Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 25 September 2020

Some Indian schools closed on Sunday to mark Republic Day

The Indian High School Dubai is hosting a major celebration to mark the occasion

Pupils perform traditional dance at the Indian High School in Oud Metha, Dubai in 2016. The school hosts a huge outdoor celebration on January 26 each year. Antonie Robertson / The National
Pupils perform traditional dance at the Indian High School in Oud Metha, Dubai in 2016. The school hosts a huge outdoor celebration on January 26 each year. Antonie Robertson / The National

Some Indian schools will close on Sunday as families mark the country's Republic Day.

Indian High School will not run lessons but is hosting its annual celebration at its Oud Metha campus.

The largest school in the Gulf, it features traditional dance by pupils and welcomes families, diplomats and community leaders.

The New Indian Model School in Sharjah also issued a holiday for Sunday. Gems Our Own Indian School said it would remain open to make up for closure during flooding early this month, but encouraged pupils to wear traditional attire, as is custom on Republic Day.

Republic Day marks the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950, three years after the country achieved independence from British rule.

Updated: January 26, 2020 03:21 PM

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