With the whole country, University of Hyderabad (UoH) today celebrated the 67th Independence Day of India. As per the University’s tradition, it was first celebrated at the Golden Threshold (GT) campus in the city and later at the Prof. Gurbakhsh Singh Maidan in the UoH Campus.

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Honourable Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy hoisted the National Flag in the presence of the entire campus fraternity including students, teaching and non-teaching staff. Pro VC, Prof. E Haribabu hoisted the National Flag at the campus school.

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Students from the campus school as well as Kendriya Vidayalaya, UoH campus actively participated in this celebration performing dances and singing patriotic songs during the cultural programme.


In his Independence Day speech, Prof. Ramaswamy recalled the achievements of the UoH in the last year and the prosperity in the campus which has on the whole contributed towards a better life on the campus. Referring to our glorious history, he said that we have advanced on many fronts. He also highlighted the recent happenings and changes at the UoH. He mentioned about the Kendriya Vidayalaya at UoH, expansion of the academic infrastructure on the campus, Installation of the 100 KW Solar Power Plant to entirely run the Library, initiation of the process of starting a new School of Education and so on. He expressed hope about the new transparent admission process which has increased the number of admissions this year. Later on he talked about the importance and prominence of the university which is recognised not only in the country but also in abroad. While emphasizing on the importance of the university in various fields, he mentioned the several awards and recognitions that our faculty and students have achieved in recent times and said that the students of UoH have the abilities to achieve greater heights and make a name for them. Prof. Ramaswamy asked all the students to be confident and work hard to excel in their area of research. He informed everyone that recently, University of Hyderabad, had been given the status of University of Excellence. Referring to the campus environment and its biodiversity, he mentioned a master plan for the university including increased usage of solar power and talked about a future programme of installing many lifts in several buildings with the help of Ministry of Social Welfare. Prof. Ramaswamy ended his speech with a request to the campus community for larger participation in achieving a more active, open and transparent administration.

Later the vice-chancellor met the teaching, non-teaching staff and students and exchanged Independence Day greetings.

by Abu Saleh, Ph.D. Scholar in CCL