REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS AT IIT BHILAI
India’s 72nd Republic Day was celebrated in all its solemnity and grandeur at the Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai on 26 January 2021. Prof Rajat Moona, Director IIT Bhilai, unfurled the Tricolor on the institute premises and this was followed by the singing of the national anthem. A synchronized parade marched past the audience in front of the academic block and was followed by a cultural programme.
Dr. Souradyuti Paul spoke to the audience about the significance of the Republic Day. Addressing the faculty members, staff and students, the Chief Guest Prof. Rajat Moona spoke about the importance of the constitutional framework as a guiding force towards national development. The premises reverberated with renditions of patriotic songs by faculty members and students of the institute.
On the occasion of the Republic Day, a donation drive was organised by NSS, IIT Bhilai. The IIT Bhilai community generously donated stationery items, clothes, and shoes towards the noble cause. A friendly cricket match was also organised between staff and faculty members during the day. The IIT Bhilai fraternity rejoiced on this beautiful occasion by coming together and creating a sense of unity and demonstrating gratitude to the founding fathers of the country.