Every year the entire nation celebrates this auspicious day with full zeal and enthusiasm. India celebrates its Independence Day to solemnize its freedom from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation. Our first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru truly said, “The world was asleep but India awoke to life and freedom”.
The Independence Day of any country is a moment of pride and glory and to mirror the same we celebrated the 70th Independence Day at Symbiosis InfoTech Campus (SIC) with joy and happiness- no rituals, just festivities.
Flag Hoisting & National Anthem
The ceremony started at 8:15 am in the open area of SIC with a large crowd of students, staffs and children. The anchors of the event commenced the program by greeting each and every one gathered and introduced to us the various guests. Dr. Dhanya Pramod, director of SCIT, was the chief guest and the other guests who joined us for the celebration were Dr. Chitnis, director of SIIB, Dr.Pratima, director of SCMHRD and Col.Kadam, Campus Administrator (SIC). The celebration began with the traditional Flag Hoisting Ceremony by the dignitaries and the singing of the National Anthem.
Director’s Speech – Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology.
The director of SCIT, Dr.Dhanya addressed the gathering first. She started by quoting about a survey conducted on what issues does the youth wants the prime minister of India to focus on and result of the survey highlighted two major areas of issue – Education and Intolerance. She stressed upon the importance of innovation in shaping the future of our country and why students should strive for innovation for progressing in their career. She also exemplified the importance of yoga for remaining fit and healthy and thus to be more productive. Dr. Dhanya’s speech on innovation and healthy life illustrated the undeniable aspects of progress that we as good citizens should focus on.
Campus Administrator’s Speech – Symbiosis InfoTech Campus
The Campus Administrator of SIC, Col. Kadam (retd.) concentrated on how Independence Day comes with responsibility and how the needs of our country outplace our personal comfort. He cited examples from RIO Olympics that we are not getting enough medals but our players are playing with passion and that is a praiseworthy thing. He also spoke about the significance of hobbies in a person’s life and he urged that students should at least have one hobby and they should work for it with devotion.
Prize Distribution (Staffs)
The prize were distributed to the staffs of Symbiosis InfoTech Campus for their outstanding performance under various departments like security, mess services, cleaning services etc.
Cultural Programs and Activities by the Students
We had a rainbow of mesmerizing, sensational and incredible cultural presentations. Dancers showcased exemplary performances and the singers held us captive by their divine music and voice.
The main attraction of the ceremony was the beautiful dance performances by ‘SymBeats’, the dance group of SCIT.The band of SCIT mesmerized the crowd with melodious songs like “Ashayein”, “Lukka-Chuppi” and the last song “Vande Mataram” was choired by the band members and the whole crowd.
Vote Of Thanks
The vote of thanks was delivered by the anchors of the event. It was beautifully quoted by one of the anchors in the end.
“ Doston baat ye hawao ko batae rakhna,
jahan roshan hoga, Diye Jalae rakhna,
ki hai hifajat lahu de kar jiski humne,
mun me sada us tirange ko basae rakhna”
The ceremony ended but each one of us was overwhelmed with patriotic feeling and indeed, it was a day of joy, a day to love and respect our country and make it a better place for the citizens and for the coming generations to live and experience the freedom, peace and unity in diversity.