The fervor of freedom was celebrated with pride and patriotism at JIRS on 26 January 2019 on the occasion of the 70th Republic Day. The chief guest of the day was Group Captain Y. P. S. Vignan who was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as an Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) in the year July 1997. Professionally, he is trained on the MIG-21 and Su-30MKI fighter aircraft. He has held various critical portfolios like Senior Engineering Officer, Officer-in-Charge Maintenance Control Center and Senior Engineer (Aircraft) in forward fighter bases all over the country. He has also served as Instructor and trained airmen trainees at an Airmen Training Institute. Currently, he is posted to 26 Equipment Depot as Chief of Quality Assurance.
The function continued with the unfurling of the national flag and playing of the national anthem. The chief guest and the gathering were welcomed by the Head Boy Master Yuvraj Kedia. Inspiring speeches on the significance of the occasion of Republic Day were delivered by our extremely patriotic students in Hindi and English. The patriotic songs and dance performed by our students was proof of their love towards their nation. The power and energy exhibited by the youngsters showed their commitment and dedication and assured of a brighter future ahead. The Chief Guest in his speech exhorted us to maintain the dignity of being a citizen of a Republic.