BSF School celebrated October 31, the 139th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallab bhai Patel as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day), in the school campus as a mark of tribute to the efforts of the country’s First Home Minister to unite India. A floral tribute was paid to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The Chief Guest on the occasion Sh Rakesh Kumar Sharma, IG BSF Jammu FTR was given a warm welcome.The day was celebrated in a befitting manner and the message of cleanliness, unity, integrity and security of the country was conveyed to general masses through students. A group of about 500 students participated in the programme from all the reputed schools of the State.To begin with, National Unity Day pledge was administered to ail by the (Principal Dr S S Khokhar. The students and the staff pledged to uphold unity and security of the nation. Thereafter run for unity was organised. The Chief Guest Sh Rakesh Kumar Sharma, IG BSF Jammu FTR flagged off the rally. Apart from that various competitions including debate competition, quiz programs, poster making, collage making, games such as Kabaddi, volley ball, Kho Kho etc were organised mainly focussing on A March Past by the National Cadet Corps students rose in the spectators a feeling of National Unity and Oneness. All participants carried out cleanliness drive in the surrounding area of the programme venue. A short cultural programme by the students mesmerised the audience and drew a loud applause.
Addressing the august gathering, Sh Rakesh Kumar Sharma, IG BSF Jammu FTR said: “We cannot conceive of solar system without the sun and similarly, we cannot conceive of modern India without Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.” He congratulated the Principal of the school Dr S S Khokhar for his tireless efforts and infusing a spirit of nationalism and a feeling of oneness among students by means of organising such events.
The results of various events organised to mam the celebration were as follows : KV No . 2 won first position whereas BSF School Jammu got second position in Kho Kho girls. In volleyball boys BSf Sr Sec School got first position whereas KV No 2 Jammu won 2nd position. In Kabbadi first position went to Government Hr Sec School Paloura Jammu and BSF Sr Sec School Jammu won second position. In the event Run for Unity BSF Senior Secondary bagged first position whereas second position went to J P World and third position again was bagged by BSF School Jammu. In Debate competition Surushi of BSF Schoo and Ananya of Jodhamal School shared first position whereas Snober Sheikh of Jodhamal and Anant Bansal of KV No 2 got second and third position respectively. In on line quiz BSF School and DPS shared first position and second position was shared by Jodhamal and APS Miran Sahib and the third position went to KC International School Jammu.