Dear Residents,

NRWA extends its heartiest greetings to all the residents and their families on the occasion of Republic Day on 26th January 2017.

Republic Day will be celebrated on Thursday the 26th January 2017 as per programme given below:-

Date             –         Thursday the 26th January 2017

Time             –         10.00 a.m. onwards.

Venue          –         Central Park

The programme will start at 10.00am with Flag hoisting and Vande Matram.

Arrangements to serve light refreshment at the end of the programme have been made.

All the residents and their families are requested to participate in large number to make the programme a success.

Dear Residents, we are all acutely aware of the fundamental rights enshrined in our Constitution that we gave ourselves 68 years ago. The fundamental duties were added to the Constitution exactly forty years ago, since there can be no rights without accountability, and duties go hand in hand with accountability. Accordingly, our Constitution says that it is the duty of every citizen of India.

  • to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem;
  • to cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired our national struggle for freedom;
  • to uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India;
  • to defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so;
  • to promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India; transcending religious, linguistic and regional or sectional diversities, and to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women;
  • to value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture;
  • to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creatures;
  • to develop scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform;
  • to safeguard public property and to abjure violence;
  • to strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity so that the nation constantly rises to higher levels of endeavour and achievement;
  • who is a parent or guardian to provide opportunities for education to his child or ward between the age of six and fourteen years.

The last of these eleven duties was added in 2002 to ensure that no Indian child is unschooled. Today we can take some satisfaction that our gross enrollment ratio has reached nearly 100% at the primary level, even if we have some ways to go at the higher levels of school and college education.

We wish to spend the remaining few minutes focusing on the three fundamental duties that are especially relevant to us at Pockegt-9: the duty to strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity, the duty to develop the spirit of enquiry and reform, and the duty to protect and improve our natural environment.

Pocket-9, as we all know, is privileged to be located in the loveliest of campuses, surrounded by natural beauty. It behooves us, in particular, to keep our surroundings clean and tidy. This means that our buildings must be squeaky clean, we must not leave unwanted junk in the corridors and on the road and on the parks, we must not permit our contractors to throw debris in the colony.

 Wishing you all once again a very, very happy Republic Day 2017. Jai Hind!

-NRWA Office Bearers

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