Republic Day was celebrated at Infant Jesus School, Chikmagalur on 26th January, 2012 for the first time. At 8.30 a.m. the newly purchased school band was in action to welcome the chief guest Fr. Paul Melwyn D’Souza, OFM Cap. (en route Switzerland for Doctoral Research). He hoisted the national flag amidst all the students and parents gathered. In his speech he highlighted the qualities of a students and expressed great satisfaction about the discipline and first of all the school band performance within 20 days of practice. Bro. Victor Crasta, the principal in his speech said that the Tri-colour of the national flag represents 3 religions:- saffron for Hindus, white for Christians and Green for Muslims and in the centre the wheel to unite all the 3 religions and keep us moving and united. Sweets were distributed to all gathered and students danced to the tune to Vande Mataram and other patriotic songs.