SRINAGAR. JAN 26 – The 75th Republic Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Friday, where Director Prof. A. Ravinder Nath who presided over the function unfurled tricolor on the campus.
The event was attended by the Institute’s Registrar Prof. Atikur Rahman, Deans, HODs, faculty members, administrative officers, and security wing staff. It was followed by a grand parade by the security wing of the institute, where the Director took a salute from the Parade Commander and inspected parade contingents.
Dean Students Welfare, Prof. Abdul Liman was the Nodal Officer for the Republic Day celebrations.
Addressing the gathering, Director NIT, Prof. A. Ravinder Nath acknowledged the contributions of our great leaders, who, through their sacrifices and vision, paved the way for a free and independent India.
“Today is a day to remember and honor those who fought for our freedom and shaped the destiny of our nation. At NIT Srinagar, we are not just nurturing academic excellence but also instilling in our students the values that will make them responsible and compassionate citizens,” he said.
The Director also highlighted the need for a renewed commitment to advancing knowledge, fostering innovation, and contributing to society as we observe this significant day.
“Since Kashmir is the seat of knowledge and learning, the NIT fraternity focuses on empowering the country with new knowledge and innovation,” he said.
Prof. Nath expressed pride in the accomplishments of NIT Srinagar and emphasized the ongoing advancements in the realms of education and research.
He highlighted that institute’s students are not only the future of the institution but also the prospective leaders of the nation.
Director NIT Srinagar urged everyone to empower these students with the necessary skills and values, shaping them into responsible and visionary leaders.
Prof. Nath also thanked everyone for attending and participating in the ceremony. He extended his special gratitude to the security personnel for their participation and efforts.
Institute’s Registrar, Prof. Atikur Rahman paid rich tributes to the visionaries who crafted the Constitution and paved the way for a just and inclusive society.
“As we hoist the national flag, let it remind us of sacrifices made by countless individuals who fought for our freedom and responsibility we bear in upholding the democratic principles enshrined in our Constitution,” he said.
Prof. Rahman said that it is a day to reflect on the values and principles that guide us as a nation and renew our commitment to building a better, stronger, and more united India.
He also expressed gratitude for the presence of our Deans, Heads of Departments, the entire teaching fraternity, and non-teaching staff whose tireless efforts significantly contribute to the academic excellence and overall development of the institution.
“Students are the heart and soul of our institution. They embody the future of our nation. Your enthusiasm, creativity, and commitment inspire us all. As we celebrate this Republic Day, let us pause for a moment to contemplate our responsibilities in shaping a just, inclusive, and prosperous society,” Prof. Rahman added.
Following the event, both faculty and non-faculty members participated in the Republic Day festivities at Bakshi Stadium, Srinagar. The Institute had organized special buses to facilitate the transportation of its employees to the Stadium and back.