Muscat: India's 68th Independence Day was celebrated by the students of Indian School, Al Ghubra, with great excitement, joy and fervour. J.S. Mukul, Indian ambassador to Oman, unfurled the tricolour and took the salute.
This was followed by the national anthem of India which evoked a sense of pride, patriotism and devotion to the nation.
The ambassador was presented a sapling by Lavanya Saxena of Grade 3 to promote environmental awareness.
A cultural programme titled 'Mera Bharat Mahaan', captivated the audience. The powerpoint presentation on India and the country's milestone achievements in various disciplines was informative and awe-inspiring.
A panorama depicting the classical dance fusion of Bharatnatyam, Odyssey, Mohiniyattam and Kuchipudi enthralled the crowd with its elegance, grace and style.
The colourful puppet and folk dances of various states, complemented by lighting and vibrant music, were mesmerizing.
The confluence of cultures was very well brought out by the 'Brides of India', who showcased the varied traditional wedding styles of India.
The programme culminated with the rendition of the patriotic song 'Sare Jahan Se Accha'. Set to contemporary musical beats, the song won a standing ovation from the audience.
A large gathering, comprising dignitaries, parents and well-wishers, who came to witness the celebration, showered praise on the students for putting up a scintillating performance.
The programme conceived and put up by the Indian School, Al Ghubra was acclaimed by left a lasting impression on everyone.
The School Management Committee complimented the students, teachers and the administrative staff for their splendid efforts.