The 71st Independence Day celebrations at PSG College of Technology instilled a spirit of pride and patriotism among the students and the faculty.
The clouds seemed to dominate the morning sky leaving transitory patches of blue with a hint of greyness too, suggesting chances of rain. The petrichor lingering in the air proved to be a refreshment to the senses. These factors seemed to magnify the existing enthusiasm among the students who participated in the 71st Independence Day celebrations in PSG College of Technology. The celebrations began at around 8 am on 15th of August, 2017, with the arrival of the Chief Guests- Dr.R.Rudramoorthy, Principal, PSG College of Technology and Dr.B.Girirajan, Principal, PSG Polytechnic College. They were welcomed by the parade and Dr.R.Rudramoorthy hoisted the tricolour national flag. This was followed by the National Anthem.
The Chief Guests were then invited by the parade commander CSUO H.Abdul Javidh to inspect the five squads:
- 1/4 Tamil Nadu Battalion NCC, PSG Polytechnic College,
- 5/4 Tamil Nadu Battalion NCC, PSG College of Technology,
- 5 Tamil Nadu Girls Battalion NCC, PSG College of Technology,
- 2 Tamil Nadu Composite Technical Company NCC, PSG College of Technology,
- 5 Tamil Nadu Air Squadrant Technical NCC, PSG College of Technology.
This was followed by the ceremonial march past, led by the parade commander CSUO H.Abdul Javidh. The parade seemed to showcase the unity and strict discipline of the cadets.
After the march past, Dr.R.Rudramoorthy began his speech by appreciating the NCC cadets, officers and the efforts made by the members of the Students Union. The gathering ardently listened to the Principal’s speech, as he spoke about our country’s contributions in technological advancements that impact our day-to-day lives. He mentioned that our country’s growth rate is constant and that poverty has been effaced considerably. He also stated that India’s growth in the field of Information Technology has gained the attention of global audience and that technologies such as Virtual Reality, Cloud Computing, Instant Messaging and Video Conferencing have changed the operation of organizations in an astonishing way. He also added that in spite of the advancements in Science and Technology in the past decade, there is still a long way to go.
He listed the fields that are direly in need of automation, such as Healthcare, Waste Management, Food Production, Agriculture Management and Urban Infrastructure. He added that, in contrary to the popular belief that automation would lead to unemployment, it would, in reality, improve the employment opportunities. He concluded his speech by saying that artificial Intelligence is the future and that the stepping stone to AI was Automation.
The Principal’s speech was followed by a Sequence Drill by the cadets of 2 Tamil Nadu Composite Technical Company. They made various formations, each formation signifying various qualities of the cadets such as alertness, eminence and reverence.
This was followed by the demonstration of a live attack scenario of enemies in the Indian border, by the cadets of 1/4 Tamil Nadu Battalion NCC. Another notable aspect of the 71st Independence Day celebration was the showcasing of a remote controlled aeromodel by Mr.S.GOWTHAM (B.E. Robotics and Automation Engineering,2017-2021). The model was made to fly and to do a variety of air tricks such as knife-edge, roll, loop, inverted flying and splits, which amazed and enthralled the gathering. The celebration came to an end with the honouring of the NCC cadets by Dr.R.Rudramoorthy.
In today’s scenario, where feelings like patriotism and public spirit might seem far fetched and isolated in the general populace, organized gatherings for events such as the Independence day serve to admonish our nationalistic sentiments and remind us that we are, in fact, not alone, but have a billion brothers and sisters.