TV stars recall their school flag-hoisting days

By Hindustan Times

On the occasion of Republic Day, a host of television stars went down memory lane, recalling flag-hoisting ceremonies and singing of the national anthem in their school days.

Rati Pandey, of Zee TV's Hitler Didi recalls: "National holidays like Republic Day only remind me of my school days and the patriotic fervour that gripped all of us as we celebrated it. However, even now, every moment makes me feel proud to be an Indian. As a kid, I remember standing in the school assembly, singing the national anthem and seeing the flag being hoisted. I used to feel really proud watching the flag hoisting."

Shashank Vyas of Balika Vadhu said: "During my school days I used to participate in cultural programmes and attend flag-hoisting ceremonies, but at that time I didn't know the imp