On January 26, 1950, India officially became a republic with the enactment of its constitution. The 75th Republic Day was joyously observed across our campuses, serving as a poignant reminder of the visionary contributions of our constitution’s framers, the democratic principles that define our nation, and our enduring commitment to the well-being of our country. The national flag was proudly unfurled at all our campuses.
At the Prasanthi Nilayam campus, Professor B Raghavendra Prasad, the Vice-Chancellor, hoisted the national flag and addressed students on the significance of the day. A stirring performance by the brass band and the Department of Music filled the atmosphere with patriotic fervor.
Group Captain K R Narayan, an esteemed alumnus who served the Indian Air Force for over three decades, presided over the festivities at the Muddenahalli campus. After unfurling the national flag, he delivered a speech to the students on the theme “Bharath: The Mother of Democracy.”
Celebrations at the Brindavan campus were graced by Colonel Arun Bhagra, a retired AGM from SC Railways with over three decades of service in the Territorial Army (Madras Sappers). He shared his thoughts after unfurling the national flag, highlighting how Bhagawan Baba had inspired him to serve the nation. Sri Pulkit Khare, a third-year B.Com (Hons) student, also addressed the gathering.
At the Anantapur campus, Professor N Srividya, the Campus Director, unfurled the national flag, followed by the National Anthem and a parade. The chief guest, Ms. Ridhi Bhalla, an alumna of SSSIHL serving in the Indian Armed Forces, encouraged students to excel and take pride in their Indian identity.
The festivities included the presentation of appreciation mementos to the Hockey teams (National Sports Day Event), acknowledgment of Ms. K Hemasri for excellence in Archery, and recognition of Ms. D Akshitha Parwati, the runner-up in the State Level Tennis competition. Additionally, gifts were distributed to the contingent staff for their contributions to the Annual Sports & Cultural Meet 2024.