chak De! India,’ and ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh.’ and more. Follow up each screening with a brief discussion about the movie to reflect on the themes portrayed.
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Arrange a reading session in which students read passages from historical books, narrating the stories of freedom fighters and national leaders who were significant in shaping the course of our nation. This will endow students with a deep understanding of India’s journey to becoming a republic.
Pick from the countless craft ideas and get creative with Tricolor. Create tricolor origami, wall hanging, paper flags, paper flowers, and wristbands, reinforcing the significance of the saffron, white, and green colors in the national flag.
Divide students into several choir groups and encourage them to prepare and perform patriotic songs that resonate with their spirit and express the essence of Republic Day. This would entertain, educate, and help students showcase their musical talents on stage.
Organize a Republic Day quiz competition that covers questions on Indian history, culture, and the Constitution. This would make for an interactive session that tests the knowledge of students and introduces new unexplored subjects, topics, and unknown aspects about the country’s freedom struggle to the students.
Host a fancy dress competition in which students get to dress up as their favorite national heroes or freedom fighters and speak a few lines or famous slogans by them. This creatively puts the students in the shoes of freedom fighters and acknowledges their contributions to the freedom struggle.
Conduct debates focusing on constitutional values, rights, and responsibilities in which students express their thoughts on topics such as democracy, equality, rights vs responsibilities, and the importance of upholding the principles mentioned in the Constitution.
Organize cultural performances such as dance, drama, or skits that depict historical events or showcase the diverse cultures of India. This celebrates the rich heritage of our country and brings a sense of unity in diversity among the students.
Conduct a poster-making competition in which students create posters that depict the significance of Republic Day innovatively. This visual art activity will allow students to freely express their thoughts and sentiments on freedom, democracy, and independence struggle.
Invite a guest speaker such as a historian or a social activist to address the students. Hold a questions and answers session after the guest introduction and organise a talk on the historical context of Republic Day that outlines the importance of civic responsibility.
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Organise a community services project such as a cleanliness drive, tree planting activity, and more that teach the students how they can act as responsible citizens in the community and contribute to its welfare. It is an activity on Republic Day that would help the students connect with the national spirit as they serve their community.
Republic Day is the national festival that makes us reflect on our national values. Through Republic Day activities, the kids build a sense of pride for how far our nation has come and realise their responsibility and love for the country.
JBM Smart Start is a school in Greater Noida that blends fun and education with engaging Republic Day activities for students and helps young minds turn into responsible citizens who acknowledge what a privilege it is to be a part of a democratic nation.