Aug 15, 2023

NIT Calicut celebrates 77th Independence Day with enthusiasm

The 77th Independence Day was celebrated with fervour at NIT Calicut. The ceremonies commenced when Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director, NITC, hoisted the National Flag at 9 am at the Open Air Theatre. Prof. Prasad Krishna also received the guard of honour from NCC cadets of NITC.

Col. (Retd.) Karunakaran was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Cdr. (Dr.) Shamasundara M S, Registrar; Prof. Rajanikant G K, Dean (Student Welfare) and Sub Lt. (Dr.) Chandrashekar Besta, Commanding Officer, NCC, NITC were also present.

During his Independence Day address Prof. Prasad Krishna described the unique cultural heritage of India and the progress made by the nation post-independence. He also highlighted some of the recent contributions of NIT Calicut in this march towards scientific and technological advancement of the country and urged the NITC community to come forward to work towards the betterment of the country, society and the world at large.

The Chief Guest, Col. (Retd.) Karunakaran, an army veteran who had served in Assam and Jammu and Kashmir, exhorted the students to utilize their talents to develop hardware and software solutions for the armed forces. Registrar Cdr. (Dr.) Shamasundara M S described various recent developments in military technology to throw light on areas where the NITC scientific community can potentially contribute. All the dignitaries emphasized the need for the citizens to stay united despite the diversity of their backgrounds.

Various student clubs and meritorious NCC cadets were presented with certificates of appreciation during the ceremony. A march past and an Independence Day procession were also organized. The function came to an end on a bright note with the cultural events by the students.


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