Written By: Dr. Leela Prasad
Photography By: Dr. Baba Prasad
As the tri-color fluttered in the light breeze, we sang the Indian national anthem. With bright faces, songs, sweets, and the flag hoisting, Aksharavani and its community had just celebrated its first Republic Day as a school!
The flagpole with a pulley on top of it was made by one of the parents.
The teachers, who had stayed back the previous evening to draw elaborate muggu (rangoli, or floor designs) hoisted the flag. Outside on the main campus, the University of Hyderabad had its own yearly celebration. For Aksharavani, this moment was also its own history being made.