PSG CT and PSG PTC joined to celebrate the completion of 71 years of Indian independence.
By Thirumalesh (B.E Robotics and Automation, 2017-2021)
The radiant sun was overshadowed by the buzzing NCC in their vibrant uniforms. The marching band welcomed everybody with its ceremonious beats. The five squadrons stood with their chests held high as Dr R. Rudramoorthy was invited to unfurl the Tricolour. Led by Cadet Under Officer S SUDARSHAN, they marched in harmony to salute the Triranga. On the stage stood Dr R. Rudramoorthy, Principal, PSG College of Technology and Dr B. Giriraj, Principal, PSG Polytechnic College as the chief guests of the ceremony. Among the attendees were the freshmen who gazed upon the happenings in awe as the events then shifted to the PSG Quadrangle.
Dr R Rudramoorthy delivered the National Integrity Pledge and went on to address the gathering. He spoke of how India as a nation has advanced tenfold in the past seven decades. Stressing on the importance of technology in nation’s development, he added that, with our ‘tech savvy nature’, we are right on track. However, there are fresh challenges, like Intellectual Property Rights issues and cyber crimes awaiting us, he added. He also stated that it is time for India to become “a provider of technology, rather than just being a consumer”.
Bharathanatyam is the mainstay of India’s rich culture and resounding heritage. Ms.MOUNIKA (B.Sc APPLIED SCIENCE, 2017-2020), a cadet who has been selected for the Republic Day Parade (2019) in Delhi, gave the audience a glimpse of her talents as her ghungroos fell in rhythm with the classical tune in the background.
The dance performance was followed by the prize distribution ceremony. Dr B Girirajan and Dr R Rudramoorthy awarded the cadets for their achievements in various sporting events and drill competitions. Their efforts in promoting cleanliness, waste management and traffic awareness among the students were also duly recognized.
The event concluded with the National Anthem and the resounding ‘Bharath mata ki jai’ chants. The likes of the Independence day celebrations bring us together and invoke the feeling of pride and the spirit of togetherness. With more such events (like the Swacch Bharath Abhiyaan) scheduled in the Tech calendar, one is assured that good values will not be lost anytime soon.
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