Oct 25, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / prlog) The Indian Public
Schools’ Conference (IPSC) Band Competition 2010 for boys and girls had a
scintillating start on October 21, 2010 8 a.m. in the playground of
Birla Balika Vidyapeeth (BBVP) Pilani. Everyone knows that for the last
51 years, the one constant in the Republic Day Parade has been the NCC girls’ band
from Birla Balika Vidyapeeth — the Pilani Band. They are part of what
has now become a tradition.The Chief Guest for the function was Dr
Chandrashekhar Director of CSIR Laboratory CEERI, Pilani. After the IPSC
flag hoisting and welcome address by Dr Kasturi Principal BBVP Pilani,
the participating teams did a march-past.
Apart from BBVP Pilani,
the teams which competed included BRCM, Bahl; Sainik School, Ghorakhal
(Nainital); Sainik School, Kapurthala; Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hissar;
Birla Public School (BPS), Pilani. The band of the Birla School
established in 1901 the oldest educational institution in Pilani also
was present as a guest team.