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IIT Roorkee celebrates 77th of independence Under "Nation First, Always First" Theme for Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Posted On: 15 AUG 2023 6:11PM by PIB Chennai

This year Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), is in its 176th year of foundation, and like every year, the institute celebrates the Independence Day Function on August 15, 2023, with its customary enthusiasm. The ceremonial event occurred in front of the iconic James Thomason Building on campus, a structure that stands as a testament to the institution’s legacy. The Director led the flag hoisting after inspecting the Guard of Honour and warmly welcomed the distinguished guests.

Under the overarching theme of "Nation First, Always First," this year's celebration aligned with the broader "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav" initiative. The event embraced the rich tapestry of India's diverse cultures, featuring cultural presentations by ABN Senior Secondary School students, Anushruti Academy for the Deaf, and the Cultural Society of IIT Roorkee. The celebration culminated with a harmonious rendition of the National Anthem.

Addressing the gathering on Independence Day, Prof. K K Pant, Director of IIT Roorkee, eloquently expressed, "Independence Day transforms our nation into a canvas painted with the hues of pride and patriotism. I am deeply appreciative of everyone present here, as I can confidently assert that IIT Roorkee's contribution to educating our youth goes beyond just a date on the calendar; it is a symphony that pays homage to the celebration of unity."

Remarkably, the celebration went beyond symbolic gestures. It underscored IIT Roorkee's steadfast commitment to nurturing knowledge, unity, and holistic development. The institution stands as a bastion of academic excellence, innovation, and national progress, encapsulating its enduring legacy that IIT Roorkee continues to be a cornerstone of academic excellence, innovation, and national progress.

On the eve of 14th August 2023, IIT Roorkee also solemnly observed "Partition Horrors Remembrance Day." The day was marked not only by introspection but also by active engagement. A comprehensive cleanliness drive encompassing hostels, messes, and offices, underscored the institution's dedication to honoring history through meaningful action.

Further fostering a spirit of unity and patriotism, the "Har Ghar Tiranga" initiative encouraged faculty, students, and staff to hoist the National Flag in their respective abodes from the 13th to the 15th of August 2023. This collective effort not only mirrored a nationwide celebration but also amplified the sense of shared identity and purpose.

Additionally, the institute's engagement in an enlightening Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), as part of the Aazadi Ka Amritkal celebrations, underscores its forward-thinking approach. This endeavor demonstrates IIT Roorkee's commitment to equipping its community with essential knowledge and tools for innovation, aligning seamlessly with the nation's progress.

In essence, these endeavors collectively exemplify IIT Roorkee's ethos of nurturing knowledge, unity, and holistic development while standing as a resolute pillar of national pride and progress.



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