The University of Hyderabad (UoH) celebrated the 68th Independence Day of India with great fanfare and gusto. Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Vice-Chancellor, hoisted the National Flag at the New Sports Complex and the ceremony was well attended by the University fraternity.
The parade platoons gave a fine display of march-past. A total of four platoons consisting of UoH security staff, BIS security staff, UoH NSS students and Kendriya Vidyalaya UoH campus students showcased their talent. On this occasion, the Vice-Chancellor presented award certificates to the security personnel for their dedicated service to the University.
The Vice Chancellor in his Independence Day speech congratulated all the members of the university and said that it was the first time that the University was celebrating this event after formation of the new Telangana state. He said that UoH is certainly one of the premier research universities and reiterated that all must play a role to educate, fulfill our destiny to educate and to enable and to liberate. He highlighted the achievements of the final year MFA outgoing batch of students at the recent exhibition that was held at the Salar Jung Museum. He said that the sense of liberation that is offered by education was beautifully captured by the students of the university at the exhibition.
He averred that the students of the university have discovered that UoH gives them the opportunity to soar as high as they want to. He also pointed out the growth of the university and stated that UoH has been ranked among the top five universities in India and number one in the South. The students and faculty members have been recognized nationally and internationally for their research. Prof. Ramaswamy emphasized upon the need to embark on the concept of University Social Responsibility on similar lines of the Corporate Social Responsibility which is currently well-defined. University should take such leadership roles that will help in checking socio-economic and development challenges, he added.
Some cute, inspiring cultural events including group song and dance performances based upon social harmony and National Integrity were performed by the students of UoH primary school and Kendriya Vidyalaya UoH Campus Students. A breath-holding yoga presentation was demonstrated by the students of UoH on this occasion.
Later the Vice-Chancellor inaugurated a new park on the campus which will be maintained by the student volunteers of the National Service Scheme (NSS).
– By Saumya Painuli, MA Communication, UoH