Cuddalore – On the eve of the sixty-eighth Republic Day of India, the Cuddalore community animated a hilarious program. The students and seminarians were shuffled in groups and organized many competitive programs. Officials from the Cuddalore Judiciary Court came and headed the event which included cultural programs, adventurous events and a presentation of Indian brave arts. Brothers chosen from the group made speeches on the historic nature of Republic Day and merits and demerits of India. During his central oration, the chief guest said, “Though India became a free nation on August 15, 1947, it declared itself a Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state with the adoption of the Constitution on January 26, 1950. A salute of 21 guns and the unfurling of the Indian National Flag by Dr. Rajendra Prasad heralded the historic birth of the Indian Republic on that day. Thereafter the 26th of January was decreed a national holiday and was recognized as the Republic Day of India. The importance of this democracy is to secure for all its citizens, justice, liberty, equality, and gender and economic equity; and to promote fraternity, dignity of the individual, and unity and integrity of the nation.” He invited the young students and brothers to be brimming with hope and aspirations; to pursue life goals for fame, success and happiness with single-minded devotion; to consider happiness as their existential objective, which of course is understandable; to search for happiness in the highs and lows of day-to-day emotions, and in the fulfillment of the objectives they have set for themselves. Prizes and sweets were distributed to end the function.