Continuing the tradition of over three decades, MAEER’s MIT Group and MIT-WPU Management, Faculty, Staff and Students celebrated the ’73rd Indpendence Day of India’ in full Patriotic Fervor and with Democratic Values. The Chief Guest of Ceremony was Hon’ble Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma (PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM),
Former Governor of Mizoram & Arunachal Pradesh. The Celebrations started with ‘Flag Hoisting’ at the hands of the Chief Guest and other Guests, followed by National Anthem. All MIT-WPU Faculty, Staff and Students took the ‘Oath of Democratic Values’ along with Shri Rahul Karad- Executive President, MIT World Peace University. The atmosphere was charged with Patriotism as the MIT Students raised slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ which echoed loud in the Hill-Side Campus. MIT Pune has nurtured the values of ‘Serving the Nation’ by imparting training to the NCC Students in all three Indian Defense Services- Army, Navy, and Airforce. The NCC Cadets demonstrated their grit and commitment to the services by the conduct of an impeccable ‘Flag March’ .
The cultural program by the Students of MIT Schools included the colorful Traditional performance of ‘State of Maharashtra- Dhol Jhanz Lazim Pathak’ and Patriotic Group Songs. This was followed by ‘Road Display of Winning Teams of Smart India Hackathon’ students of Faculty of Engineering-who drove the ‘ACE Racing Cars designed by them, as part of on campus Innovation Teams under the banner- BAHA, GO-KART, SUPRA, PRO-Karters, ACCELERACERS among others.
This exciting mix of celebrations left all Students feeling with ‘the real sense of pride in their nation and its amazing talent pool’. The words of wisdom shared by Prof. (Dr.) S. Parasuraman, Vice-Chancellor, MIT-WPU, Pune; Hon. Prof. (Dr.) Vishwanath Karad-President MIT-WPU UNESCO Chair Holder & Founder, Executive President & Managing Trustee, MAEER’s MIT, Pune; the Chief Guest – Hon’ble Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma-(PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM), Former Governor of Mizoram & Arunachal Pradesh; and Hon. Rahul V. Karad Executive President, MIT-WPU, Pune- acted as the perfect guidelines and inspiring ideologies to be followed by the young students, who are the future of our great nation. The Program was concluded with Distribution of Saplings for the ‘Tree Plantation Drive’ as per the directives of the HRD Ministry to support the cause of Environmental Safety.