IIT Bhilai celebrates 73rd Republic Day with great joy
The Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai celebrated the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” on the 73rd Republic Day to commemorate the 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements. The joy for the IIT Bhilai family was doubled as the flag hoisting ceremony was carried out at both the campuses with full patriotic fervour.
The celebration at the permanent campus of IIT Bhilai (Kutelabhata) Bhilai began with the unfurling of the national flag by Prof. Rajat Moona, Director, IIT Bhilai followed by the National Anthem. The Director. Prof. Moona, recipient of the prestigious award “Best Electoral Practices Award” by the Minister of Law and Justice of India, expressed his immense pleasure of hosting this memorable event on the land of main campus which is going to be IIT Bhilai’s cutting-edge campus soon. He spoke about the institute’s achievements, including the awards received by students, staff and faculty members, and highlighted the success of the institute’s first convocation ceremony celebrated towards the end of 2021. He also appreciated the quality of the work being carried out by the CPWD and L&T Teams for the buildings’ construction, highlighting the GRIHA awards, already won by the ongoing campus project.
The celebration at the transit campus of IIT Bhilai in Sejbahar, Raipur was led by Prof. P. D. Srivastava by unfurling the tricolor flag on the institute premises and was followed by the singing of the National Anthem. After the flag hoisting, Prof. P. D. Srivastava addressed the audience with an encouraging speech on the significance of the Republic Day. He said that on this auspicious day, the constitution bestowed upon us certain rights, so it behoves us to carry out our duties with diligence and honesty. As part of the celebrations, students demonstrated the Surya Namaskar yogasana in the vicinity of our national flag, following the Covid-19 protocols. Prof. P. D. Srivastava then felicitated the winners of the fitness marathon “Aarambh”, organized by the Sports and Yoga Society.
The IIT Bhilai community rejoiced on this beautiful occasion by coming together in solidarity and creating a sense of nationalism by showing gratitude to the founding fathers of the republic India. The event was attended by students, faculty and staff members of the institute and was live streamed online.