To honor the constitution of India, which came into effect on January 26, 1950, IIT Bombay celebrated the 69th Republic Day of the nation at Gymkhana Ground on January 26, 2018. The constitution cemented India’s status as a sovereign socialist secular democratic republic. The function started with unfurling of the national flag by Prof. Devang Khakhar, Director of IIT Bombay. IIT Guard of Honor from NCC gave the salute to the flag.
It was followed by march past by the students of Campus School and Kendriya Vidyalaya, Security team, NCC cadets and guides. The bands of Kendriya Vidyalaya and Campus School were main attraction of the march past. The KV band has made the Institute proud. It is the only band to be selected from the Mumbai region to play in the KVS Nationals held in Pune.
As part of the Republic Day celebrations, awards and cash prizes were distributed to meritorious staff, students of IIT Bombay, Campus School, Kendriya Vidyalaya, KG School and Aman Day Care Centre. Mr. Pawan Dahiya, best player of Inter IIT sports meet and other achievers were felicitated during the event.
Director of IIT Bombay Prof. Devang Khakhar addressed the gathering and shared his best wishes with IIT Bombay community on the occasion of Republic Day.
The volunteers of NSS IIT Bombay presented a skit ‘Unusual ideas usually succeed’, emphasizing the importance of afforestation and its effect on the daily lives of a major part of the world population. It stressed that a single person can bring a noticeable change if he believes his ideas and has the grit and determination to make them succeed.
The cadets of NCC, IIT Bombay presented a skit, which revolved around the religious and ethnic diversity of our country. This play took the audience to our pre-independence period and showed a brief glimpse of our freedom struggle.
During the event, students of Campus School presented a skit-cum-dance performance on national integration. Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya performed Lezim dance before the audience while a puppet show was presented by the children of Aman Day Care Centre.